WHW HAGENAUER Austria RARE CANE HANDLE Bronze RAT Vienna ART DECO
Rare patinated bronze or brass walking stick handle in the form of an Art Deco stylized mouse or rat from Karl Hagenauer of the Werkstatte Hagenauer in Vienna. Karl Haguenauer seems to have admired Felix the Cat and created several figures that were inspired by him, I think this figure may have been a go at the pointy nosed mice in the Felix comics. The underside has a square mortise for stick mounting and it is stamped "Made in Austria" and with the "WHW in circle". Item is in excellent antique condition and the patina is original and beautiful, though it shows some greenish specks and grime in the crevasses. It measures 3 1/2 inches in height, 2 1/4 inches in width. The item "WHW HAGENAUER Austria RARE CANE HANDLE Bronze RAT Vienna ART DECO" is in sale since Monday, March 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "925*sterling" and is located in Spring Hill, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.