This is a rare postcard by a mystery artist. It's always a delight to discover a new artist but also very frustrating when there is nary a line of biographical information about that artist. Such is the case for Ani-Tah. In fact, the stark absence of any hint of details about this artist make me rather suspicious that it's a pseudonym.
However, Moderner Kunst-Verlag of Berlin, also known as MKB, has an established reputation in the postcard industry that goes back to the Golden Age time period and quality printing is evident in this card, which I'm guess-timating to be from the late teens or early 1920s. A fine art card indeed with the gold metallic highlights on her hat and bodice. Rich colors and darling design. The dangling floral vines in the background give that extra special touch. So many fashion artists, such as Sager, Prejean and Roberty, were happy to just deliver the dress against the blank cream background. Ani-Tah dresses up the whole card!
This card is typical antique size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Unused, it is almost in mint condition. There is the slightest crease at the bottom by the capital A in the artist's signature.
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