Carl Aubock Horn Bookends

Aubock Horn Bookends
Carl Aubock Horn Bookends
Aubock Rams Horn Bookends
Aubock Horn Bookend
Aubock Horn Bookend Label Shadow
Aubock Horn Bookends
Carl Aubock Horn Bookends
Aubock Rams Horn Bookends
Aubock Horn Bookend
Aubock Horn Bookend Label Shadow

Carl Aubock Horn Bookends

925.00

Designer: Carl Auböck II (1900 – 1957)

Item: Horn Bookends Model 4671 or 4773

Manufactured by: Werkstätte Carl Auböck

Country of origin: Austria

Year made: Ca. 1950s

Materials: Mouflon (sheep’s) horn and enameled steel with brass screws

Dimensions: 6 ½” x 4 ¼” x 5”

Condition: Excellent.  One brass screw on the bottom is a replacement.

References: Wright Auction Catalog; The Workshop: Carl Auböck Designs 1930-1980 (2016); Kois, Clemens, Carl Auböck: The Workshop, Powerhouse Books (2012); 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).

Description: Here is a pair of important Auböck II designed bookends in Mouflon (wild sheep) horn and steel.  Mouflon is a subspecies of wild sheep.  The Werkstätte produced these style bookends with both buffalo and sheep horn, and with enameled steel, polished brass, or nickel plated brass bases.  In the Archives books these show as model 4671 and 4773.  Many of the horn bookends were unmarked, as is the case with this pair, but it does retain the shadow of an adhesive sticker residue on the spot where the distributors red decal “Made in Austria” paper label was affixed to the bottom in the same location as other documented examples we have seen.  These stickers were a distinctive red and white stripe with the words “Made in Austria” in black.  We have seen other pairs with this label or partial label affixed.

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