MERTENS-KUNST (1936-2001)

The founder of Mertens-Kunst was Alfred Mertens, born in 1898. Later on, his children took over. Alfred Mertens’ son led the manufactury and his daughter Ute Mertens (1937-1996) became the artist from the 1960s. Mertens-Kunst produced until the 1990s. Bino.de currently sells wood toys and it carries the last Mertens-Kunst Logo and “Mertens GmbH” on their website. Wall figures are not being produced by “Mertens” anymore. The last ones were printed around 1990.

Gallery of Mertens – Kunst

1940s MERTENS-KUNST Mandrake Dwarf 24cm Vintage German Wood Decor #germanwallfigures

It says Alraune on the back, which is mandrake in English. Still I don't get why this dwarf is a...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Blue Tunic Boy 20cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

Copyright 1969, ready to start into Seventies fashion! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my...
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1980s MERTENS-KUNST Pink Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon 25cm #germanwallfigures

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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Snowdrop Fairy with Flower Hat FAIRY TALE ART #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and very very pretty! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Red Princess and the Pea GERMAN NURSERY #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with shining varnish. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Evening Girl with Open Hair WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

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1940 MERTENS-KUNST Cinderella in Pale War Colors WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Working Shoes Cinderella NURSERY WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

The girl is very earnest und the doves’s position is unusual: On neck and knees. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Balloon Skirt Cinderella GERMAN WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

This Cinderella comes with white and with grey doves. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Little Long Braid Cinderella 19cm ❤️FAVORITE #germanwallfigures

Beautiful color scheme and touching with the too big shirt and the patched up dress. Early screenprint with added hand-painting....
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1950er MERTENS-KUNST Graues Aschenputtel mit roter Schürze HOLZ-BILD #germanwallfigures

There are many different Mertens-Kunst Cinderellas, many of them having the same number. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Sitting Blue Vest Cinderella WOOD-PICTURE #germanwallfigures

There is a similar Mertens version with Cinderella raising her apron, only with red vest and red bun. Enter the...
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Long Legs Cinderella FAIRY TALE WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

Where is the average harmony of Mertens-Kunst here? You never know, maybe the artist had a daughter growing too fast...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Red Head Cinderella w Bun VINTAGE NURSERY #germanwallfigures

Look at her raising her apron! There is a second Mertens design where she does that, only with Blue Vest...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Hairband Cinderella GERMAN NURSERY #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Red Hair Wreath Cinderella 24cm WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

BB 5 Cendrillon // Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Look at the put up braid, on top of her head. That's a...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Broom Cinderella GERMAN VINTAGE NURSERY #germanwallfigures

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Look at the blond beehive do with the little red bows. And the broom is unusual, too:...
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Pale Blue Little Brother and Sister NURSERY DECOR #germanwallfigures

This is very early Mertens-Kunst, hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare, a real museum piece. Most of the...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Flying Skirts Little Brother+Little Sister 21cm #germanwallfigures

This was the most popular Fairy Tale Wood Picture by Mertens-Kunst. For more than 20 years it got copied and...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Little Brother and Sister with Kiss 15cm DECOR #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, height 15cm. The most tender wall figure of them all with a just a little retreating enchanted...
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1970er MERTENS-KUNST Little Brother+Sister on 3 Legs GERMAN NURSERY #germanwallfigures

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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Embracing Littler Brother+Sister NURSERY DECOR #germanwallfigures

There are two similar versions of this loving duo: In the other one the sister is kissing Little Brother on...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Psychedelic Little Brother+Sister NURSERY 20cm #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum germanwallfigures.com to find more: "germanwallfigures mertens-kunst" Enter...
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1980s MERTENS-KUNST Little Brother+Sister with Braids WOOD DECOR #germanwallfigures

"Modern Fairy Tales" by Mertens-Kunst: Those 1980s versions were the last ones produced by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in the...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Waterfall Hair Sleeping Beauty 21cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Early Mertens-Kunst had very long hair! This beautiful Sleeping Beauty version comes in red and powder pink. It was produced...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Flower Crown Sleeping Beauty 23cm Wood #germanwallfigures

I have known of seven differnt Sleeping Beauties by Mertens-Kunst so far. Three are wearing pink flower dresses, I try...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Striped Dress Sleeping Beauty WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst made! Quality material was available again, the...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Roses Tiara Sleeping Beauty SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

Roses in her hair, roses on her dress seam: This is the Roses Sleeping Beauty. In the German name "Dornroeschen",...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Pink Gold Crown Sleeping Beauty 22cm DECOR #germanwallfigures

One of the pink Sleeping Beauties by Mertens-Kunst. They are all beautiful! This is the one with the small crown...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Lucky Fly Agaric Mushroom Fairy Child GERMAN ART #germanwallfigures

Very rare, very enchanting. Hand-painted on wood and a wonderfully done copy, too. I had looked for it for years...
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Art Deco Fairy Child with Cowslip Flower #germanwallfigures

Which is the most beautiful of them all? Sometimes I don't know which of the early Art DecoWall Figures I...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Red Blue Saint Mary with Baby Jesus and Halo #germanwallfigures

This is an unusual Mertens-Kunst item. The colors are very bright and thick and with a very shiny varnish. Plus...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Kneeling Fairy Child with Fly Agaric Mushroom Hat #germanwallfigures

Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of the...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Christmas Angel as Tree Decoration VINTAGE #germanwallfigures

Faces are hard to paint, this one is so beautiful. The detailed Pixie cut and the pink flower add to...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Colorful Mother Holle with Orange Head Scarf #germanwallfigures

There ist an almost identical Mertens Mother Holle with blue head scarf, but I like this one more. Screen-print on...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Lazy Daughter with Short Ponytail (Mother Holle) #germanwallfigures

The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle with Goldmarie and...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Lazy Daughter in Orange Dress (Mother Holle) #germanwallfigures

This design is still influenced by the Art Deco style. A beautiful color scheme. This wall figure shows the story...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Good Daughter with Hair Band (Mother Holle) #germanwallfigures

Siebdruck mit zusätzlicher Handbemalung, eher selten. Hier sind auch der Brunnen und das Spinnrad abgebildet, so kann man Goldmarie nicht...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Good Daughter with Red Hair (Mother Holle) #germanwallfigures

Early screen-print on wood with added hand-painting, quite rare. The orange-red hair is rather unusual, combined with the red vest....
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Lazy Daughter Wiping her Face (Mother Holle) #germanwallfigures

The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle with Goldmarie and...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Classic Mother Holle with Cloud #germanwallfigures

The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle with Goldmarie and...
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1930er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Frog King Princess with Small Golden Crown #germanwallfigures

Here we go again: Early Mertens equals beautiful most of the time. Very simple and very enchanting. Hand-painted on wood,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Frog King Princess with Wide Crown #germanwallfigures

The Frog King Princesses by Mertens-Kunst came with different crowns. Even this very old yellow princess was available with a...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Frog King Princess with Waterfall Hair 24cm #germanwallfigures

Many of the most enchanting wall figures were produced by Mertens-Kunst, and here you see again, why! Hand-painted on wood,...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Yellow Frog King Princess with Puffy Sleeves #germanwallfigures

I have known of three different versions of the Mertens-Kunst Frog King Princess. The elder ones have a simple all...
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1940er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Frog King Princess with Double Puffy Sleeves #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm quality-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Frog King Princess with Ermine Collar #germanwallfigures

I think there's only one wooden wall figure with an ermine collar, not by Mertens-Kunst and not by other producers....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Little Frog King Princess in Red High Collar Dress #germanwallfigures

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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Frog King Princess with Colorful Shift 22cm #germanwallfigures

There are more versions of this Red Frog Princess, but they were produced later and less detailed. This is the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Orange Frog King Princess with Wide Crown #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Tiara Frog King 21cm Fairy Tale Wood Picture #germanwallfigures

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ “Modern” Bitten Goose Maid on Brown Base #germanwallfigures

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1980s MERTENS-KUNST Cute Violet Goose Girl 23cm German Nursery #germanwallfigures

"Modern" designs by Mertens-Kunst: Those 1980s versions were the last ones produced by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1960er MERTENS-KUNST Pastel Colors Goose Maid 25cm Vintage Decor #germanwallfigures

I like the soft colors here: Baby pink, light blue and the soft yellow. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Goose Girl in Red Turtleneck #germanwallfigures

So small and simple, yet one of my favorites. There is an overall harmony in this wood picture, every little...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Goose Maid with Head Scarf and Dot Dress #germanwallfigures

She's so pretty! I like the color scheme here, especially the red polka dots on the grey skirt! (A66 Gaenseliesel)...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Colorful Bitten Goose Maid on Green Base #germanwallfigures

I love the bright colors here! Colorful bases very often equal beautiful wall figures with Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Goose Girl in Pale War Colors (2nd World War) #germanwallfigures

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Retro Goose Maid with Puffy Sleeves and Chicks #germanwallfigures

This is the most popular Mertens-Kunst wall figures of them all - that is my guess, but I have seen...
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Balloon Skirt Gosse Girl 25cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

This design used to be very popular in the late 1930s and 1940s. Look at the beautiful color scheme, the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Naked Puss in Boots with Gun #germanwallfigures

Early Mertens-Kunst, the only naked Puss in Boots I know of. Great design, great work! Hand-painted on wood and rare.Enter...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST White Puss in Boots with Red Vest 22cm Fairy Tale Wood Picture #germanwallfigures

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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Happy Puss in Boots in Light Blue Cape 24cm #germanwallfigures

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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Haensel+Pompom Slippers Gretel 24cm Wood #germanwallfigures

Screen-print on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. This is 1960s pure: Look at Gretel's cute dress, the little white scarf and...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Gretel (no Hansel) with High Hair #germanwallfigures

One of my favourites, wonderful design with light colors. Not hand-painted anymore, early screen-print on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Hansel+Gretel Witch with High White Bonnet #germanwallfigures

This witch looks more creepy than the other Mertens-Kunst witches. Is it her finger gesture, the bonnet or the glasses?...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hansel+Gretel Witch with Grey Shoulder Scarf #germanwallfigures

There is only one more Mertens witch with a shoulder scarf, and that's the 1980s one. After that, the era...
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1940er MERTENS-KUNST Leather Pants Hansel+Gretel 22cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

An old wood picture photographed in the new century! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue-Red Hansel and Gretel with High Hair #germanwallfigures

With the new fashion coming up Mertens-Kunst changed all their wall figures's girls's hair do to high hair. Wow, that's...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Black Bodice #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood, with varnish and rare. This isn't one of the very simple versions: Look at Gretel's hands vanishing...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Hansel und Gretel Pair with Dot Scarfs (A 74 Gretel) #germanwallfigures

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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Hansel und Gretel with Two Colored Toadstools #germanwallfigures

I like the put up braid and Hansel hiding his gingerbread cookie. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Pale Hansel and Gretel Witch (2nd World War) #germanwallfigures

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Pale Hans in Luck (2nd World War) #germanwallfigures

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Slim Hans in Luck with Delicate Face Features #germanwallfigures

A pretty little wood picture of Hans in Luck. He looks much younger here than on most of the other...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hans in Luck with Green Flower Hat #germanwallfigures

I have known 12 different Hans in Lucks by Mertens-Kunst so far. Only one of them has a green hat,...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hans in Luck in Blue Tunic with Dot Seam #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Stressed Out Hans in Luck with Pig on a Leash #germanwallfigures

This Hans in Luck is full of questions: Why the thick non-quality wood? If it's a copy, who could copy...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hat Waving Hans in Luck #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Delicate Hans in Luck with High Collar #germanwallfigures

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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue Ski Girl on Snow Base #germanwallfigures

A beautiful work, hand-painted on plywood and rare. The artist who created this design knew a lot about skiing, look...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Orange Single Handed Sailor Girl #germanwallfigures

"This sailor girl is just great! And it's a girl for a change. And she's not melancholic but adventure seeking",...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Winter Girl with Muff and Snowman #germanwallfigures

This wall figure belongs to the four seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. It is one of the cutest of them all!...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Good Night Girl with Moon and Pink Dress (B32) #germanwallfigures

There is a morning-midday-evening series by Mertens-Kunst, this engaging little girl belongs to it. Early screen-print with additional hand-painting and...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Good Morning Girl 20cm German Vintage Nursery Decor #germanwallfigures

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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Aetherial Candle Girl in White Dress (Angel) #germanwallfigures

A breathtakingly tender color scheme with white, light blue and yellow. The girl looks like an angel at first sight,...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Red Green Hanschen Klein 23cm German Lullaby Wood Decor HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

After the Second World War people got new hope and new quality material, too. This Colorful little Hans was very...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hanschen Klein with Bonnet Hat (Kindergarten Song) #germanwallfigures

I've known of seven different wood pictures of "Little Hans" so far. This is a very cute one. Screen-print on...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hanschen Klein with Leg Warmers #germanwallfigures

I have known six "Hänschen klein" by Mertens-Kunst. You have to take a close look to tell them apart. This...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hanschen Klein with Brown Hat and No Base #germanwallfigures

Screen-print on 3mm-plywood. From the 1960s onwards Mertens-Kunst started to produce wood pictures without the brown base. Enter the following...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hobby Horse Boy with Newspaper Hat (B1181) #germanwallfigures

You can divide the motives of the children's wood pictures era in "fairy tale/no fairy tale". It's like WALMART with...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Pine-Tree Girl 24cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

The German title is: "Weißt du wieviel Sternlein stehen?" Google the song-video! This is one of the most beautiful lullaby...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Blue Spring Girl with Yellow Tulip (Seasons Series) #germanwallfigures

This wall figure belongs to the four seasons series by Mertens-Kunst, with a beautiful color scheme. A real highlight! Enter...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blond Girl with Minidress and Ducklings #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Night Shift Girl 21cm Wood SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Rocking Horse Boy with Brown Hair (Hop Hop Rider) #germanwallfigures

The German title of this children's song is "Hoppe hoppe Reiter". There is also a blond rocking horse boy by...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Cradle Child with Red Canopy and Bird #germanwallfigures

(N34 Schlaf Kindlein schlaf) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover...
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1940er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Sailor Collar Rocking Horse Boy #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood an very rare. The early Mertens-Kunst faces were indeed more earnest, which you can see on this...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Doll Mother with Black Hair (B32 “Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf”) #germanwallfigures

"Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf" is a German lullaby. This wood picture belongs to the lullaby-series by Mertens-Kunst. Geben Sie folgendes in...
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1970s MERTENS-KUNST Blue Doll Mother 24cm German Vintage Nursery SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Summer Child with Beach and Orange Hat (Seasons Series) #germanwallfigures

This wall figure belongs to the four seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. The giant hat reminds me of the giant yellow...
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1970s MERTENS-KUNST Beach Girl with Cherry Braids 24cm SCREEN-PRINTED ❒ #germanwallfigures

This is one of the first German Wall Figures I ever saw. That was back in 2014. I had totally...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Doll Pram Doll Mother with Red Tunic #germanwallfigures

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Porridge Girl with Stove #germanwallfigures

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Dancing Doll Mother with Blond Braids #germanwallfigures

Die Puppenmütter bzw. „Puppenmütterchen“ von Mertens-Kunst entwickelten sich über 6 Jahrzehnte, von den schlichten Entwürfen der 1930er Jahre bis zur...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Lace Collar Princess 23cm SIEBDRUCK #germanwallfigures

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Little Red Night Watch Boy with Ear Muffs #germanwallfigures

I've known three different little night watch boys by Mertens-Kunst so far. One has the ear muffs and two of...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Doll Mother with Cradle 21cm Vintage German Nursery Wood Picture #germanwallfigures

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1940s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Blond Girl with Red Bow and Bellflowers #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood and rare. Look at the fine features, it is high quality work. I have only known this...
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🔴 1930s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Little Hans with Tiny Fly Agaric Mushrooms #germanwallfigures

Something about this wall figures reminds me of the early Mertens-Kunst style. It’s the pastel colors and the fine lines....
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The Children’s Songs Series by Mertens-Kunst #germanwallfigures

There are many Mertens-Kunst Wood Plaques depicting children's songs. These are showing themes from the songs "Ein Männlein steht im...
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1930er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Beautiful Red Winter Girl with Rabbit and Snow Base #germanwallfigures

An absolute early Mertens-Kunst highlight and so rare, too! I have only seen this one item so far. Enter the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Pink Cradle Child with Canopy and Bird #germanwallfigures

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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Indian Child with Tipi Tent #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Saint Mary and Jesus on Blue Base #germanwallfigures

This is an early Madonna wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. In later decades, the faces became bigger and Mary’s face became...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Belgian Agnes Girl with Goose #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Doll Mother with Head Scarf and Stairs ❒ #germanwallfigures

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Night Watch Boy with Light Blue Cap #germanwallfigures

One of my favorites! I love the colors and the fine lines! Look at his delicate face! He seems so...
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1980s MERTENS-KUNST Pink Thanksgiving Child 29cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

One of the few Mertens-Kunst wood pictures with lots of pink. And one of the cutest of them all! Enter...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Doll Mother with Pram and Braid #germanwallfigures

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Dandelion Girl with Short Hair #germanwallfigures

Very rare and very beautiful, reflecting the spirit of the time. Look at the base: Most wood hangings had a...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Beautiful Red Night Watch Child with Stocking Cap #germanwallfigures

One of my favorites what with the fine face features, the orange red color scheme and the naked legs in...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Red Polka Dots (B16) #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Romper Suit and Red Shoes #germanwallfigures

This design is unique among the Little Peter Wall Figures. It’s kept simple with simplicity’s full impact: A bright yellow,...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon in Pyjamas 20cm #germanwallfigures

Look at their faces! Hand-painting also means that no face is like the other! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon 21cm Decor SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum germanwallfigures.com to see more: germanwallfigures mertens
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST All Red Pied Piper/Rat Catcher of Hamelin HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

The early Mertens-Kunst Pied Pipers were very elegant and slim and very art deco. Here you also see the reduced...
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1970s MERTENS-KUNST Pied Piper of Hamelin with Child 23cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures rattenfaenger
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Flying Braids Little Red Riding Hood 20cm #germanwallfigures

This was a very popular Mertens-Kunst design. There is a similar one where the vest is not black but blue,...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Cute Little Red Riding Hood with Long Blond Braids #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf and Bonnet 24cm #germanwallfigures

This is one of the many Mertens-Kunst Little Red Riding Hoods and maybe the cutest one. Screen-print on wood with...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Little Red Riding Hood with Flying Braids #germanwallfigures

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst produced! Quality material was available again, the...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Confident Seventies Little Red Riding Hood in Frontal View (B3) #germanwallfigures

A definitive post-war Little Red Riding Hood, not earnest and frightened any more. She’s just happy. Even the wolf looks...
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1970er MERTENS-KUNST Dirndl Little Red Riding Hood 23cm Vintage Nursery #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures Mertens-Kunst
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Little Red Riding Hood in White Tights 24cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

This is one of the earliest Little Red Riding Hoods by Mertens-Kunst. Around 1960 it was very often copied in...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf and Red Bow Dress #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with bright colors but matte varnish. I like the black bow and the basket with the cake....
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Small Shy Little Red Riding Hood with Yellow Apron #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Walking Little Red Riding Hood in Colorful Dress #germanwallfigures

A very colorful and rare Little Red Riding Hood, it was produced just after the 2nd World War when quality...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in White Tights (Arnheim Collection) #germanwallfigures

This fairy tale wood picture belongs to the Arnheim Collection a German soldier had sent to his children back home...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Metal Clasp Vest #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Shy Little Red Riding Hood with White Hair Bows #germanwallfigures

There are several smaller Mertens wood pictures of Little Red Riding Hood, but this is the prettiest! Look at all...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in Pale War Colors (2nd World War) #germanwallfigures

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Modern Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel, Gretel und Hexe #germanwallfigures

The very last fairy tale designs by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Rumpelstiltskin in Orange Hoodie (Rumplestiltskin) #germanwallfigures

Early screen-print on wood and rather rare. An unusual color scheme, but it's working: Orange hoddie, red sleeves, the yellow...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Colorful Rumpelstiltskin with Yellow Cap (Rumplestiltskin) #germanwallfigures

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst made! Quality material was available again, the...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Dancing Rumpelstiltskin with Grey Hoodie (Rumplestiltskin) #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Dancing Rumpelstiltskin with Violet Hoodie (Rumplestiltskin) #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures rumpelstilzchen
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Fairylike Rumpelstiltskin in Green Hoddie Dress (Rumplestiltskin) #germanwallfigures

Very very rare and unusual too. It is a wonderful shade of green and I love the contrasting white sleeves....
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▷ Sandman (Hans Christian Andersen)

- Sandmännchen = Little Sandman (German TV) - Pittiplasch - Schnatterinchen
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue Classic Sandman on Big Brown Base #germanwallfigures

Not the German TV-Sandman, that wasn't invented till the 1950s. This is a classic sandman, hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Traditional Light Blue Sandman with Yellow Bag #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is a classical traditional sandman, not the two German TV-Sandmen that came later in the 1950s....
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Friendly Sandman in Blue Star Cape #germanwallfigures

This is one of the last sandman designs by Mertens-Kunst NOT showing the TV-Sandman. After that, they produced huge numbers...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Red Sandman in Hoodie 22cm Cape Wood-Decor SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum germanwallfigures.com to find more: "germanwallfigures mertens-kunst"
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Little Cloud Sandman with Bow (Wide Beard West-TV-Sandmann) #germanwallfigures

Both West-TV Sandman and East-TV Sandman have existed since 1959. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Bremen Town Musicians on Yellow Base #germanwallfigures

I like the yellow bases, they are so friendly. Most bases were brown, and later Mertens didn't even use them...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Apple Snow White with Green Dwarf #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. There is a very similar Mertens version with Snow White wearing a crown. Enter the...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snow White with Crown and Green Dwarf #germanwallfigures

☆ After all this time - still one of the brightest highlights with its sun yellow and forest green plus...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Light Blue Snow White Dwarf with Long Hood #germanwallfigures

I love the wall long hood end and the flared yellow trousers. A beautiful color scheme, very soft and harmonious....
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Most Beautiful Snow White 24cm Wood Art #germanwallfigures

This is the Snow White of the White-Yellow-Dress-Series with the most details, adding to its beauty. It has the long...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Snow White with Longest Braid 23cm FAIRY TALE ART #germanwallfigures

This is very early Mertens-Kunst and hand-painted on wood. The motive was very popular, and other manufacturers copied it! This...
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Original and Copy: Pregnant Snow White with Longest Braid and Flower Dwarf #germanwallfigures

The left one is the original by Mertens-Kunst. The other one (Edelholz Freiberg) was produced in the Ore Mountains, during...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snow White Dwarf Group on Black Base #germanwallfigures

Black is a hard "color", but it makes this wall figure more interesting. In the long run Mertens opted out...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Hair Bow Snow White FAIRY TALE WOOD PICTURE German Vintage Nursery

One of the Snow Whites in yellow-white dress. This one has a yellow hair bow to boot, the others don't.
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Little Belly Bow Snow White 17cm ❤️FAVORITE #germanwallfigures

Look at the wonderful color scheme! Look at the light blue dwarf as a contrast color to the yellow-white! Enter...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Mini Snow White with Longest Braid #germanwallfigures

Mertens-Kunst also did several birthday wreaths with mini figures on them, this Snow White might have been meant for one...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Violett Snow White with Pearls and High Hair #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ White Snow White with Pearl Hair #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST High Hair Snow White 22cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1970s MERTENS-KUNST Long Braid Snow White 21cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1970s MERTENS-KUNST Pink Tiara Snow White 20cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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60$ for THAT? On Cleaning Fairy Tale Wood Plaques

I once seeked advice on cleaning fairy tale wood plaques. Restauration expert Birgit Linnhoff has worked for years on preserving...
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Blue Green 7 Miles Boots Boy 23cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures ❒

In old times it was a dream to travel fast, nowadays we have planes and trains and cars. And we...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Large 7 Miles Boots Boy on Yellow Base #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood with lots of varnish - and thick colors, too. That was typical for products right after World...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST High Collar 7 Miles Boy 19cm Wood Picture #germanwallfigures

I have known of two versions of this design so far, one has a yellow base and one has a...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST 7 Miles Boots Child with Yellow Summer Hat #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures meilen
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Red 7 Miles Boots Boy SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures meilen
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ 7 Ravens Sister in Short Orange Dress #germanwallfigures

Early Mertens-Kunst and very rare. Hand-painted on wood. Look at the delicate movement of this wall figure! Enter the following...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST 7 Ravens Sister with Long Braid 25cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Early Mertens, rather rare, extremely beautiful. Hand-painted on wood and one of my favorites! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Orange Red Seven Ravens Sister with Put Up Hair #germanwallfigures

Very beautiful and very rare. I love the color scheme and the serenity of this wood picture. Enter the following...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Seven Ravens Sister in Yellow Dress #germanwallfigures

I love this one so much. It is beautiful and so simple in style and color scheme. Hand-painted on wood...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Orange Red Seven Ravens Sister with Open Hair #germanwallfigures

Look at the raven she's holding! Look at how he looks at you! Beautiful and rare. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Pinafore 7 Ravens 22cm Vintage German #germanwallfigures

One of the classic Mertens-Kunst highlights! I love the color scheme with the red-white dress, the blond put up braid,...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Seven Ravens Sister with Knee Long Braid #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Necklace 7 Ravens 23cm Wood SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Seven Raven’s Sister in Light Grey Dress #germanwallfigures

A beautiful and rare color scheme for the Seven Ravens by Mertens. Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with added hand-painting and rare....
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1980s MERTENS-KUNST Light Blue 7 Ravens 22cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

This wall figure shows us how much the times have changed: Compare it to the Mertens 7 Ravens Sister in...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Star Money Girl with Head Star on Brown Base #germanwallfigures

After the Second World War, the Mertens Star Money Girls became cuter, the ethereal aspect got lost. This design has...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Star Money Girl with Large Hand Star 21cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures sterntaler
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Star Money Girl with Giant Star #germanwallfigures

This is a beautiful color scheme that works most of the time: Light blue, yellow, red and white. This Star...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Star Money Girl with Star Tail in Blue Skirt #germanwallfigures

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. There is also a version of this very design where the girl has red hair and a...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Star Money Girl with Star Wreath Hair #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures sterntaler In...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Cinderella / Star Money Girl / Frog King / Seven Miles Boots #germanwallfigures

These were the last fairy tale wood pictures produced by Mertens-Kunst. All of them screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Kneeling Little Star Money Girl with Bellflower Sleeve #germanwallfigures

Go ahead and enter „tights“ in my search top right, you will find a Mertens-Kunst Little Red Riding Hood with...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Brave Little Tailor with Big Scissors GERMAN NURSERY #germanwallfigures

The huge scissors were an idea of Hellerkunst. Mertens-Kunst took their idea but made their design a bit different: The...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Dancing Dirndl Spring Lambs #germanwallfigures

Totally unusual are these lambs in human bodies. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Yellow Red Teddy Bear with Dog and Umbrella #germanwallfigures

I wonder where this motive comes from. Maybe there is a book or comic series that I don't know of....
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Till Owlglass with Red and Green Leg (Till Eulenspiegel) #germanwallfigures

Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel him walk. And that elegance and...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Till Owlglass with Red Shoe Pompoms (Till Owlglass) #germanwallfigures

I have known three different Till Eulenspiegel by Mertens-Kunst so far. This one has a hook nose. Screen-print on wood...
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▷ More Fairy Tales

- The Princess and the Pea (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids KHM 5 -...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Rose Red (no Snow White) with Flower Wreath #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more:...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snow-White (no Rose Red) with Flower Wreath #germanwallfigures

Flowers in her hair, flowers in her hand and flowers to her feet! This early Mertens-Kunst didn't do things half-heartedly!...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Rapunzel 24cm SCREEN-PRINTED #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures mertens
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ The Princess and the Pea in Night Shirt #germanwallfigures

I have only known of one wooden wall figure showing this fairy tale (by Brothers Grimm), and you see it...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Good Daughter in Light Blue Dress (Mother Holle) #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. A wonderful color scheme with light blue, yellow and a bit red. A real...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Snow White and Rose Red with Evil Dwarf #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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▷ Wilhelm Busch etc.

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Max and Moritz at their Bridge Prank #germanwallfigures

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Summer Dwarf with Blue Flower #germanwallfigures

At first glance it seems to be a blue diamond, shining and making the dwarf so happy, but it's a...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Beautiful Yellow Toadstool Dwarf #germanwallfigures

Here we have a Mertens-Kunst masterpiece. Simple but with great details: Look at the color shades and the locks of...
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1950er Mertens-Kunst ✧ Happy Birthday Dwarf with Candle Cake #germanwallfigures

Very rare and beautiful. That is especially because of the candle light. There are only very few wall figures showing...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Garden Dwarf with Wheelbarrow ~23cm #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum germanwallfigures.com to see more: germanwallfigures mertens-kunst zwerg
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Lucky Dwarf in Pale War Colors (2nd World War) #germanwallfigures

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Grape Harvest Dwarf 26cm Gnome Wood Decor #germanwallfigures

This dwarf looks rather small compared to the grapes, each of them being almost as big as his hand. That...
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Stone Dwarf plus Copy (right) 25cm Wood Picture HANDPAINTED #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum germanwallfigures.com to see more: germanwallfigures zwerg
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Orange Edelweiss Dwarf 22cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

I like the color scheme of red and orange. The edelweiss is painted very accurately and fits the whole solemn...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Umbrella Dwarf with Weather Frog 24cm German Nursery Wood Decor #germanwallfigures

There are two very similar versions of this motive: On one, you see both eyes of the dwarf (front view)...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Dwarf in Snail Dialogue #germanwallfigures

How to you communicate with a snail almost your own size? He seems to be shouting, but we’ll never know!...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Solemn Lantern Dwarf in Red Hoodie #germanwallfigures

One of the absolute highlights of German Wall Figures. Hand-painted, dainty, a motive in movement. Be very careful if you...
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1950er MERTENS-KUNST Mandolino-Dwarf 22cm Vintage Retro-Room #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures Mertens-Kunst
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Irisette Dwarfs (Advertising) #germanwallfigures

"Auch die Heinzelmännchen schlafen in Irisette" is printed on the back. It means, that the gnomes too are sleeping in...
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1940s MERTENS-KUNST Tender Red Gentian Dwarf #germanwallfigures

("Nr.64 Zwerg mit Enzian") Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Modern Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom #germanwallfigures

Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of the...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Toadstool Dwarf 23cm German Lullaby Wood Decor #germanwallfigures

This wall figure belongs to the children's songs series of Mertens-Kunst. Screen-printed on wood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Happy Guitar Dwarf 22cm German Vintage Room HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

One of the earlier dwarfs, look at the fine lines! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Happy Dwarf with May Bells (Lily of the Valley) #germanwallfigures

This is a fairy dwarf, must be, if you think how small he must be next to these May Bells....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Happy Dwarf with Colorful Lantern #germanwallfigures

I love this guy! This figure generates so many good feelings: As all German children I went with my lantern...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ “Serenate” Dwarf with Song Book #germanwallfigures

Frontal view, showing both eyes, is rather rare on fairy tale wood pictures. I think the profile view is easier...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Gardening Dwarf with Digitalis Purpurea #germanwallfigures

This plant is poisonous, but harmless on a wood picture! I love the shade of blue in the hat and...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Red Dwarf with Giant Lucky Clover #germanwallfigures

There is no producer name on the back and the wood is non-quality-wood. The motive however was created by Mertens....
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1950er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snail Mail Dwarf with Trumpet (Wood Picture) #germanwallfigures

A rare motive and I have only known it by Mertens-Kunst so far. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Happy Mandoline Dwarf (C48 Mandolinenzwerg) #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Concertina Dwarf with Red Hat #germanwallfigures

This is very early Mertens-Kunst. Alfred Mertens started his manufactury in the 1930s. Hand-painted on wood, like every Wall Figure...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Dwarf with Bird under Brown Fly Agaric Mushroom (C46) #germanwallfigures

There only seems to be one Mertens-Kunst Wall Figure with a dwarf under a brown mushroom, so the title is...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Orange Dwarf in Fly Agaric Mushroom Outfit #germanwallfigures

Toadstool colors have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue Music Dwarf with Song Book (C98 Ständchen) #germanwallfigures

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Dwarf with Giant Soap Bubble #germanwallfigures

Look at the bubbles: The baby pink lines make them shine! Very beautiful, very rare, very hand-painted! Enter the following...
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1950s MERTENS-KUNST Concertina Dwarf 21cm German Vintage Room HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-quality-plywood. I love this shade of orange! And the whole color scheme here, too. Look at the accordion,...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Dwarf with Yellow Hat and Watering Can #germanwallfigures

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst produced! Quality material was available again, the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Grey Dwarf with Blue Gentian #germanwallfigures

Look at his beautifully wide clothes, the bellflower shaped cape, the flared trousers. And a pretty color scheme, too. Enter...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Yellow Dwarf with Big Ladybug #germanwallfigures

A lovingly depicted scene, hand-painted and rare. The tennder dwarf reminds me of Albert Schweitzer's words: "I am life that...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Winter Dwarf with Squirrel and Pine Tree #germanwallfigures

Mertens-Kunst did everything right here: The snow covered pine tree, a loving dwarf and the cute squirrel. Very beautiful, very...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Fence Dwarf 21cm German Vintage Room #germanwallfigures

One of the early orange wood pictures, so beautiful. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Orange Stone Dwarf with Violin #germanwallfigures

Orange is a color that Mertens-Kunst did not use very often. Here it is part of a beautiful color scheme....
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1940s to 1980s MERTENS-KUNST Several Snow White Dwarf Groups #germanwallfigures

Top left you see the most famous Mertens dwarf group, below right the oldest one I've known so far. Enter...
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1980er Mertens-Kunst ✧ Modern Dwarfs with Butterfly, Squirrel, Fox and Birds #germanwallfigures

The most popular one was the dwarf with his hat in fly agaric mushroom colors! Enter the following in the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ “Puenktchen” with Pump Trousers and Red Bow (Jumping Jack) #germanwallfigures

One of the earlier jumping jacks, one of the most endearing ones. I think it was not designed by Ute...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hans in Leather Pants as Jumping Jack #germanwallfigures

In the late 1960s big eyes became popular. Mertens-Kunst catched on quickly, as they always did. This cute little guy...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Bow Gretel JUMPING JACK German Vintage Toy #germanwallfigures

One of the early jumping jacks by Mertens-Kunst: Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and with metal joints. Enter the following in the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Struwwelpeter as Jumping Jack (Shock Headed Peter / Heinrich Hoffmann) #germanwallfigures

Rare and with a nice color scheme. This jumping jack belongs to the first ones by Mertens-Kunst. They still used...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Moritz (no Max) in Checkered Trousers (Jumping Jack)

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Jumping Jack “Plum” with Bow Tie

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more: germanwallfigures hampelmann
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