Our Virtual Museum serves as a reference for collectors and documents the history of modern Vienna craft. While many of the items are displayed here for documentary purposes, some of these items are still being made and sold today in our shop. We also offer vintage items here in our Etsy shop.
Walter Bosse Master Collection
Vintage original masters by Walter Bosse and Herta Baller. Includes bronze sculptures and everyday objects used for casting which are about 20% larger than finished items cast from these masters. All have been sitting unused since the 1950s and came from the original collection of the Bosse/Baller company in Austria.
Walter Bosse Large & Useful Objects Austria – 1950s & Later
Vintage original Walter Bosse and Herta Baller large bronze sculptures and useful objects. Includes egg cups, ashtrays, dishes, corkscrews, pipe holders, candleholders, bottle openers, pretzel holders, toothpick holders and more.
Walter Bosse Miniatures – Austria 1950s & Later
Vintage original Walter Bosse and Herta Baller bronze miniatures and keychains.
Walter Bosse German Castings – 1960s & Later
Vintage original Walter Bosse miniatures and useful objects cast in Germany after 1960. Includes egg cups, ashtrays, dishes, corkscrews, pipe holders, candleholders, bottle openers, pretzel holders, toothpick holders and more in bronze and aluminum.
Walter Bosse Pewter & Other Materials – Austria 1970s & Later
Vintage original Walter Bosse and Herta Baller items made in fine pewter (from the 1980s) and other materials (nickel and silver plated). Aluminum items are from the 1970s.
Walter Bosse Ceramic
Vintage original Walter Bosse pottery and ceramics by Karlsruhe Majolika, Metzler & Ortloff and Achatit.
Vintage original Hagenauer bronze, nickel and mahogany figurines, sculptures and objects.
Vintage original Carl Auböck bronze objects and printed wooden boxes.
Richard Rohac Bronze
Vintage original Richard Rohac bronze figurines.
Other Copies of Bosse Designs
Vintage copies of Walter Bosse bronze figures from England, France, Taxco Mexico, Israel, and Austria.
Walter Bosse Markings
Authentic Walter Bosse items have a variety of markings and were quite often unmarked. Early markings include: “AUSTRIA”, “BOSSE AUSTRIA” and “BALLER AUSTRIA”. Later markings include: “MADE IN GERMANY” and “HANDMADE IN AUSTRIA” foil sticker. All authentic Bosse reproductions are stamped with “BOSSE AUSTRIA”.
Hagenauer and Austrian Brass Markings
Werkstätte Hagenauer marked items with circular “WHW” logo, “KARL”, “MADE IN AUSTRIA”, “Handmade” and “HAGENAUER WIEN”. Hagenauer’s circular logo was not designed until 1925 so pieces before then were often unmarked or marked with just the Austria stamp. Carl Auböck pieces are marked with a script “Auböck”, “MADE IN AUSTRIA” or were also often unmarked. Richard Rohac split off from Hagenauer and started his own business producing collectible figures in the 1950s. Early items were unmarked with most items stamped with a curved “MADE IN AUSTRIA” and backward facing “RR” in a square logo. The “RR” logo is often confused for denoting “Rena Rosenthal” which it does not. Below are examples of authentic markings.