Vintage Spotlight: My Vintage Walter Bosse / Hagenauer / Taxco Collection

I’ve been getting quite a bit of requests lately to put up pictures of my Vintage Austrian Brass and Walter Bosse collection. Ever since seeing the reproductions on DWR I fell in love with Bosse’s design! Rather than grab a repro I decided to do a little research and find out what Walter Bosse was really all about. Turns out, not only did he work in brass, but with pottery and ceramics as well.

And now… after A LOT of patience, learning a bit of German and 3 years of my life I’m pretty psyched with my collection! It’s been great and fun and an exciting journey. Always buy vintage I say!

Check out my ever growing collection here…



Walter Bosse Pottery

Hedgehog Ashtray Copies by Este Italy

Vintage Taxco Figures

Marked Majolika

Marked Taxco

Marked Taxco

Marked Taxco

Marked Taxco

Walter Bosse Ribbon Prototype Bell – Authenticated by

“Handmade in Austria” sticker

Salt and Pepper Shaker with Donkey Holder

Newer Reproduction

Marked “Made in Austria”


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5 Responses to “Vintage Spotlight: My Vintage Walter Bosse / Hagenauer / Taxco Collection”

  1. Nicklas January 20, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    Hi there.
    I have bought a couple of Walter Bosse- looking african children, but they are stamped Illums Bolighus, which was -and still is- the most fancy department store in denmark. But WHERE were they made? Are they copies of the Hagenauer ones or what?
    Sincere regards,
    Nick Cederqvist, Stockholm, Sweden

  2. Alison Parker June 8, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    I have a full set of six Walter Bosse hedgehog ashtrays, stamped WB. I was wondering if anyone knows their value.


  3. Jana January 22, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Hi, I have little majolika Walter Bosse black bear, is here any idea about its value?
    Thanks you
    Best regards Jana, England

  4. Diane Di Gennaro June 11, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I have inherited a Walter Bosse dancing bear that says Berlin on it. Would you happen to know its value.? It has an interesting story behind it because it belonged to a gentle who was in a concentration camp in Germany. He survived and became a professor at Penn State. I believe the dancing bear is fom 1950s so he may have required it on a return visit to Germany. Thank you for your time and would appreciate any info you could share. Sincerely Diane

  5. Bethany July 20, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Hi. I have a little penguin like the one above. Marked on the bottom with ‘england’. Guessing this is not an original?! What are original Walter Bosse’s marked with?

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