Aubock Fish Bottle Opener Model 4687

Aubock Fish Bottle Opener 4687
Carl Aubock Fish Bottle Opener
Aubock Bottle Neptune Opener Signature
Aubock Fish Bottle Opener Mark
Aubock Neptune Openers
Aubock Neptune Marks
Aubock Fish Bottle Opener 4687
Carl Aubock Fish Bottle Opener
Aubock Bottle Neptune Opener Signature
Aubock Fish Bottle Opener Mark
Aubock Neptune Openers
Aubock Neptune Marks

Aubock Fish Bottle Opener Model 4687

325.00

Designer: Carl Auböck III (1924 – 1993)

Item: Fish Bottle Opener Model No. 4687

Manufactured by: Amboss Neuzeughammer Werkstätte Carl Auböck

Country of origin: Austria

Year made: 1950s to 1960s

Materials: Leather and Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 9 ½” x 1 ½” x 3/8”

Condition: Very good. The leather is in excellent condition for its age with no brittleness, dryness, cracking or splitting as often seen on these, and only showing a few stains. Some of the stainless has a few discolorations seen in the high resolution photos, but not noticeable in person.

References: Kois, Clemens, Carl Auböck: The Workshop, Powerhouse Books, (2012); Wright Auction Catalog; The Workshop: Carl Auböck Designs 1930-1980, (2016); Auböck, Carl IV, die kataloge der werkstätte carl auböck 1925 - 1975, Carl Auböck Archive (2005); Auböck, Carl IV, die arbeiten der werkstätte carl auböck fotografiert von 1948 - 2005, Carl Auböck Archive (2009); Kuzmany, Marion, Auböck 1924 - 1993 Architect: Design for Modern Living, Verlang Anton Pustet (2009).

Description: Here is another iconic Carl Auböck III design; perhaps one of his most famous and easily recognizable. Referred to as the Neptune openers, these were manufactured with several different handle wraps, including cane, horn and wood. The first series had the steel produced by Amboss Neuzeughammer Austria and the handles were crafted by hand in the Werkstätte Carl Auböck. All the leather versions were hand stitched at the Werkstätte Carl Auböck. This is a first series production with the Auböck name with the Amboss anvil symbol on one side and "Stainless Made in Austria" on the other side. Later versions had the steel produced by Arthur Salm and did not have the Auböck name on them and were only marked Austria Stainless with the AS cypher for Arthur Salm, but these too had their leather, wood, horn and cane handles crafted by hand at the Werkstätte Carl Auböck.

These openers are becoming quite collectable and based on some recent auction action it seems the prices for these are rising quickly. Shop around on the internet and you will see many dealers asking considerably more than our asking price. We have several others in black and brown leather with the Aubock and Amboss markings and one Arthur Salm version in brown leather in its original box. If you are interested in any of these others the price is the same per piece, but you will need to contact us to request a specific item. We have attached photos of the others here. We also try to keep in inventory examples with cane, horn and wood handles.

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