Walter Bosse Fish Ashtrays

Bosse Baller Bronze Fish
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Bosse Baller Bronze Fish
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Walter Bosse Fish Ashtrays

350.00

Designer: Walter Bosse (1904 - 1979)

Item: Pair of brass fish ashtrays

Manufactured by: Walter Bosse and Hertha Baller

Country of origin: Austria

Year made: 1950s

Materials: Patinated and polished brass

Dimensions: Each is 4” x 3 “ x  ¾”

Condition: Excellent.  Photo shows some discoloration which is just dust.  

Description:  A fine pair of stylized modernist designed brass fish ashtrays by the famed Bosse/Baller partnership that began in the 1950s.  These are the original vintage versions, and not more recent reissues which are commonly found.  These could also be used to serve small candies or nuts, or simply admired for elegant modern design.  Signed “Austria Baller” on bottom of each.

References: Schreyer-Hartmann, Cherica, Walter Bosse: Leben, Kunst und Handwerk 1904-1979. Vienna: Brandstätter, 2000


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