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Baller Austria

Walter Bosse Foal Bottle Opener

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A brass bottle opener, adorned with a figure of a playful foal. This object dates from the 1950's and was designed by Walter Bosse for Herta Baller, Austria.

The stylised horse stands on the top of the opener in a bucking position. Parts of the patinated object have been carefully polished to create contrasting areas of gold.

In response to the enduring drear of postwar years in Central Europe, Bosse designed this whimsical 'black-golden' line of patinated brass animals to "make as many people as possible happy."

Early examples, like this, are revered for their quality of design and manufacture. 

Designer: Walter Bosse

Manufacturer: Herta Baller

Year of Design: C. 1950

Dates Produced: C. 1950-55

Colour: Black, Gold

Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 4.7 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm

Condition: Very Good, signs of use.

Branding: Baller Austria Stamp