Richard Rohac Leaf Tray

Richard Rohac Leaf Tray
Richard Rohac Leaf Ashtray
Rohac Leaf Tray
Rohac Leaf Dish Marks
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Richard Rohac Leaf Tray
Richard Rohac Leaf Ashtray
Rohac Leaf Tray
Rohac Leaf Dish Marks
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Richard Rohac Leaf Tray

275.00

Designer: Richard Rohac (1906 – 1956)

Item: Leaf Tray

Manufactured by: Richard Rohac

Country of origin: Austria

Year made: 1940s

Materials: Patinated and unpolished brass

Dimensions: 1” x 7 ½” x 2 ¾” 

Condition: Excellent

Description: Another very fine, well executed and elegant patinated brass work by Richard Rohac.  This heavy and well cast work rivals the overall quality, craftsmanship and design of the work by Carl Auböck, but at a much more reasonable price point.  Marked with the reverse Rs and “Made in Austria” as shown in the photograph.  This object graced the cover of one of Rohac’s catalogs as shown. We have only seen one other leaf shaped tray by Rohac, which was more squat and more like an ashtray than this example.  This is simply one of the finer and more elegant works by Rohac we have ever seen or handled. 

This is likely an immediate post WWII object because patination was used to obscure the impurities in the brass that was used by melting down shell casings from spent munitions. This was a method also utilized by the Hagenauer and Auböck shops because of the scarcity of materials. The unpainted sections shows slight tonal differences that are the result of using this less pure brass.

Rohac was a master metal craftsman who began and completed his apprenticeship with the Werkstatte Hagenauer in Vienna, Austria as a teenager and stayed with the workshop another nine years before opening his own metalwork business in 1932. 

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