The fourth-generation Viennese workshop of Carl Auböck combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design. Designed in the 1950s by Carl Auböck II (1900–1957), this polished paperweight in the stylized form of a splayed hand was made from his original cast and carries the Werkstätte Carl Auböck stamp on its side. The solid brass object was a favorite of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, who kept one on his desk along with several other Auböck-designed objects.
Handmade in Austria
.50 inch (tall) x 2.25 inches (wide) x 3.50 inches (long)
This unlacquered brass object will develop a patina over time. Polish by buffing with soft cloth. Brass polish may also be used; use a second clean, dry cloth to buff the brass to a shine.
Imperfections such as small scratches and/or minor knicks on the surface of this item are evidence of the handmade production process and should not be considered defects.