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Karl Hagenauer

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Hagenauer Austrian Art Deco Candle Holder

This cast bronze Austrian art deco deer with a surprised look was designed by Karl Hagenauer (1898 – 1956) for his family firm, Werkstatten Haagenauer, in the 1930’s.  The deer, which measures 6 ¾” high and 5 ½” long, is marked “Made in Austria” and has the Hagenauer symbol with wHw inside a circle on the rear foot.

Pair Hagenauer Candlesticks

This pair of Austrian art deco candlesticks was designed by Karl Hagenauer (1888 – 1956) in the 1930’s and made by the Hagenauer Wersktatte in Vienna. Cosntructed of chromium plated brass, the tree form candelabra are stamped “wHw” (Hagenauer Wekrstatte Wein). Measuring 18 ½” high, the sticks are in excellent condition. We have attached photos of Alastair Duncan's description of similar candlesticks in his book "Modernism", another pair (different size) featured in Alfred W. Edwards' "Art Deco Sculpture and Metalware", and finally, excerpts of a copy of a book on Hagenauer published in 1971 in German showing another variation of the candlesticks.

Hagenauer Bronze Horse

This Austrian art deco silver bronze horse sculpture was designed by Karl Hagenauer in the 1930’s. Striding on itls oval ebonized wood base the horse is a study in frozen motion. The sculpture is 10 ¾” high and 13” long. The bottom is stamped wHw (Hagenauer Werkstat Wien).

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