6. Late RAVI-Kunst

RAVI-Kunst was a 1940ies to 1970ies manufacturer of German Wall Figures located in Hamburg, in the north of Germany. Besides the Wall Plaques there were also very lovely jumping jacks. Ravi-Kunst came up with many motives that you do not find among Hellerkunst or Mertens Kunst items, for example a weather prophet dwarf with a huge toadstool hat. The name Ravi-Kunst comes from the surnames of the two young women who founded it, Erna Rath and Lisa Viertel.

On this page you’ll find the “younger” Ravi-Kunst products without the white paper stripe with the title on the back. Many of them also don’t have the stamp with the juggling dwarf on the back anymore.

1970s Ravi-Kunst: “Little Thumb” with Polka Dot Bag / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Details: Erna Rath Hamburg Art Seventies 70s Hiking Boy Vest Blue Shirt Short Trousers Polka Dots Seven Miles Boots (German...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Funny Bremen Town Musicians without Base / Hand-Painted 25 cm

Details: Brothers Grimm Seniors Old Age Pensioners Donkey Ass Dog Cat Chicken Rooster Erna Rath Hamburg (German Wall Figure Fairy...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Bun Cinderella without Base / Hand-Painted 22 cm

This is a beautiful light blue / dark blue color scheme, completed with Cinderella's blond hair. The head became larger,...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Pink Frog King Princess in Dot Dress / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Details: Polka Dots Baby Pink Golden Color Crown Brothers Grimm (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy...
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1970s Ravi-Kunst: Evil Witch with Yellow Bonnet / Hand-Painted 24 cm

Details: Hansel and Gretel Raven Black Bird Apron Brothers Grimm (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy...
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1970s Ravi-Kunst: Hansel and Gretel without Base / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Details: Light Blue Apron Pinafore Brothers Grimm KHM 15 Gingerbread Cookies Holland Shoes (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Red Hair Sleeping Beauty without Base / Hand-Painted 23 cm

In the 1960s childlike facial features appeared on many fairy tale wood pictures. That meant a bigger head, large eyes...
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1970s Ravi-Kunst: Purple and Light Blue Rumpelstiltskin / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Details: Fire Brothers Grimm Additional Painting Erna Rath (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Vintage...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Red Goose Girl without Base / Hand-Painted 22 cm

One of the great success wall figures were the red-blue goose girls. First with, later without base. ("Handgemalt Hamburg M/13...
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1970s Ravi-Kunst: Little Brother and Little Sister with Hair Band / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Details: Brothers Grimm Blue Dress Doe German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Decoration Plywood Vintage...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Snow White with Orange Hair Band / Hand-Painted 25 cm

Details: Hamburg Art Ravi = Erna RAth and Lisa VIertel Dwarf Gnome Cute (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Gold Ass with Kneeling Boy (The Wishing Table) Hand-Painted 21 cm

Details: Donkey Sack Brothers Grimm Golden Coins Rich Green Neck Scarf (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Puss in Boots in Yellow Tunic / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Details: Cat Brothers Grimm Feather Hat Red Shoes Messenger Bag (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy...
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1960s Kurt Suess (?) Cheeky Little Red Riding Hood

Hand-painted on plywood. I like the pleated skirt. (Kurt Suss German Wall Figure Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Wood Picture Vintage...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Jumping Jack “Teddy Bear” with Polka Dots / Hand-Painted

Details: Cute Cuddly Toy Hamburg Art Lisa Viertel Erna Rath (German Wall Figure Wood Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Vintage Nursery...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Mister Punch “Schelm” als Jumping Jack / 26 cm / Hand-Painted

With additional side painting. Details: Pull Toy German Wall Figure Rogue Decor Boy (German Wall Figure Wood Picture Handicraft Antique...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Star Cape Sand Man / 24 cm / Handgemalt

Details: Yellow Shoes Hans Christian Andersen Erna Rath Lisa Viertel (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1960s Pink Sleeping Beauty

Hand-painted on plywood. Height: 22 cm. (Vintage Nursery Decor Brothers Grimm Princess Girl Crown Mädchen Prinzessin Krone)
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Ravi-Kunst: 1940s Sitting Fireplace Cinderella / 22 cm / Hand-Painted

Solid thick colors, that's what I love about Ravi-Kunst! One of the Cinderella series with Red Brick Stones. The Stones...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1960s Little Muck with Blue Turban / Hand-Painted

Details: Oriental Wilhelm Hauff German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Decoration Plywood Vintage Nursery Decor...
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Fly Agaric Mushroom Dwarfs

Hand-painted on plywood. Heigt: 13cm. This is a part of a RAVI-Kunst key hanger.
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Blue Lute Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Height: 22 cm.
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Sleeping Beauty in Red Dress / 21 cm / Hand-Painted

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. I love Lisa Viertel's layer look. You can tell she was a tailor, too! (German Wall...
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Cheeky Blond Jumping Jack Girl

Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. This wood figure reminds of happy girls in the fifties or sixties. The war years were...
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RAVI-Kunst: 1960s Studio in Hamburg Office Buiding (Hopfensack 6)

The name RA-VI comes from the surnames of the founder ladies: Erna Rath and Lisa Viertel. The picture was taken...
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1940s RAVI-Kunst: Duckling with Umbrella

Hand-painted on plywood. This wall figure belongs to the „cute animals“ - many manufacturers produced some of those. Look at...
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1940s RAVI-Kunst: Light Blue Lantern Dwarf

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. Usually Ravi used 3mm-plywood.
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Cinderella on Wide Base

Hand-painted on plywood. Again the red brick stones, adding to the vivid color scheme. This wood picture was meant for...
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Little Brother and Little Sister with Braids

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Red, yellow and light blue are a pretty color scheme, add the fresh green and you have...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Mother Holle with Brick Stone Window / Hand-Painted

Once again, the red brick stones, adding some color to this Mother Holle design. You also find it in the...
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Mother Holle’s Gold Mary at Golden Gate

Hand-painted on plywood, 23cm. What I like about RAVI-Kunst is that they sometimes show unusual details or scenes of the...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Hansel and Gretel with Witch / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Look at Gretel's colors: They are bright yet soft. I like that and the fact that Gretel is allowed to...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Snow White with Kneeling Dwarf / Hand-Painted

This is not the only RAVI-Kunst Snow White! I have seen about 10 different versions so far. (German Wall Figure...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1960s Brave Little Tailor with Striped Socks / 23 cm / Hand-Painted

Details: Brothers Grimm Self-Confident Without Base German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Decoration Plywood Vintage...
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Struwwelpeter with Belt Fingers

Hand-painted on plywood. The classic Struwwelpeter in Ravi-Kunst style. (Shock Headed Peter // Heinrich Hoffmann).
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1950s RAVI-Kunst: Hans Look in the Air

Hand-painted on plywood. There are a couple of wall figures of the Struwwelpeter himself, but rarely any of the other...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1950s Large Sleep Dwarf with Toadstool / Hand-Painted

You do not really see it here, but this is a rather large wood picture by Ravi-Kunst. (German Wall Figure...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst: Little Boy Rocking Horse Boy

Hand-painted on plywood. You can divide the motives of the children's wood pictures era in "fairy tale/no fairy tale". It's...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Big Head

Hand-pained on 3mm-plywood. ("Ravi-Kunst Handgemalt Hamburg" / Only one stamp, no paper stripe)
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Hans in Luck without Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 23cm. From the 1960s onwards there was a tendency to show the faces on fairy tale wood...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Pinetree Girl with Flower

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. There are two pinetree girls by Ravi: One with a flower, one with a bunny. They are...
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Ravi-Kunst: 1960s Cute Little Red Riding Hood / 23 cm / Hand-Painted

Details: Holland Shoes Wolf Polka Dots German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Decoration Plywood Vintage...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Light Blue Star Money Girl

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. ("M/6 Sterntaler star-thaler" / Stamp only)
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Ravi-Kunst: 1960s Max and Moritz on One Leg / Hand-Painted

Details: Wilhelm Busch Prank Boys Nasty Friends Blond Hair Brown (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst: Blue Dwarf Jumping Jack with Belt Axe

Hand-painted on wood with thick colors and much varnish. The title „Wichtelmaennchen“ means a cute dwarf, but this cute dwarf...
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