Art Deco c. 1920s Footed 'Indra' Crane Porcelain Box by Kurt Wendler for Rosenthal Bavaria
Porcelain footed box with hand painted flora, crane and gilt decoration in the Indra pattern, by Kurt Wendler for Rosenthal Bavaria, circa 1920s.
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.