Presenting this beautifully stylised brass horse of the recognised Walter Bosse design - design number 2. The design of this piece carries the influences typical of the Mid Century Modern times which would have been at the height of it's popularity during the time the horse was crafted.
Mid Century Modern design influences can include an 'atomic feel' that transforms ordinary geometric shapes into curves and waves and an exaggeration of length or stylising and this influence is evident in the design of this piece.
A elegant and sophisticated accent piece, this would suit a vintage, contemporary, Mid Century Modern and even industrial decor themed room.
Excellent, no damage, natural wear that commensurable with age is present, please see photographs as part of condition report.
c. 4" / 10 cm tall (from mane to base) x c. 3.5" / 9 cm (from nose to tail)
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.2 kg / 158 g
Figurine will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Walter Bosse (November 13, 1904 – December 13, 1979) was a Viennese artist, designer, ceramist, potter, metalworker, and craftsman noted for his modernist bronze animal figurines. Bosse’s work grew in popularity and a number of his pieces were shown at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in 1925. He started designing for Augarten Porcelain Works (1924) as well as Goldscheider (1926) and Metzler and Ortloff (1927). In 1931, to meet increasing demand (especially in America). In the late 1940s, Bosse began experimenting with brass by giving his ceramic figures a metal coating to protect them from breakage.
He formed a partnership with Hertha Baller, whose company (the Hertha Baller Company) manufactured and marketed the brass figurines, this collaboration was called the Bosse/Baller company. In the early 1950s, Bosse and Baller began exploring a new style of brass called the “Black Gold Line” or "Black Golden Line" of brass figurines. He transitioned all of his efforts to brass and the figures became popular worldwide.
In Vienna, the Herta Baller Company continued to make and sell Bosse's designs. Bosse also collaborated with Karlsruhe State Majolika Works on a number of pottery animal figures.