- Polished brass and steel
- Handmade in Austria
- 6 inches x 4 inches
- Werkstätte Carl Auböck stamp on base
- 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.
This lustrous brass skeleton key may not unlock any doors, but it does twist open to reveal a steel corkscrew—and the key’s teeth work as a bottle opener. Both whimsical and functional, it was designed in 1932 by Carl Auböck III (1924–1993) when he was just 14 years old. Production was overseen by Auböck Senior (1900-1957), who studied at the Bauhaus before taking over his father’s metalsmithing workshop and developing its visual style.
- 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.
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