Brass Paperweight Egg
This handmade, solid brass paperweight is as elegant as it is functional, telling of Carl Aubock's training at the Bauhaus. Each piece is handmade with care using the original casts, in the workshop where it all began, by the fourth generation Aubock. Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, was known to have kept one of these on his desk. Its polished brass finish only gets better with age.
Handmade in Austria
Marked with maker's name
Measures 2 x 1.5" and weighs 10.7 oz
Carl Aubock is one of the best known figures of Austrian Modernism, an artist who embraced craftsmanship, raw materialism and utilitarianism, without sacrificing beauty. After studying at the Bauhaus, he returned home in 1925 to take over his father's workshop. He began to experiment with materials and more modern, functional art objects that lacked "ornamental indulgence". Often working with patinated brass, wood and leather, he created an oeuvre of thousands of pieces, that have remained in production over four generations in The Werkstätte in Vienna.