MERTENS-KUNST/ 1936-2001

The founder of Mertens-Kunst was Alfred Mertens, born in 1898. Later, 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

1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Seven Ravens with Golden Hair Band”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm. - Wonderful color scheme with the yellow orange dress and the blue base.
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Haughty Yellow Frog Princess”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A funny motive, but maybe it was not very popular, it is rather rare. Enter...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Princess and the Pea”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - One of those gorgeous products right after the 2nd World War. Enter the following in...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Frog King Princess with Princess Crown”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Here we go again: Early Mertens equals beautiful most of the time. - Very simple...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Frog Princess with Wide Crown”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - The Frog King Princesses by Mertens-Kunst came with different crowns. - Even this very old...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Gutach Baerbele Girl in Traditional Clothes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series about tradtional German clothes. Enter the following...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Hanau Black Forest Boy in Tradtional Clothes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series about tradtional German clothes. Enter the following...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Blue Art Deco Fairy Child with Cowslip”

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Art Deco Fairy Child as Snowdrop Flower”

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and very very pretty! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Mother Holle’s Pitch Mary with Downcast Eyes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A wonderful color scheme with black and orange. - Brother Grimm's Mother Holle/Hulda with the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Gold Mary with Waterfall Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A wonderful color scheme with light blue, yellow and a bit red. - Brother Grimm's...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Red Hoodie Dress Dwarf on Tiny Round Base”

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Tender Mother with Waterfall Hair” (Art Deco)

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. - Still the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Nutshell Thumbelina with Waterfall Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 18cm. - One of the early Mertens-Kunst masterpieces. - Very simple works great when every line...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Hobby Horse Boy with Sailor Collar”

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Cinderella with very Long Legs”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Where is the typical harmony of Mertens-Kunst here? - We'll never know, but maybe the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Little Brother and Sister”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Most of the first motives by Mertens had solemn faces and were simple. Simply beautiful!...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Winter Bunny Girl in Red Costume”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An absolute early Mertens-Kunst highlight Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder)...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Madonna on Blue Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This is an early Madonna wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. - In later decades, Mary’s face...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Art Deco Rat Catcher in Red Overalls”

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Doll Mother in Yellow Dress”

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Dwarf in Snail Dialogue”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - How to you communicate with a snail almost your own size? He seems to be...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Candle Girl in White Dress”

A breathtakingly tender color scheme with white, light blue and yellow. The girl looks like an angel at first sight,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Snow White with Flower Wreath”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Flowers in her hair, flowers in her hand and flowers to her feet. - This...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Rose Red with Flower Wreath”

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. (Snow-White and Rose-Red) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Art Deco Till Owlglass with Long Hood”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 25cm. - Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique 7 Ravens Sister in Short Dress”

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Dwarf with Flared Trousers and Floor Long Cap”

I love the wall long hood end and the flared yellow trousers. A beautiful color scheme, very soft and harmonious....
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Blue 7 Miles Boots Boy on Wide Base”

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “White Candle Angel as Christmas Tree Decoration”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Faces are hard to paint, and this one is so beautiful! - The detailed Pixie...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Pitch Mary with Hands in her Face”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. - Brothers Grimm's Mother Holle / Hulda. (Pitchen Mary) - One of the early Mertens-Kunst...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Early Mother Holle on a Cloud”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. - In German,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Fairylike Rumpelstiltskin in Green Hoodie Dress”

Very very rare and unusual too. It is a wonderful shade of green and I love the contrasting white sleeves....
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Mini Star Money Girl”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A very dainty early Mertens-Kunst work. - You will find those white puffy sleeves on...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Early Dwarf with Flared Trousers and Concertina”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This was a very popular dwarf, it got copied a lot, too. Enter the following...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Key Fairy”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. - A beautiful and rare color scheme. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Apple Snow White with Green Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 25cm. - There is a similar Mertens version with a crown instead of the apple. Enter...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Red Riding Hood on War Time Wood”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. - Mertens-Kunst couldn't order quaility plywood during the 2nd World War as easily as before....
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Large Soap Bubble Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 30cm. - An unusually large wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. - There is a second soap bubble...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Early large Balloon Skirt Goose Maid”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This was a very popular Mertens-Kunst motive of the early years. - Look at the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?): “Antique 7 Miles Boots Girl”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Singer Dwarf in Tights”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Most of the early Mertens-Kunst dwarfs had naked or knubbly knees, like here. Enter the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Stone Dwarf with Fiddle and Orange Trousers”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Orange is a color that Mertens-Kunst did not use very often. Here it is part...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Ski Girl on White Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A beautiful early work. The artist who created this design knew a lot about skiing,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Antique Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf (Arnheim Collection)

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This wood picture belongs to the Arnheim Collection a German soldier had sent to his...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Kissing Little Brother and Little Sister”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 15cm height. - The most tender wall figure of them all with a just a little...
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1940s German Wall Figure / Mertens-Kunst: “Cinderella in Dull War Colors”

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: “Early Cinderella in Working Shoes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This girl is unusually earnest und the neck doves’s position is unusual as well. Enter...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Pink Sleeping Beauty with Waterfall Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. - Early Mertens-Kunst had very long hair! This beautiful Sleeping Beauty version came in red...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Pink Sleeping Beauty with Flower Crown”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. - I have known of seven differnt Sleeping Beauties by Mertens-Kunst so far. - Three...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Sleeping Beauty in Salmon Colored Striped Dress”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An explosion of color: That's what happened to Mertens-Kunst right after the 2nd World War....
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Frog King Princess with Waterfall Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Many of the most enchanting wall figures were produced by Mertens-Kunst, and here you see...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Frog King Princess with Double Puffy Sleeves”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - One of the smaller Frog King versions. - Look at the details, she's so pretty!...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Frog King Princess with Ermine Collar”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - There's only one wood picture with an ermine collar I have found so far. Enter...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Goose Girl in Grey Dot Skirt”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - She's so pretty! I like the color scheme here, especially the grey skirt with the...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Bitten Goose Maid on Green Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - I love the bright colors here! - Colorful bases very often equal beautiful at Mertens-Kunst....
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Slim Goose Maid in Pale War Colors”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This is one of the pale wood pictures produced during the 2nd World War. -...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Dull Hansel and Gretel with Leather Pants”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - The colors are dull, if you compare them to the bright colors Hansel and Gretel...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Beautiful Hansel and Gretel on Yellow Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst made! Quality...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Hansel and Gretel with Black Bodice”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This German wall figure has many hidden details: Look at Gretel's hands vanishing under her...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Bad Witch in Dull War Colors”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This is one of many pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Hans in Luck in Dull War Colors”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Right after World War 2. the same motive was produced in bright colors and with...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Small Hans in Luck with Flower Hat”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. - I have known 12 different Hans in Lucks by Mertens-Kunst so far. - Unique...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Thumbelina in Wall Nut Sail Boat”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - "This sailor girl is just great! And it's a girl for a change. And she's...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Red Night Watch Child with Stocking Cap”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - One of my favorites with the fine face features, the orange red color scheme and...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Night Watch Child with Blue Cap”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting, 26cm. - I love the colors and the fine lines! Look at his delicate face!...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon in Romper Suit”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This design is unique among the Little Peter wood pictures. It’s kept simple with simplicity’s...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Slim Little Red Riding Hood with Yellow Basket”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - "Nr. 16 Rotkaeppchen". Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Colorful Little Red Riding Hood with Flying Braids”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst produced! Quality...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Naked Puss in Boots with Gun”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Early Mertens-Kunst, the only naked Puss in Boots I know of. Great design, great work!...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “All Red Little Red Riding Hood with Black Bow”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with bright colors but matte varnish. - I like the black bow and the basket with...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Beautiful Walking Little Red Riding Hood in Bright Colors”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A very colorful Little Red Riding Hood, it was produced just after the 2nd World...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Shy Little Red Riding Hood with White Ribbons”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Unique identifier of this Little Red Riding Hood: The White Hair Ribbons. Enter the following...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Red Riding Hood in Dull War Colors”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Colorful Rumpelstiltskin with Yellow Dot Cap”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst made! Quality...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Snow White with High Collar”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - After all this time - still one of the brightest wall figures with its sun...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Most Beautiful Snow White”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. - This is the Snow White of the White-Yellow-Dress-Series with the most details, adding to...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Snow White with Longest Braid”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - The motive was very popular, and other manufacturers copied it! This is how you spot...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Dwarf Group with Floor Long Stocking Caps”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Black is a hard color, but it makes this wall figure more interesting. In the...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Colorful 7 Miles Boots on Yellow Base”

- Hand-painted on wood with lots of varnish - and thick colors, too. - That was typical for products right...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange 7 Ravens Sister with Longest Braid”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Early Mertens, extremely beautiful. Look at the details! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Red 7 Ravens Sister with Put Up Braid”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - I love the color scheme and the serenity of this wood picture. Enter the following...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Slim 7 Ravens Sister in Yellow Dress”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - So simple and beautiful with a striking color scheme. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Red 7 Ravens Sister with Put Up Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Look at the raven she's holding! Look at how he looks at you. So beautiful!...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Star Money Girl with Waterfall Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. - She looks so aetherial and angellike. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Star Money Girl with the Highest Star”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Unique identifier of this version: She's holding the star way over her head's height. -...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Red Princess and the Pea on Grey Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with shining varnish, 21cm. - So simple and endearing. - It's one of those colorful German...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Slim Fairy Child as Lucky Mushroom”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Very enchanting. I had looked for it for years and could finally order it from...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Fairy Child with Musroom Hat”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Toadstools have always been popular guests wall figures, sometimes they even were a big part...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Here we have a Mertens-Kunst masterpiece with simple but great details: Look at the color...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Birthday Dwarf with Candle Cake”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - So beautiful! That is especially because of the candle light. There are only very few...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Lucky Clover Dwarf in Pale War Colors”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Gentian Dwarf in Red Hoodie Dress”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A very simple dwarf version, yet enchanting. The grey base enhances the blue of the...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Slim Grey Cinderella with Red Apron”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - There are many different Mertens-Kunst Cinderellas, many of them even have the same number. -...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Cute Cinderella in Blue Vest”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - There is a similar Mertens version with Cinderella raising her apron, only with red vest...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Colorful Watering Can Dwarf with Yellow Hat”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst produced! Quality...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Yellow Dwarf with Ladybug”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A very loving scene. The tender dwarf reminds me of Albert Schweitzer's words: "I am...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Red Mandrake Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - It says Alraune on the back, which is mandrake in English. Still I don't get...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Cute Goose Girl on Green Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - I wonder who had bought this wood picture in the first place? Maybe a rich...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Long Braid Cinderella”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with added handpainting. - Very touching with the too big shirt and the patched up dress....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “White Puss in Boots with Big Eyes”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with addtional hand-painting, 24cm. - Puss in Boots has always been a popular motive. Mertens-Kunst produced...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Earnest Puss in Boots with Red Vest”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with aditional hand-painting. - One of the white Puss in Boots by Mertens and so beautiful:...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Seperate Small Hansel and Gretel with Dot Scarfs”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Cradle Child with Light Blue Canopy and Sister”

- Early screen-print with added hand-painting, 25cm. - "C 12 Eia popeia" / Logo Cradle with Cradle Cross. Enter the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Good Morning Girl in Light Blue Nightdress”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - I love the friendly colors. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder)...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Spring Girl with Yellow Tulip”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This wall figure belongs to the seasons series by Mertens-Kunst, with a beautiful color scheme....
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1950er Mertens-Kunst: “Large Cute Mary in Blue Coat Dress”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting, 29cm. - A special version with a large base. Enter the following in...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Beach Child with Orange Sun Hat”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. - This wall figure belongs to a seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. - The...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Porridge Girl at the Stove”

- There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Dancing Doll Mother with Braids”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An endearing idea and a pretty motive. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Princess with Lace Collar”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. - There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. -...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Red Head Doll Mother in Wide Dress”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. - The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Blowflower Girl with Short Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. - Very beautiful, reflecting the spirit of the time. - Look at the base: Most...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Charming Winter Girl on Snowman Base”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - This wall figure belongs to the seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. - It is one of...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: ” Snow White with Hair Bow”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. - One of the Snow Whites in yellow-white dress - Unique identifier: This one has...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Cute Snow White with Light Blue Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 17cm. - Look at the wonderful color scheme! There is the light blue dwarf as a...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Classic Red White 7 Ravens Sister in Red-White”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. - One of the classic Mertens-Kunst highlights! - I love the color scheme with the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Pitch Mary with Chicken wiping her Face”

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Mother Holle with Snow Village and Orange Head Scarf”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - There ist an almost identical Mertens-Kunst Mother Holle with blue head scarf. - I like...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Star Money Girl with Head Star”

- After the Second World War, the Mertens Star Money Girls became cuter, the ethereal aspect got lost. - Unique...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Till Owlglass with Red Pompom Shoes”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. - I have known three different Till Eulenspiegel by Mertens-Kunst so far. This one has...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Till Owlglass without Stocking Cap”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Elated Dwarf with Blue Flower”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - At first glance it seems to be a blue diamond, shining and making the dwarf...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Garden Dwarf with Wheelbarrow” 23cm

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Happy Dwarf at Grape Harvest”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm. - This dwarf looks rather small compared to the grapes, each of them being almost...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern and Cat”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting on 4mm-plywood, 27cm. - A high qualitiy version, even the wood is thicker than usually....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Edelweiss Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. - I like the color scheme of red and orange. The edelweiss is painted very...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Umbrella Dwarf with Weather Frog”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. - There are two very similar versions of this motive: On one, you see both...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Mandolino Dwarf”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting, 22cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Red Guitar Dwarf”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. Geben Sie Folgendes in die Ebay.de-Suche ein: 1950er Märchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-Shop: maerchenholzbilder) #maerchenholzbilder #germanwallfigures
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Happy Dwarf with May Bells”

- This is a fairy dwarf, must be, if you think how small he must be next to these May...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Colorful Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern”

- I love this guy! This wood picture generates so many good feelings: As all German children I went with...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Snail Mail Dwarf with Trumpet”

A rare motive and I have only known it by Mertens-Kunst so far. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Blue Music Dwarf with Song Book”

- There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Small Soap Bubble Dwarf”

- This wood picture is not too small, but since I've known an older 30cm-version I call this soap bubble...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Tree Stump Dwarf with Concertina”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-quality-plywood, 21cm. - I love this shade of orange! And the whole color scheme here, too. Look...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Gentian Dwarf with Flared Trousers”

- Look at his beautifully wide clothes, the bellflower shaped cape, the flared trousers. And a pretty color scheme, too....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: “Snow Tree Dwarf with Squirrel”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1950 Mertens-Kunst: “Hedgehog Mecki in Light Blue Skirt”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. - It might be the Hoerzu-Mecki of the German TV-Magazine. - It might also be...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Cute Light Blue Cinderella without Base”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. - In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Psychedelic Little Brother and Little Sister”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. - "N 7 Brüderchen und Schwesterchen / Little brother and sister / Petit frere et...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Pink Sleeping Beauty with High Hair”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - Roses in her hair, roses on her dress seam: This is the Roses Sleeping Beauty....
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Goose Girl in Pastel Colors”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - I like the soft colors here: Baby pink, light blue and the soft yellow. Enter...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Small Blond Gretel with High Hair”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - One of my favourites, wonderful design with light colors. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Violet Witch with High White Bonnet”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - This witch looks more creepy than the other Mertens-Kunst witches. Is it her finger gesture,...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Pink Doll Mother with Moon”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Sparrow Boy in Blue Tunic”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. - Copyright 1969, ready to start into Seventies fashion! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Sitting Pink Doll Mother with Moon”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - There is a morning-midday-evening series by Mertens-Kunst, this engaging little girl belongs to it. Enter...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Hanschen Klein with Green Leg Warmers”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - I have known six "Hänschen klein" so far by Mertens-Kunst. You have to take a...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Bunny Girl in Starry Night”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - The German title is: "Weißt du wieviel Sternlein stehen?" Listen to the song on YouTube!...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Singer Girl by the Cradle”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 21cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Hobby Horse Boy with High Hair”

- The German title of this children's song is "Hoppe hoppe Reiter". There is also a blond rocking horse boy...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Turquoise Doll Mother with Black Hair”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - "Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf" is a German lullaby. Translation: "Sleep my little child, sleep." - This...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Doll Mother in Red Tunic”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Night Watch Boy with Ear Warmers”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - I've known three different little night watch boys by Mertens-Kunst so far. One has the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Canopy Cradle Child without Sister”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Blond Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon”

- In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Blue Dots”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting, 20cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Red Riding Hood with Bonnet”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 24cm, C3. - This is one of the many Mertens-Kunst Little Red Riding Hoods and maybe...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “German Ducking Lullaby with Mini Skirt Girl”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series with German Kindergarten songs. Enter the following...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Rumpelstiltskin with Base”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - An unusual color scheme, but it's working: Orange hoddie, red sleeves, the yellow of the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Sandman in Blue Star Cape”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. - This is one of the last sandman designs by Mertens-Kunst NOT showing the TV-Sandman....
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Bremen Town Musicians on Yellow Base”

- I like the yellow bases, they are so friendly. Most bases were brown, and later Mertens didn't even use...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “White Snow White with Pearls in her Hair”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. - In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Blue Snow White with High Hair”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 22cm. - At the end of the 1960s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “7 Miles Boots Boy with Yellow Hat”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “7 Ravens Sister with Necklace”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 23cm, N9. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Gold Mary with High Hair”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. - Brother Grimm's Mother Holle. - Mother Hulda / Good Daughter / Bad Daughter /...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Pitch Mary with Ponytail”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, C24 Pechmarie / The pitchen Mary / La Mairie de poix [sic]. - Brothers Grimm's Frau...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “7 Ravens Sister in Light Grey Dress”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. - A beautiful and rare color scheme for the Seven Ravens by Mertens. Enter the...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Blue Star Money Girl with Star Tail”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. - There is also a version of this very design where the girl has red...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Star Money Girl with Hair Wreath” ❒

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. - In the 1960s many girls in Kindergarten or primary school dressed up in star...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Brave Little Tailor with Shoulder Scissors”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - The huge scissors were an idea of Hellerkunst. Mertens-Kunst took their idea, but this little...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Rapunzel with Tower”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 23cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Princess and the Pea without Base”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. - A rahter unknown Brothers Grimm's fairy tale. - The pillows are supposed to represent...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Snow White and Rose Red with Nasty Dwarf”

- In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. - Especially most of the edges were still...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Colorful Irisette Advertising Dwarfs”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. - "Auch die Heinzelmännchen schlafen in Irisette" is printed on the back. - It means,...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “German Lullaby Toadstool Dwarf”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - This wall figure belongs to the children's songs series of Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Serenate Dwarf with Song Book”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, C49. - Frontal view, showing both eyes, is rather rare on fairy tale wood pictures. I...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Gardening Dwarf with Digitalis Purpurea”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, C42, Blumenfreund. - This plant is poisonous, but harmless on a wood picture! - I love...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Dwarf under Brown Mushroom”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, C46. - Unique Identifier: There only seems to be one Mertens-Kunst Wall Figure with a dwarf...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Red High Hair Cinderella with Grey Apron”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, BB5, Cendrillon. - Look at the put up braid, on top of her head. That's a...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “High Hair Cinderella with Broom”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - Look at the blond beehive do with the little red bows. And the broom is...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst: “Sleeping Mertens-Kunst Fence Dwarf”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 21cm. - One of the early orange wood pictures, so beautiful. Enter the following in the...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Mini Dress Girl with Duckling Lake”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, B72, Alle meine Entchen. - In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Red Canopy Cradle Child without Base”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, N34, Schlaf Kindlein Schlaf. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called:...
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1970 Mertens-Kunst: “Beach Girl with High Hair and Cherry Braids”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz. - This is one of the first German Wall Figures I ever saw. That was back...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Pied Piper of Hamellin without Base”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, N 35 Rattenfänger / Catcher of Hamelin / La flute enchantee / Made in Western-Germany, Copyright...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Red Riding Hood with Long Blond Braids”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Red Riding Hood with Metal Vest Clasp”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Rumpelstiltskin with Grey Hood”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 23cm. - In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Violett Snow White with High Hair and Pearls”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz. - In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Snow White with Longest Braid”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Seven Ravens Sister with Head Scarf”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz. - In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst: “Modern Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, B 1146, Zwerg mit Pilz. - Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst: “Modern Light Blue 7 Ravens Sister”

- Siebdruck auf 3mm-Schichtholz, 22cm. - This wall figure shows us how much the times have changed: Compare it to...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst: “The Modern Fairy Tales and Dwarfs”

- Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. - Some of these are from the 1970, most are from the 1980s. - They belong...
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