fill your hands by carl kauba
trying to find the value of this piece
Rare bronze signed C Kauba
Has anyone seen the bronze sculpture signed by C Kauba,of 2 women classical figures: One seated contemplating a skull with the left hand, and a book in the right hand. Second woman standing with a snake in her right hand, and a tazza in the left hand?
c kauba mounted indian chief on horse
To Rita Bradley: The very waxy texture, I've been told, is a light coat of wax over the patina(coloring..as is done on stained glass window solder, etc) The colors, themselves, are called polychrome. My Kauba Indian Chief (standing, with a gun) has greenish clothes on. You can look on eBay and see how some describe their Kauba pieces & you can google polychrome and patina. I would recommend taking it to a foundry or art gallery, espec. one that knows Kauba's work. Wouldn't advise going to a museum, unless they carry Kauba. I was told to replace the cracked marble base on mine, but went to a foundry, instead, and was directed to go to a marble business. They soaked the base in epoxy overnight and it looked good as new. You can still see light cracks, but they are solid.
Carl Kauba aka T. Curts aka THENN
I have inherited a bronze sculpture "Bronco Buster" signed T. Curts, with a round copyright of Vienna, with THENN in the middle....about 8 inches high on a marble pedestal. Any information would be appreciated...
any info please
machinist running a lathe making what looks like artillery shells. On the stack of finished shells is a machinist's bit with the words "ajax 5/o special. on the base it says KAUBA C. next to that it says SCHUCH L UTODA .There appears to be a date 9-15-17. any help identifying this piece would be appreciated.
I want to know if C. Kauba made bassrelief in ormolu with a theme very classical.
Karl (Carl) Kauba "War"
I posted on 1/25/2006. My email address has changed, this is my active email here
I have seen a number of copies of Kauba's pieces since, even in collections, that I would deem copies. The craftsmanship of the Vienna tradition during Kauba's time and even today are impeccable, if you stay with the top houses.
I would be interested in seeing some hi-res digital photos of some of the better pieces out there that are not copies. Please include details of especially intricate areas as well as the signature and stamp.
Kauba "Shot in the eye"
How can I tell if my bronze is real or reproduction?
Soldier's horse - Carl Kauba
I recently bought a bronze 17" by 17" horse with a signatue of Carl Kauba. It appears to be a soldier's horse as it has a sword, saddle and gear in back of saddle. Does anyone know the name and how do you tell it is a n original?
Bronze little girl with flower basket
I am looking for a picture of this piece of art and cannot find it anywhere. Does anyone have a picture of it? Formal title is Kleines Madchen Mit Blumenkorben...hard to believe the Internet doesn't actually have something on it...
Bronze "Chief Shot-In-the-Eye" by Carl Kauba
How can I tell if this is from a C Kauba casting. It appears to be signed by him and has a number on the oppisite side
How do I research the authenticity and actual value of the CKauba bronze "Indian Princess" that I recently purchased? Also is there any listing of his signatures so that I can compare?
Chief Wolf Robe 21"
I have a 21" Chief Wolf Robe signed by CKouba on the left rear of the robe.
Any info would be helpful.
how can you tell a kauba original from a reproduction. i'm looking at a 5' tall indian chief in full headdress holding a rifle crossarmed. it's on a bronze base signed c kauba on the right front and 4 letters on the left rear that i believe were OSAB.
My husband and I purchased "WAR" about 20 years ago at a flea market in Washington D.C.--At the time, we didn't know its name or anything about the author, but the detail is breath-taking. How do we find out if it is an original? It is signed C K and there is a hard-to read seal. Along the bottom of the circle we can make out VIENNA, and it looks like maybe numbers in the middle. The statue is about 28 inches high and is very heavy.
I have a Carl Kauba piece with notation that it is called "Mexican Rustler" and produced in 1911. I have not been able to find out anything about this. It has his signature on base.
Kauba & Bronco Buster
I have a "Bronco Buster" statue that is about 9" tall that is signed by C Kauba" but I can't find where he ever did a piece by that name. Does anyone know? It is not the Remington one.
I have a small bronze statue that I think is C. Kauba's. It's from my grandmother who recently passed. I would love to find out the story of this piece. Looks like the head of a mariner. Wearing a fishing hat and smoking a pipe. Its a number piece. 4529
Carl (Karl) Kauba
I have done a fair amount of research on Kauba, both in English and in German (I am a native speaker of the German language)
I Googled not only on the US web, but also on the German (google.de) and Austrian site (Google.at)
I have come across a lot of (lost wax?) copies, but you can usually tell even from the poor pictures on the sites. Details are just not there.
When I compare my "War" to copies offered, there is no comparison; for example, the feathers of the head dress are detailed, with the bindings at the tips not just flat copper strips, twisted and brazed to the statue (as I see often on Remington copies as well, a contemporary of Kauba). They are cast in one piece, quite a feat, but it was done in the best shops of greater Vienna, with a tradition for artisan craftsmanship.
There is a question wether Kauba ever made it for a trip to the US. Many sources say he did not; if you read the sources language, it all seems to come from one original source and has been copied over and over.
It does'nt really matter. Kauba was an admirer of Indians and the "Wild West" as it was made popular by the German author Karl May, who wrote quite a few tomes on the subject, and as young children we devoured them (I remember reading late into the night, secretly by flashlight under my covers).
If you can tell me where I can find the companion piece to my "War" (it is "Peace" of course, and I have seen copies) I would appreciate it, as I would other information on Kauba as well.
K Kauba signed bronze titled as above. Marked National Security League 1915 New York. Standing soldier with rifle, cartridge belt,haversack and wide brim campaign hat. Any info appreciated
Have in my possession Shot in the Eye! could someone enlighten me on the story behind the figure! Casting quantity!
Date of Casting.