Zabel, Lucian

1927 Art Nouveau German Packaging, India Sprengel

$225.00
  • 1927 Art Nouveau German Packaging, India Sprengel

Zabel, Lucian

1927 Art Nouveau German Packaging, India Sprengel

$225.00

Date: 1927
Size: 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Artist: Lucian Zabel

The company B. Sprengel & Co. was founded in 1851 by Carl August Bernhard Sprengel in Harburg near Hamburg. Two years later, the company moved to Hanover, where it became the "Royal Court Supplier". From the company's founding, Sprengel's trademarks were a beehive and the color orange. In addition to the classic 100g chocolate bar, other sweets with chocolate coating were also part of the Sprengel range. 1936 Sprengel was recognized as important for the military industry because it produced the food Scho-Ka-Kola, commonly provided to Luftwaffe pilot and crew rations to induce or extend wakefulness and alertness. After the Second World War, the chocolate production was resumed in 1948 and Sprengel became the largest company in the industry.

This packaging was produced for a jam-related product and was designed by Lucian Zabel. Recognized as a German commercial artist, painter, and illustrator Zabel (1893 - 1936) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, becoming a student of Julius Klinger in Berlin. From 1913 he worked for the advertising publisher Ernst Marx in Berlin. His style skirts both the lyricism of Art Nouveau and the flat, sleek graphics of Art Deco.

Beautifully detailed with embossed printing and gold inking, this artwork of an India buddha on a blue lotus would be perfect for any office, kitchen, or even bathroom!