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Carl Aubock

Key Corkscrew - Polished Brass/Steel

$595
Carl Aubock

Key Corkscrew - Polished Brass/Steel

CARF001055045

$595
Description
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.
Detail
Materials
Polished brass and steel
Origin
Handmade in Austria
MEASUREMENT
6 inches x 4 inches
Notes
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.
Notes
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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CARF001055045
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. 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. 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.