Walter Bosse Vintage Sagittarius Figurine, c. 1940s


This Sagittarius is a small creature with big personality! Walter Bosse, an expert craftsman from the golden age of Vienna bronzes, designed his “black/gold” series of bronze figurines to make “as many people as possible happy.”

Excellent example of a Walter Bosse brass figurine. This modernist Sagittarius / archer from the 1940s is in great condition with good patina. Very early model with rare “Bosse Austria” mark on the bottom. Made by Bosse before the company passed over to Baller in the 1950s and finished in polished brass. Great for your horoscope obsessed friend or lover of astrology and stars. Last image in the listing shows a page from the 1950s Baller catalog with the Sagittarius marked under #329.

Authenticated by Modern Vienna Bronze as an original Walter Bosse design.

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Designed by Walter Bosse, circa 1940s.

Born in Vienna in 1904, Walter Bosse was a student of Micheal Powolny, Franz Cizek, and Richard Riemerschmid. He initially worked with ceramic sold by the Wiener Werkstätte, Augarten, and Goldscheider. His designs are some of the most important works in mid-century decorative arts. In the late 1940s Bosse began to produce countless brass miniatures (mostly animal figurines) with which he showed his admiration for the various creatures of nature. With his colleague, Karl Hagenauer, he created several figures inspired by the “zoo” theme. With the uncommon look of the collection, he focused on “making as many people as possible happy.” In partnership with Herta Baller he presented his collection at art fairs in Frankfurt, where he found a large amount of international customers. The “black/gold” interplay between polished and patinated brass was soon known around the world.

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Materials: Bronze/brass

Dimensions: 45 mm / 1.75″ tall
38mm / 1.5″ wide

Additional information

Weight 30 g
Dimensions 38 × 45 mm


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