Monthly Archives: January 2013

Watch the Blackened Brass Patina Process on Carl Aubock’s Optimist/Pessimist

Auboeck Video

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Very interesting video of fellow Mid Century Austrian artist Carl Auboeck’s (Aubock) patination process on his Optimist/Pessimist figures. You can watch the figures go from bright golden brass to the signature matte black color. Both Walter Bosse and Carl Auboeck were contemporaries working with brass/bronze in Vienna, Austria in the 1950s. This is the same technique Bosse used on Black-Golden Line and is the same process we still use today to patina and polish our figures!

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52 × BOSSE: Week 5

Walter Bosse fish Week 5 features Walter Bosse’s 5283 Fish feeding underwater.
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Jonathan Adler’s New Brass Menagerie!

Walter Bosse vs Jonathan Adler Brass Corkscrews

We’re big fans of Jonathan Adler’s brass bibelots! They seem to be very much inspired by Bosse’s older work with his collection of letter openers, corkscrew and shoehorns. It’s great that modern designers are also being inspired by brass. Their company ethics are similar in that they wanted to bring happiness to people through their designs. Don’t they all look like they could be brothers and sisters? Check out the similarities below!

Walter Bosse vs Jonathan Adler Brass LetterOpeners
Jonathan Adler vs. Walter Bosse Letter Openers

Walter Bosse vs Jonathan Adler Brass Shoehorns
Jonathan Adler vs. Walter Bosse Shoe Horns

Walter Bosse vs Jonathan Adler Brass Peacock
Jonathan Adler vs. Walter Bosse Peacocks

Walter Bosse vs Jonathan Adler Brass Bulls
Jonathan Adler vs. Walter Bosse Bulls

Walter Bosse vs Jonathan Adler Brass Hippos
Jonathan Adler vs. Walter Bosse Hippos

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The Etsy Blog – Storyboard: New Skin

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Little vintage cobra snake figurine was featured on the Etsy Blog. You can read the entire post here!

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52 × BOSSE: Week 4

Walter Bosse turtle underwater Week 4 features Walter Bosse’s 6039 Turtle relaxing at the bottom of a pond.
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52 × BOSSE: Week 3

Walter Bosse sleeping cat with ball of yarn Week 3 features Walter Bosse’s 6055 Cat with a ball of string napping.
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Vintage Spotlight: Fox

Walter Bosse Brass Fox Sculpture
Walter Bosse Catalog PageWe’re very excited to feature a new addition to our Museum today. It’s a very rare and early original Walter Bosse bronze fox. It is quite large at approximately 7″ long and 4.25″ tall, unmarked. Featured in one of Bosse’s original catalog pages (it can be found on page 111 of Walter Bosse – Leben Kunst und Handwerk). Consistent with Bosse’s early works in metal, it has the original shiny black lacquered finish painted on instead of the oxidized patina, which was developed later on. Now to just find the other two!

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52 × BOSSE: Week 2

Walter Bosse Penguin Figurine Week 2 features Walter Bosse’s BO12 Penguin with a bowtie in the snow.
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Happy New Year: 52 × BOSSE

Happy New Year Everyone!

Recently, we’ve been inspired by all the pictures of your collections we thought we should start 2013 with a “picture a week” series from our collection. You can also follow the diorama series on Facebook and here on the blog.

So here it is, the first in the “52 × BOSSE” series:

Walter Bosse Bear Figurine Week 1 features Walter Bosse’s BO10 Bear with a top-hat and New Year’s sign .
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