Kurt Wendler Antique 1920s Fantasy Red Dragon Jazz Age Porcelain Box
Rare Art Deco porcelain box with hand painted 'spiky baroque' green and black fauna and fantastic red dragon with gilt decoration, by Kurt Wendler for Rosenthal.
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.