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

1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Walking Little Red Riding Hood in White Tights

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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1970s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Modern Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom (B 1146 Zwerg mit Pilz)

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 ☆ Little Single Handed Sailor Girl in Orange Dress (Wooden Wall Figure)

"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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Dwarf in Snail Dialogue (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

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 ☆ Yellow Frog King Princess with Wide Crown

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Star Money Girl with Head Star on Brown Base (Fairy Tale Wall Figure)

After the Second World War, the Mertens Star Money Girls became cuter, the ethereal aspect got lost. This design has...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Light Blue Snow White Dwarf with Floor Long Hood

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 ✧ Flute Dwarf with Stone plus Perfect Kindergarten Copy

On the right side the original, left side the copy. Both are hand-painted on wood. The copy belonged to a...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Powder Pink Sleeping Beauty with Waterfall Hair

Yes, early Mertens-Kunst had very long hair! This beautiful Sleeping Beauty version comes in red and powder pink. Both are...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Weather Dwarf with Umbrella and Frog in Profile View (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

There are two very similar versions of this motive: On one, you see both eyes of the dwarf (front view)...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Irisette Dwarfs (Advertising)

"Auch die Heinzelmännchen schlafen in Irisette" is printed on the back. It means, that the gnomes too are sleeping in...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Seven Ravens in Modern Version (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

This wall figure shows us how much the times have changed: Compare it to the Mertens 7 Ravens Sister in...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snow-White with White Flower Wreath (Snow-White and Rose-Red)

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Till Owlglass with Red and Green Leg (Till Eulenspiegel)

Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel him walk. And that elegance and...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Gray Pied Piper of Hamelin with Belt Pouch (Rat Catcher)

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 ☆ Large Blue Seven Miles Boots on Green Base ❒

In old times it was a dream to travel fast, nowadays we have planes and trains and cars. And we...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Snow White with Apple and Green Dwarf (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

There is a second early Mertens Snow White in yellow and green with two tiny differences: Snow White is wearing...
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1930er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Frog King Princess with Small Golden Crown

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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1930er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Slim Little Brother and Little Sister in Pale Blue Dress

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 ☆ Lucky Dwarf in Pale War Colors (2nd World War)

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Art Deco Fairy Child with Cowslip Flower

☆ Which is the most beautiful of them all? Sometimes I don't know which of the early Art DecoWall Fi...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Slim Star Money Girl in Light Blue Star Dress

Hand-painted on wood, rare and beautiful. One of the simplest versions in color scheme and style. It has no or...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Solemn Lantern Dwarf in Red Hoodie

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue Red Saint Mary and Baby Jesus with Halos

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Cinderella with very Long Legs

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snowdrop Fairy with Flower Hat

Angels and fairies are very sought after motives, especially if they are as wonderful as this wood picture! Hand-painted on...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Pregnant Snow White with Longest Braid

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Rose Red with Red Flower Wreath (Snow White and Rose Red)

This is very beautiful very early Mertens-Kunst. I first had only the Snow White going with this set and was...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Red Lucky Dwarf with Giant Clover

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Dwarf with Red Dot Hat and Concertina

This is very early Mertens-Kunst. Alfred Mertens started his manufactury in the 1930s. // Rareness: Quite rare, but you see...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Little Hans with Tiny Fly Agaric Mushrooms

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Mother Holle’s Lazy Daughter in Orange Dress (Golden Daughter)

This design is still influenced by the Art Deco style. A beautiful color scheme. This wall figure shows the story...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Stressed Out Hans in Luck with Pig on a Leash

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Brunette Mini Snow White with Longest Braid

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Saint Mary and Jesus on Blue Base

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in White Tights with Wolf (Arnheim Collection)

This fairy tale wood picture belongs to the Arnheim Collection a German soldier had sent to his children back home...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Fairylike Rumplestiltskin in Green Hoddie Dress (Rumpelstiltskin)

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 Little Star Money Girl with Bellflower Sleeve

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Good Daughter in Light Blue Dress (Mother Holle/Lazy Daughter)

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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Doll Mother with Pram and Braid

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 ☆ Most Beautiful Goose Maid in Blue Balloon Skirt (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

This design used to be very popular in the late 1930s and 1940s. Look at the beautiful color scheme, the...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Light Blue Frog King Princess with Waterfall Hair

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 ☆ Beautiful Yellow Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom

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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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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue Classic Sandman on Big Brown Base

Not the German TV-Sandman, that wasn't invented till the 1950s. This is a classic sandman, hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Fairy Child with Fly Agaric Mushroom Hat (Toadstool)

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow White Frog King Princess with Wide Crown

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Snow White with Crown and Green Dwarf

☆ After all this time - still one of the brightest highlights with its sun yellow and forest green plus...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Brother and Little Sister with Flying Skirts

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

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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1940er Mertens-Kunst ✧ Green Base Hanschen Klein with Green Hat

After the Second World War people got new hope and new quality material, too. This Colorful little Hans was very...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Slim Cinderella in Pale War Colors (2nd World War)

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 ☆ Kneeling Cinderella in Working Shoes (“Nr.6”)

This is a very rare Cinderella version, I have only seen it once so far. The girl is very earnest...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Hans in Luck in Pale War Colors (2nd World War)

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 ✧ Sailor Collar Boy on Rocking Horse

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snow White Dwarf Group on Black Base

Black is a hard "color", but it makes this wall figure more interesting. In the long run Mertens opted out...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Rumpelstiltskin with Yellow Cap (Rumplestiltskin)

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf and Red Bow Dress

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Lederhosen and Red Dot Bag

An old wood picture photographed in the new century! It's hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and a very engaging wall figure. Rare,...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Seven Ravens Sister in Short Orange Dress

Early Mertens-Kunst and very rare. Hand-painted on wood. Look at the delicate movement of this wall figure!
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Bitten Goose Maid on Green Base

I love the bright colors here! Colorful bases very often equal beautiful wall figures with Mertens-Kunst.
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1940s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Blond Girl with Red Bow and Bellflowers

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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1930er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Beautiful Red Winter Girl with Rabbit and Snow Base

An absolute early Mertens-Kunst highlight and so rare, too! I have only seen this one item so far.
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Tender Yellow Dwarf with Big Ladybug

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Walking Little Red Riding Hood in Colorful Dress

A very colorful and rare Little Red Riding Hood, it was produced just after the 2nd World War when quality...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Candle Angel as Christmas Tree Decoration

Faces are hard to paint, this one is so beautiful. The detailed Pixie cut and the pink flower add to...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Seven Ravens Sister in Yellow Dress

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Romper Suit and Red Shoes

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Black Bodice

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in Pale War Colors (2nd World War)

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 ☆ Slim Goose Maid in Pale War Colors (2nd World War)

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 ☆ Beautiful Red Night Watch Child with Stocking Cap

One of my favorites what with the fine face features, the orange red color scheme and the naked legs in...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Mother Holle on a Cloud (Golden Daughter+Lazy Daughter)

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 ☆ Hansel and Gretel Witch in Pale War Colors (2nd World War)

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 ✧ Summer Dwarf with Blue Flower and Ear of Grain (C52)

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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1950er Mertens-Kunst ✧ Happy Birthday Dwarf with Candle Cake

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 ✧ Gardener Dwarf with Wheelbarrow and Hat Bird

Gardeners used to be quite popular. There are Mertens-Kunst garden dwarfs with wheelbarrow or with watering can, with flower hat...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Happy Dwarf at Grape Harvest

This dwarf looks rather small compared to the grapes, each of them being almost as big as his hand. That...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Admiring Edelweiss Dwarf (B48 Gnom mit Edelweiß)

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 ✧ Traditional Light Blue Sandman with Yellow Bag

The very popular classic Sandman. First it was hand-painted, the later ones used early screen printing.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Mother Holle with Snow Village (Good/Lazy Daughter)

There ist an almost identical Mertens Mother Holle with blue head scarf, but I like this one more. Early Screen...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Tenderly Kissing Little Brother and Little Sister

☆ The most tender wall figure of them all with a just a little retreating enchanted brother.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Dwarf with Lute in Light Blue Hoodie

Wonderful colors and very photogenic. There are several Mandolino variations, this one is rather rare. Early screen print with much...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Winter Girl with Snowman and Frost (Seasons Series)

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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1940er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Frog King Princess with Hidden Gold Ball and Yellow Base

Another unique identifier here are the double puffy sleeves. Hand-painted on 3mm quality-plywood.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Large Seven Miles Boots Boy on Yellow Base

Hand-painted on wood with lots of varnish - and thick colors, too. That was typical for products right after World...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Star Money Girl with Giant Star (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

This is a beautiful color scheme that works most of the time: Light blue, yellow, red and white. This Star...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Frog King Princess with Coat Dress and Ermine Collar

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 ✧ Till Owlglass with Red Shoe Pompoms (Till Owlglass)

I have known three different Till Eulenspiegel by Mertens-Kunst so far. This one has a hook nose. It is early...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Non-Sleeping Sleeping Beauty with Pink Flower Dress and Small Flower Crown

I have known of seven differnt Sleeping Beauties by Mertens-Kunst so far. Three are wearing pink flower dresses, hence the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Aetherial Candle Girl in White Dress (Angel)

A breathtakingly tender color scheme with white, light blue and yellow. The girl looks like an angel at first sight,...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Balloon Skirt Cinderella with Grey Doves (B19)

This Cinderella comes with white and with grey doves. The one with the white doves is the most famous version....
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Blond Long Braid Cinderella on Brown Base (A70)

Beautiful color scheme and touching with the too big shirt and the patched up dress. Early screenprint.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Blue Spring Girl with Yellow Tulip (Seasons Series)

This wall figure belongs to the four seasons series by Mertens-Kunst, with a beautiful color scheme. A real highlight!
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Little Red Riding Hood with Flying Braids

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 ✧ Most Beautiful Snow White in Yellow Dot Dress

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Happy Dwarf with Huge May Bells (Lily of the Valley)

This is a fairy dwarf, must be, if you think how small he must be next to these May Bells....
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Confident Seventies Little Red Riding Hood in Frontal View (B3)

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Sleeping Beauty Touching the Spinning Wheel

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Hans in Luck with Green Flower Hat

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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1950er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snail Mail Dwarf with Trumpet (Wood Picture)

A rare motive and I have only known it by Mertens-Kunst so far.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Doll Mother with Cradle and Orange Red Colors

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 ☆ Dwarf with Giant Soap Bubble

Look at the bubbles: The baby pink lines make them shine! Very beautiful, very rare, very hand-painted!
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Kneeling Yellow Fairy with Fly Agaric Mushroom Hat

Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Naked Puss in Boots with Gun (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

Early Mertens-Kunst, the only naked Puss in Boots I know of. Great design, great work! Hand-painted on wood and rare.
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Dwarf with Yellow Hat and Watering Can

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 ☆ Puss in Boots with Red Vest and Yellow Eyes

One of the white Puss in Boots by Mertens and so beautiful: Look at the color scheme! Look at the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Struwwelpeter as Jumping Jack (Shock Headed Peter / Heinrich Hoffmann)

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Grey Dwarf with Blue Gentian

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 ☆ Seven Ravens Sister in Long Orange Dress

Early Mertens, rather rare, extremely beautiful. Hand-painted on wood and one of my favorites!
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Seven Ravens Sister on Grey Base

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Winter Dwarf with Squirrel and Pine Tree

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Dandelion Girl with Short Hair

Very rare and very beautiful, reflecting the spirit of the time. Look at the base: Most wood hangings had a...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Orange Green Dwarf with Stone and Violin (Fairy Tale Wood Hanging)

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood with Flying Braids and Black Vest

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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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Hanschen Klein with Brown Hat and No Base (German Lullaby / Kindergarten-Song)

"Hänschen Klein" is a German lullaby / Kindergarten song about Little Hans.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Screen Printed Sandman in Red Cape (BB10 Sandmännchen)

Sceen printed and rather rare. This is not one of the typical German TV Sandmen - we have two of...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst Spieluhr * “Weisst du wieviel Sternlein stehen?” with Moon Girl (B/75)

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Little Guy in the Woods with Smiling Toadstool (B/74)

The German Title is "Ein Männlein steht im Walde" and it is a riddle song. This wall figure belongs to...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Rumplestiltskin in Orange Hoodie (Rumpelstiltskin)

Early screen print on wood and rather rare. An unusual color scheme, but it's working: Orange hoddie, red sleeves, the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Seven Miles Boots Boy with High Collar and Feather Hat

I have known of two versions of this design so far, one has a yellow base and one has a...
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1970s MERTENS-KUNST Rapunzel with Red Hair Band and Tower

It is rather modern Mertens-Kunst and sceen printed, a rare motive.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ The Princess and the Pea in Blue Night Shirt

I have only known of one wooden wall figure showing this fairy tale (by Brothers Grimm), and you see it...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Summer Child with Beach and Orange Hat (Seasons Series)

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Doll Mother with Pram and Red Tunic

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 ☆ Dancing Doll Mother with Blond Braids

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Lazy Daughter with Short Ponytail (Mother Holle/Good Daughter)

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Blond Star Money Girl with Star Tail in Blue Skirt

There is also a version of this very design where the girl has red hair and a turquoise skirt. This...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Dwarf with Bird under Brown Fly Agaric Mushroom (C46)

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Snow White in Yellow Dot Dress with Hair Bow

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Powder Pink Sleeping Beauty with High Hair and Roses Tiara

Roses in her hair, roses on her dress seam: This is the Roses Sleeping Beauty. In the German name "Dornroeschen",...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blond Cinderella with High Hair and Broom

Nearing the 1970s, many Mertens-Kunst girls got beehive / high hair dos.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Good Daughter with Hair Band (Mother Holle/Lazy Daughter)

Siebdruck mit zusätzlicher Handbemalung, eher selten. Hier sind auch der Brunnen und das Spinnrad abgebildet, so kann man Goldmarie nicht...
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1960s MERTENS-KUNST Star Money Girl with Star Wreath Hair

In the 1960s many girls in Kindergarten or primary school dressed up as angels for the nativity play.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ West-TV Sandman with Cloud

Both West-TV Sandman and East-TV Sandman have existed since 1959.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Happy Puss in Boots with Blue Cape (B33)

This version was very popular, probably because it's so cheeky and engaging, screen-printed.
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Dancing Dirndl Spring Lambs

Totally unusual are these lambs in human bodies. Maybe it was a special order item, I have only come across...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Doll Mother with Head Scarf and Stairs ❒

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 ✧ Good Daughter with Red Hair (Mother Holle/Lazy Daughter)

Early screen print 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 ☆ Seven Raven’s Sister in Light Grey Dress

A beautiful and rare color scheme for the Seven Ravens by Mertens. Screen-printed with added hand-painting and rare.
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Lazy Daughter Wiping her Face (Mother Holle/Good Daughter)

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Gretel with High Hair and Heart Cookie (Hansel+Gretel)

One of my favourites, wonderful design with light colors. Not hand-painted anymore, screen print.
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1970s MERTENS-KUNST Happy Cradle Child with Red Canopy and Bird (German Lullaby / Kindergarten-Song)

The song is called "Schlaf Kindlein schlaf", meaning "Sleep my child, sleep".
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Light Blue Doll Mother with Pram and High Hair

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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1970s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Beach Girl with Ball and Cherry Hair Ties ❒

This is one of the first German Wall Figures I ever saw. That was back in 2014. I had totally...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue-Red Hansel and Gretel with High Hair (KHM 15)

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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1970s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Retro Goose Maid with Puffy Sleeves and Chicks

This is the most popular Mertens-Kunst wall figures of them all - that is my guess, but I have seen...
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel (Mertens-Kunst) ✧ Hansel and Gretel with Big Eyes

At the beginning of the 1970s, Original Bergischer Engel had been sold to the Mertens-Kunst manufacturer Alfred Mertens. From there...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Cute Dwarf with Birds and Fly Agaric Mushroom Hat

Toadstool colors have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of...
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The Children’s Songs Series by Mertens-Kunst

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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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ “Puenktchen” with Pump Trousers and Red Bow (Jumping Jack)

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

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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1960s + 1980s Mertens-Kunst ✧ The Old and the New Friendly Harlequin

I put them both on the wall so they almost face each other! The old one is my favorite, but...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Cute Girl with Kitten Shirt as Jumping Jack (2012 Miezi)

This figure is a design not yet drawn by Ute Mertens, the sole designer of the 1970s.
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