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Polar Bears Werkstatte Hagenauer ca. 1950

SKU 885

Polar bear family, Werkstatte Hagenauer Vienna, ca. 1950, maple wood brass marked

  • Height: 14cm, Width: 22cm, Depth: 10cm
  • 1955 to 1960
    Technique: maple wood carved and polished, brass polished
    Provenance: private collection UK

    marked witht “MADE IN/AUSTRIA”, “wHw” in the circle, “Handmade”, “HAGENAUER/WIEN” comp. “Hagenauer Zettelkatalog 1957” (paper slip catalog), reprint Vienna 2011, mod.no. 4029; comp. Olga Kronsteiner, Monika Wenzl-Bachmeier (ed.), Hagenauer – Viennese Modernism and New Realism, exhibition catalogue Wagner:Werk Postsparkasse, Vienna 2011, p. 72

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    After World War Two, Franz Hagenauer rented an empty carpenter’s workshop in Fuschl am See in the Salzkammergut region. A significant stock of various types of wood came along with the building. From 1945 until the late 1960s, very charming and deliciously humorous depictions of animals were made in Fuschl am See (until 1949) and in Vienna. These models were often made of walnut and maple wood, more rarely of exotic woods.
    Our polar bear family was produced from approximately the mid-1950s until the late 1960s and is one of the rarely executed animal motifs by Werkstatte Hagenauer.

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