Rare Art Deco hand painted porcelain box with lid by Kurt Wendler for Rosenthal Bavaria, circa 1930.
Kurt Wendler was a visionary painter leading up to the era of Art Deco. A contemporary of Martha Katzer, Marguerete Heymann, Augusta Kaiser, and Eva Zeisel, he worked for Philipp Rosenthal prior to being imprisoned for hiding a Jewish painter during WWII. His 1920s works for Rosenthal are considered the zenith of his output. Fully signed.
Size: 9 inches high with lid by 6 1/8 inches in diameter at widest point
9 x 6 1/8