Viking sailing boat Werkstatte Hagenauer 1950s

SKU 621

Viking sailing boat, Werkstatte Hagenauer Vienna, 1940s, wood and copper, marked

  • Height: 38cm, Width: 17cm, Depth: 39cm
  • 1930 to 1940
    Epoch: Design
    Technique: wood, copper
    Provenance: Private collection, USA
    marked with “wHw”in the circle, “Handmade”, “Hagenauer Wien”, “Made in Austria”

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    SKU 621

    This sailing ship is one of the largest models of boats made by the Hagenauer workshop in the 1950s. The combination of brass, copper and wood, gives this object a special charisma. The blown sails and the voluminous hull of the ship give the impression of a fast, powerful tour through the foaming waves.


    Werkstätte Hagenauer – stylistic evolution and importance

    Today, the Werkstatte Hagenauer is rightfully among the most important Austrian Arts & Crafts manufacturers of the 20th century. The clear, strict formal language combined with dynamic poses and the usage of brass, nickel-plated, patinated or bare, along with copper, alpaca and exotic wood shows a high level of recognition.

    However, it took the siblings Karl and Franz Hagenauer quite some time until they developed their own unique style. Karl and Franz both attended the Vienna School of Arts & Crafts and studied under Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Strnad, Anton Hanak and Dagobert Peche.

    Until the closure of the Werkstatte Hagenauer on December 30, 1987, art objects of outstanding quality were still being produced. The siblings Karl and Franz Hagenauer strongly contributed in coining the term „design“ through their legacy and are surely among the most influential Austrian artists of the 20th century.


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