Mid Century Modernist

Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish

Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish

Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish
Taxco, as a region in Mexico, is known for its very fine silver-smithing and metalwork. As far as we can tell, Taxco first started producing collectible brass figurines in the style of Walter Bosse sometime in the 1960s (concurrent with Bosse). Some of these figures were direct copies, whereas others were their own unique designs inspired by Bosse's art. They used a method of applied black enamel paint over polished brass; the enamel paint is polished off to reveal shiny brass beneath. Taxco brass figures are known for there high quality of craftsmanship and fine detailing.

Great example of a Taxco brass whale ashtray in the style of Walter Bosse. This modernist whale from the 60s is in great condition with good patina.

Marked "Taxco, Hecho en Mexico" on the bottom of the tail. 4.5" long x 2.5" wide x 2.5 tall. The item "Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "twostringjane" and is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Style: Modernist
  • Age: Post-1940
  • Maker: Taxco
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Weight: 1 lb 3.6 oz
  • Type: Ashtrays
  • Color: Black
  • Country/Region of Origin: Mexico


Taxco Whale Ashtray Vtg Walter Bosse Style Mid Century Austria Brass 1960s Fish