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Size; high- 2 1/2'' X width 2 1/2'. Walter Bosse, born November 13, 1904, in Vienna, was the son of artists Luise and Julius Bosse. His father worked as a portrait painter at the imperial court. Walter Bosse attended the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule (Vienna School of Applied Arts) from 1918 to 1921, where he studied ceramics under Michael Powolny. And ornament under Franz Ciek.He then attended the Münchner Kunstgewerbeschule (Munich School of Applied Arts). During his schooling he was given the opportunity to sell his work at the Wiener Werkstätte. Who became a mentor to Bosse. Bosse opened his own shop in Kufstein.
Bosses work grew in popularity and a number of his pieces were shown at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts. He started designing for Augarten Porcelain. (1926) and Metzler and Ortloff. In 1931, to meet increasing demand (especially in America), Bosse opened up a bigger shop in Kufstein, but by 1933 he started to feel the effects of the economic depression.
By 1937, the Kufstein works were closed. In 1938, now divorced, Bosse moved back to Vienna, where he founded Bosse-Keramik (Bosse Ceramics), which expanded under the new name Terra to include glass, toys, textiles. And a variety of craft items for the gift market. In the late 1940s, Bosse began experimenting with brass.By giving his ceramic figures a metal coating to protect them from breakage. In the early 1950s, Bosse began his Black Golden line of brass figurines. He transitioned all of his efforts to brass. The figures became popular worldwide. He formed a partnership with Herta Baller, whose company manufactured and marketed the brass figurines. Despite Bosse's success with his brass figures, it was still a difficult time for him financially. In 1953, partly fleeing from financial troubles, he moved to Iserlohn.
Where he set up a new shop and continued production. 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. In 1958, he designed for Achatit Schirmer in Cologne. Bosse also turned his efforts to small, everyday items such as letter openers, keyrings, corkscrews, and pencil holders, all of which bear his distinctive "black and gold" look. A number of Bosses designs began to gain widespread popularity internationally, particularly his brass hedgehog ashtrays and hand-shaped bowls.
But the designs' success led to forgeries popping up worldwide. His hedgehog ashtrays were reproduced by many forgers in various countries and with varying degrees of precision. His oeuvre consists of about 8,000 models and designs, of which about 3,000 are ceramics. The item "VINTAGE AUSTRIA MINIATURE FIGURINE POODLE DOG, SIGNED BOSSE" is in sale since Saturday, November 07, 2015.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Dogs\Poodle". The seller is "pawnstarmiami4759" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.