Our Virtual Museum serves as a reference for collectors and documents the history of Walter Bosse’s work, as well as other makers working in brass in the 1920s–1980s. This is by no means a complete collection—only the pieces the museum has been able to acquire over the years. So if you do not see something listed here, that does not mean it is inauthentic! All of the items are displayed here for documentary purposes only. We also offer vintage items for sale here in our shop.
Walter Bosse Hedgehog Collection
Vintage original hedgehogs by Walter Bosse. Includes versions in patinated brass, polished brass, bronze, copper, nickel, german silver, steel, cast iron, chrome plated, and aluminum.
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 Pottery
Vintage original Walter Bosse pottery and ceramics from Terra, Kufstein, and Achatit.
Walter Bosse for Karlsruhe Majolika
Vintage original Walter Bosse pottery from his collaboration with Karlsruhe Majolika in Germany.
Walter Bosse Castoffs
Vintage Walter Bosse unfinished castings, sometimes with inclusions or missing pieces. They often look similar to masters, but still have texture from flashing/casting, and are unfinished.
Vintage original Hagenauer bronze, nickel, and mahogany figurines, sculptures, and objects.
Vintage original Carl Auböck bronze objects and printed wooden boxes.
Vintage original Richard Rohac bronze figurines.
Vintage copies of Walter Bosse bronze figures from Taxco in Mexico. Some are original-to-Taxco designs done in the style of Bosse, and not copies of Bosse’s designs directly.
Vintage copies of Walter Bosse bronze figures from France. These are usually marked with a Chamois logo and “France.” They are mostly direct copies of Bosse’s work, but some are just inspired by his items.
Unknown Makers or Copies of Bosse Designs
Vintage items from unknown makers as well as France, Israel, and Austria. Also shown are some copies of Walter Bosse bronze figures from England.