In celebration of monday nights cider and bronze “ooooo”ing and “awe”ing animal search, I present to you the super adorable creations of Walter Bosse.
Walter Bosse was born the year of 1904 in Vienna and passed in 1979 in Iserlohn Germany.
Walt made these cute lil’ dudes in the 40′s. He worked for loads of people through out his life; Metzler (1930), Ortloff Porzellenfabrik in Ilmenau(1930), Goldschieder of Vienna (1928-1932), Geobel (1940′s), Karlsruher Majolika (1950-1972), and Hagenauer of Vienna (1950′s). Currently Design Within Reach has reproductions of his work available for purchase.
“Bosse worked in ceramic but ended up finding “a great love for brass”. His early ceramic figures were used to cast new brass models. Handcrafted in solid brass and hand finished to a golden sheen with black patina, this new style originated by Bosse and partner Herta Baller became known as the “Black Golden Line.” (Via Modern Vienna Bronze)
Austria Brass is a shop on etsy that carries his work/reproductions.