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 German Wall Figure ▶︎7-Miles-Girl in Overknees Boots / Mertens-Kunst (?)

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Pale Cinderella in Dull War Colors / Hand-painted / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Cinderella in Working Shoes / Hand-painted / Mertens-Kunst

The girl is very earnest und the doves’s position is unusual: On neck and knees. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Balloon Skirt Cinderella with Grey Doves / Hand-Painted / Mertens-Kunst

This Cinderella comes with white and with grey doves. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. ("No19 Aschenbrödel") Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Little Long Braid Cinderella 19cm / German Craft / Mertens-Kunst

Beautiful color scheme and touching with the too big shirt and the patched up dress. Early screenprint with added hand-painting....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Grey Cinderella on Green Base / Hand-painted / Mertens-Kunst

There are many different Mertens-Kunst Cinderellas, many of them having the same number. (A70 Aschenbrödel) Enter the following in the...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Cute Blue Vest Cinderella / Hand-painted / Mertens-Kunst

There is a similar Mertens version with Cinderella raising her apron, only with red vest and red bun. Enter the...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Cinderella with very Long Legs / Hand-painted / Mertens-Kunst

Where is the average harmony of Mertens-Kunst here? You never know, maybe the artist had a daughter growing too fast...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Cute Red Vest Cinderella / German Craft Art / Mertens-Kunst

Look at her raising her apron! There is a second Mertens design where she does that, only with Blue Vest...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Little Blue Cinderella without Base / Screen-printed / Mertens-Kunst

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

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Red Cinderella with Hair Wreath 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

BB 5 Cendrillon // Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Look at the put up braid, on top of her head. That's a...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Cinderella with Broom 22cm / Screen-printed / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Look at the blond beehive do with the little red bows. And the broom is unusual, too:...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Antique Pale Blue Little Brother and Little Sister / Mertens-Kunst

This is very early Mertens-Kunst, hand-painted on wood with varnish. Most of the first motives by Mertens had solemn faces...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Flying Skirts Little Brother+Little Sister 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

This was the most popular Fairy Tale Wood Picture by Mertens-Kunst. For more than 20 years it got copied and...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Kissing Little Brother and Little Sister 15cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, height 15cm. The most tender wall figure of them all with a just a little retreating enchanted...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Little Sister Embracing Little Brother / Mertens-Kunst

There are two similar versions of this loving duo: In the other one the sister is kissing Little Brother on...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Psychedelic Little Brother and Little Sister 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywoood. ("N 7 Brüderchen und Schwesterchen / Little brother and sister / Petit frere et petite soeur /...
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Modern Little Brother and Little Sister with Braids / Mertens-Kunst

"Modern Fairy Tales" by Mertens-Kunst: Those 1980s versions were the last ones produced by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in the...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Pink Sleeping Beauty with Sailor Collar / Mertens-Kunst

(B15) A red sailor collar! Might be the only one as far as wall figures go! I always imagine the...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Pink Sleeping Beauty with Waterfall Hair 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Early Mertens-Kunst had very long hair! This beautiful Sleeping Beauty version comes in red and powder pink. It was produced...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Blue Base Sleeping Beauty with Flower Crown 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

I have known of seven differnt Sleeping Beauties by Mertens-Kunst so far. Three are wearing pink flower dresses, I try...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Sleeping Beauty in Salmon Stripe Dress / Mertens-Kunst

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst made! Quality material was available again, the...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Pink Sleeping Beauty with High Hair / Mertens-Kunst

Roses in her hair, roses on her dress seam: This is the Roses Sleeping Beauty. In the German name "Dornroeschen",...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Cute Pink Sleeping Beauty with Tiny Crown 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

One of the pink Sleeping Beauties by Mertens-Kunst. They are all beautiful! This is the one with the small crown...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Fairy Child as Lucky Mushroom / Hand-painted / Mertens-Kunst

Very rare, very enchanting. Hand-painted on wood and a wonderfully done copy, too. I had looked for it for years...
More ...

1930er Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Blue Art Deco Fairy Child with Cowslip Flower / Mertens-Kunst

Which is the most beautiful of them all? Sometimes I don't know which of the early Art DecoWall Figures I...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎White Art Deco Fairy as Snowdrop Flower / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and very very pretty! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1940s Wooden Wall Figure ▶︎Overpainted Mary with Jesus and Halo / Mertens-Kunst

This is an unusual Mertens-Kunst item. The colors are very bright and thick and with a very shiny varnish. Plus...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Kneeling Fairy Child with Mushroom Hat / Mertens-Kunst

Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of the...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎White Christmas Tree Decoration Angel / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on wood. Faces are hard to paint, this one is so beautiful. The detailed Pixie cut and the pink...
More ...

▶︎ KHM 24 Mother Holle

Also called Mother Hulda.
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Slim Pitchen Mary in Orange Dress / Mertens-Kunst

This design is still influenced by the Art Deco style. A beautiful color scheme. This wall figure shows the story...
More ...

1940er Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Classic Mother Holle with Cloud / Mertens-Kunst

The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle with Goldmarie and...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Slim Golden Mary with Red Belt / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. A wonderful color scheme with light blue, yellow and a bit red. (Mother Holle...
More ...

1950s Märchen-Holzbild ▶︎Colorful Mother Holle with Orange Head Scarf / Mertens-Kunst

There ist an almost identical Mertens Mother Holle with blue head scarf, but I like this one more. Screen-print on...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ▶︎Mother Holle’s Lazy Daughter with Ponytail / Mertens-Kunst

The Mother Holle fairy tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle with Goldmarie and...
More ...

1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Golden Mary with High Hair / Mertens-Kunst

(Mother Holle / Hulda / Good Daughter / Bad Daughter / Pitchen Mary) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er...
More ...

1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mother Holle’s Good Daughter with Red Hair / Mertens-Kunst

Early screen-print on wood with added hand-painting, quite rare. The orange-red hair is rather unusual, combined with the red vest....
More ...

1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mother Holle’s Face Wiping Lazy Daughter / Mertens-Kunst

The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle with Goldmarie and...
More ...

1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Yellow Frog King Princess with Small Crown / Mertens-Kunst

Here we go again: Early Mertens equals beautiful most of the time. Very simple and very enchanting. Hand-painted on wood,...
More ...

1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Yellow Frog King Princess with Wide Crown / Mertens-Kunst

The Frog King Princesses by Mertens-Kunst came with different crowns. Even this very old yellow princess was available with a...
More ...

1940er German Wall Figure ▶︎Frog King Princess with Waterfall Hair 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

Many of the most enchanting wall figures were produced by Mertens-Kunst, and here you see again, why! Hand-painted on wood,...
More ...

1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Yellow Frog King Princess with Puffy Sleeves / Mertens-Kunst

I have known of three different versions of the Mertens-Kunst Frog King Princess. The elder ones have a simple all...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Haughty Frog King Princess in Yellow Dress / 27cm / Mertens-Kunst

Unfortunately, this wood picture has been painted over. Still the an unusual motive which I like a lot. ("Nr.9 Froschprinzessin")...
More ...

1940er Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Frog King Princess with Double Puffy Sleeves / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm quality-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Frog King Princess with Ermine Collar / German Craft Art / Mertens-Kunst

I think there's only one wooden wall figure with an ermine collar, not by Mertens-Kunst and not by other producers....
More ...

1950s Märchen-Holzbild ☆ Frog King Princess in Colorful Shift 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

There are more versions of this Red Frog Princess, but they were produced later and less detailed. This is the...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Orange Frog King Princess / Mertens-Kunst

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

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Frog King Princess with Tiara 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Bitten Goose Girl on Brown Base / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Cute Violet Goose Girl 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

"Modern" designs by Mertens-Kunst: Those 1980s versions were the last ones produced by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Goose Girl in Pastel Colors 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

I like the soft colors here: Baby pink, light blue and the soft yellow. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Colorful Little Goose Girl on Green Base 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

Maybe it was bought for a little girl in the hospital back then. By a rich aunt - high quality...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Goose Girl in Red Turtleneck / Mertens-Kunst

So small and simple, yet one of my favorites. There is an overall harmony in this wood picture, every little...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Goose Girl in Grey Dot Skirt / Mertens-Kunst

She's so pretty! I like the color scheme here, especially the red polka dots on the grey skirt! (A66 Gaenseliesel)...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Colorful Bitten Goose Maid on Green Base / Mertens-Kunst

I love the bright colors here! Colorful bases very often equal beautiful wall figures with Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pale Goose Girl in Dull War Time Colors / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
More ...

1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Blue Goose Girl with High Hair / Mertens-Kunst

This is the most popular Mertens-Kunst wall figures of them all - that is my guess, but I have seen...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Large Balloon Skirt Goose Girl 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

This design used to be very popular in the late 1930s and 1940s. Look at the beautiful color scheme, the...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Naked Puss in Boots with Gun / Mertens-Kunst

Early Mertens-Kunst, the only naked Puss in Boots I know of. Great design, great work! Hand-painted on wood and rare....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ White Puss in Boots with Red Vest 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

One of the white Puss in Boots by Mertens and so beautiful: Look at the color scheme! Look at the...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Puss in Boots in Blue Cape 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Haensel + Gretel with Pompom Slippers 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-print on 3mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. This is 1960s pure: Look at Gretel's cute dress, the little white scarf and...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blond Little Gretel with High Hair / Mertens-Kunst

One of my favourites, wonderful design with light colors. Not hand-painted anymore, early screen-print on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hansel and Gretel Witch with White Bonnet / Mertens-Kunst

This witch looks more creepy than the other Mertens-Kunst witches. Is it her finger gesture, the bonnet or the glasses?...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hansel + Gretel Witch in Grey Shoulder Scarf / Mertens-Kunst

There is only one more Mertens witch with a shoulder scarf, and that's the 1980s one. After that, the era...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Leather Pants 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

An old wood picture photographed in the new century! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Red Blue Hansel + Gretel with High Hair 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

With the new fashion coming up Mertens-Kunst changed all their wall figures's girls's hair do to high hair. Wow, that's...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Black Bodice / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on wood, with varnish and rare. This isn't one of the very simple versions: Look at Gretel's hands vanishing...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Small Hansel + Gretel Pair with Dot Scarfs / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Two Colored Mushrooms / Mertens-Kunst

I like the put up braid and Hansel hiding his gingerbread cookie. (Fly Agaric / Toadstool) Enter the following in...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Evil Witch in Dull War Time Colors / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on plywood, dull varnish. This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pale Hans in Luck in Dull War Colors / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Slim Hans in Luck with Delicate Face Features / Mertens-Kunst

A pretty little wood picture of Hans in Luck. He looks much younger here than on most of the other...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hans in Luck with Flower Hat 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

I have known 12 different Hans in Lucks by Mertens-Kunst so far. Only one of them has a green hat,...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hans in Luck with Tunic and Dot Seam / Mertens-Kunst

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

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Stressed Out Hans in Luck with Leash Pig / Mertens-Kunst

This Hans in Luck is full of questions: Why the thick non-quality wood? If it's a copy, who could copy...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hans in Luck Waving his Hat / Mertens-Kunst

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

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Dainty Hans in Luck with High Collar / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pink Evening Girl with Baby Doll / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Autumn Child with Orange Kite / 21cm / Screen-printed / Mertens-Kunst

Sceen-printed with additional hand-painting. This wood picture belongs to the seasons series by Mertens. ("B 53 Herbst" / Cradle with...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Light Blue Cradle Child with Pink Sister / 25cm / Screen-printed / Mertens-Kunst

Early screen-print with added handwriting. ("C 12 Eia popeia"/ Logo Cradle with Cross) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blue Ski Girl on White Base / Mertens-Kunst

A beautiful work, hand-painted on plywood and rare. The artist who created this design knew a lot about skiing, look...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Orange Single Handed Sailor Girl on Green Base / Mertens-Kunst

"This sailor girl is just great! And it's a girl for a change. And she's not melancholic but adventure seeking",...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Sparrow Boy in Blue Tunic 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

Copyright 1969, ready to start into Seventies fashion! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Red Winter Girl with Snowman / Mertens-Kunst

This wall figure belongs to the four seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. It is one of the cutest of them all!...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Good Night Girl with Red Doll / Mertens-Kunst

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...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Good Morning Girl with Sun 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Aetherial Candle Girl in White Dress / Mertens-Kunst

A breathtakingly tender color scheme with white, light blue and yellow. The girl looks like an angel at first sight,...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Large Hanschen Klein on Green Base 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on quality ply wood, delicate work. After the Second World War people got new hope and new quality material,...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hanschen Klein with Bonnet Hat (Kindergarten Song) / Mertens-Kunst

I've known of seven different wood pictures of "Little Hans" so far. This is a very cute one. Screen-print on...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hanschen Klein with Leg Warmers / Mertens-Kunst

I have known six "Hänschen klein" by Mertens-Kunst. You have to take a close look to tell them apart. This...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hanschen Klein with Brown Hat / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-print on 3mm-plywood. From the 1960s onwards Mertens-Kunst started to produce wood pictures without the brown base. Enter the following...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hobby Horse Boy with Newspaper Hat / Mertens-Kunst

You can divide the motives of the children's wood pictures era in "fairy tale/no fairy tale". It's like WALMART with...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pine-Tree Girl 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

The German title is: "Weißt du wieviel Sternlein stehen?" Google the song-video! This is one of the most beautiful lullaby...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Spring Girl with Yellow Tulip / Mertens-Kunst

This wall figure belongs to the four seasons series by Mertens-Kunst, with a beautiful color scheme. A real highlight! Enter...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Duckling Lake Girl in Short Dress / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Singer Girl with Cradle 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hobby Horse Boy in Striped Shirt / Mertens-Kunst

The German title of this children's song is "Hoppe hoppe Reiter". There is also a blond rocking horse boy by...
More ...

1970s Märchen-Holzbild ☆ Cradle Child with Red Canopy / Mertens-Kunst

(N34 Schlaf Kindlein schlaf) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Hobby Horse Boy with Sailor Collar / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on wood an very rare. The early Mertens-Kunst faces were indeed more earnest, which you can see on this...
More ...

1960er Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Black Doll Mother with Hair Wreath / Mertens-Kunst

"Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf" is a German lullaby. This wood picture belongs to the lullaby-series by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blue Doll Mother with Pram 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Beach Child with Orange Hat / Mertens-Kunst

This wall figure belongs to the four seasons series by Mertens-Kunst. The giant hat reminds me of the giant yellow...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Beach Girl with Cherry Braids 24cm / Mertens-Kunst ❒

This is one of the first German Wall Figures I ever saw. That was back in 2014. I had totally...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Doll Mother in Red Tunic 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Porridge Girl with Stove / Mertens-Kunst

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Dancing Doll Mother with Braids / Mertens-Kunst

Die Puppenmütter bzw. „Puppenmütterchen“ von Mertens-Kunst entwickelten sich über 6 Jahrzehnte, von den schlichten Entwürfen der 1930er Jahre bis zur...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Princess with Lace Collar 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Night Watch Boy with Ear Warmers / Mertens-Kunst

I've known three different little night watch boys by Mertens-Kunst so far. One has the ear muffs and two of...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Doll Mother with Cradle 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Charming Blond Girl with Red Bow + Flowers / Mertens-Kunst (?)

Hand-painted on wood and rare. Look at the fine features, it is high quality work. I have only known this...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Pictures ☆ The Children’s Songs Series / Mertens-Kunst

There are many Mertens-Kunst Wood Plaques depicting children's songs. These are showing themes from the songs "Ein Männlein steht im...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Bunny Girl in Red Winter Coat / Mertens-Kunst

An absolute early Mertens-Kunst highlight and so rare, too! I have only seen this one item so far. Enter the...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Cradle Child with Light Blue Canopy / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1970er Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Indian Child with Tipi Tent / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Saint Mary and Jesus on Blue Base / Mertens-Kunst

This is an early Madonna wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. In later decades, the faces became bigger and Mary’s face became...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Agnes from Belgium with Goose / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Doll Mother with Head Scarf and Stairs / Mertens-Kunst ❒

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Night Watch Child with Blue Cap / Mertens-Kunst

One of my favorites! I love the colors and the fine lines! Look at his delicate face! He seems so...
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pink Thanksgiving Girl with Hat 29cm / Mertens-Kunst

One of the few Mertens-Kunst wood pictures with lots of pink. And one of the cutest of them all! Enter...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Yellow Doll Mother with Blue Wheel Pram / Mertens-Kunst

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blond Dandelion Girl in Red Dress / Mertens-Kunst

Very rare and very beautiful, reflecting the spirit of the time. Look at the base: Most wood hangings had a...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Red Night Watch Child with Stocking Cap / Mertens-Kunst

One of my favorites what with the fine face features, the orange red color scheme and the naked legs in...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Red Dots 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

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

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon in Romper Suit 19cm / Mertens-Kunst

This design is unique among the Little Peter Wall Figures. It’s kept simple with simplicity’s full impact: A bright yellow,...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Blue Dots 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

Look at their faces! Hand-painting also means that no face is like the other! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
More ...

1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Art Deco Pied Piper of Hamelin in Red Overalls / Mertens-Kunst

The early Mertens-Kunst Pied Pipers were very elegant and slim and very art deco. Here you also see the reduced...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pied Piper of Hamellin without Base 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed on quality plywood. ("N 35 Rattenfänger / Catcher of Hamelin / La flute enchantee / Made in Western-Germany, Copyright...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Red Riding Hood with Flying Braids 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

This was a very popular Mertens-Kunst design. There is a similar one where the vest is not black but blue,...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Slim Red Riding Hood with Yellow Basket / 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

("Nr. 16 Rotkäppchen"+) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blond Little Red Riding Hood with Longest Braids 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Red Riding Hood with Bonnet + Wolf 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the many Mertens-Kunst Little Red Riding Hoods and maybe the cutest one. Screen-print on wood with...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Colorful Little Red Riding Hood with Flying Braids 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst produced! Quality material was available again, the...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Glad Little Red Riding Hood in Frontal View 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

A definitive post-war Little Red Riding Hood, not earnest and frightened any more. She’s just happy. Even the wolf looks...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in White Tights 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the earliest Little Red Riding Hoods by Mertens-Kunst. Around 1960 it was very often copied in...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ All Red Little Red Riding Hood with Black Bow 18cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with bright colors but matte varnish. I like the black bow and the basket with the cake....
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Small Little Red Riding Hood with Blue Shoes 19cm / Mertens-Kunst

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

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Walking Little Red Riding Hood on Flower Base 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

A very colorful and rare Little Red Riding Hood, it was produced just after the 2nd World War when quality...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Red Riding Hood with White Tights + Wolf / Mertens-Kunst

This fairy tale wood picture belongs to the Arnheim Collection a German soldier had sent to his children back home...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Curtsying Little Red Riding Hood w Puffy Sleeves 19cm / Mertens-Kunst

There are several smaller Mertens wood pictures of Little Red Riding Hood, but this is the prettiest! Look at all...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pale Little Red Riding Hood in Dull War Colors 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel, Gretel + Witch / Mertens-Kunst

The very last fairy tale designs by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

▶︎ KHM 55 Rumpelstitskin

(Rumplestiltskin / Rumple in the Once TV series)
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Orange Rumpelstiltskin with Base 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Early screen-print on wood and rather rare. An unusual color scheme, but it's working: Orange hoddie, red sleeves, the yellow...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Colorful Rumpelstiltskin with Yellow Cap 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst made! Quality material was available again, the...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Fire Rumpelstiltskin with Grey Hood 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Rumpelstiltskin with Violet Hood 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

(Rumplestiltskin) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Fairylike Rumpelstiltskin in Green Hoddie Dress / Mertens-Kunst

Very very rare and unusual too. It is a wonderful shade of green and I love the contrasting white sleeves....
More ...

▶︎ Sandman

Little TV Sandman.
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Classic Sandman with Naked Legs 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

Not the German TV-Sandman, that wasn't invented till the 1950s. This is a classic sandman, hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Light Blue Sandman with Shoulder Sack 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is a classical traditional sandman, not the two German TV-Sandmen that came later in the 1950s....
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Sandman in Blue Star Cape 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed on 3mm,plywood. This is one of the last sandman designs by Mertens-Kunst NOT showing the TV-Sandman. After that, they...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Red Sandman in Hoodie 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Cloud Sandman with Bow / Mertens-Kunst

Both West-TV Sandman and East-TV Sandman have existed since 1959. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Bremen Town Musicians on Yellow Base / Mertens-Kunst

I like the yellow bases, they are so friendly. Most bases were brown, and later Mertens didn't even use them...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Apple Snow White with Green Dwarf 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. There is a very similar Mertens version with Snow White wearing a crown. Enter the...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Snow White with Crown and Green Dwarf 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

☆ After all this time - still one of the brightest highlights with its sun yellow and forest green plus...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Light Blue Snow White Dwarf with Long Hood / Mertens-Kunst

I love the wall long hood end and the flared yellow trousers. A beautiful color scheme, very soft and harmonious....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Most Beautiful Snow White 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

This is the Snow White of the White-Yellow-Dress-Series with the most details, adding to its beauty. It has the long...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Snow White with Longest Braid 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

This is very early Mertens-Kunst and hand-painted on wood. The motive was very popular, and other manufacturers copied it! This...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Colorful Dwarf Group on Black Base / Mertens-Kunst

Black is a hard "color", but it makes this wall figure more interesting. In the long run Mertens opted out...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Snow White with Hair Bow 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

One of the Snow Whites in yellow-white dress. This one has a yellow hair bow to boot, the others don't....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Little Belly Bow Snow White 17cm / Mertens-Kunst

Look at the wonderful color scheme! Look at the light blue dwarf as a contrast color to the yellow-white! Enter...
More ...

1930s Märchen-Holzbild ☆ Small Snow White with Longest Braid 12cm / Mertens-Kunst

Mertens-Kunst also did several birthday wreaths with mini figures on them, this Snow White might have been meant for one...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Violett Snow White with Pearls and High Hair / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ White Snow White with Pearl Hair 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

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

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blue Snow White with High Hair 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Light Blue Snow White with Longest Braid 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Pink Snow White with Tiara 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blue Green Seven Miles Boots 23cm / Mertens-Kunst ❒

In old times it was a dream to travel fast, nowadays we have planes and trains and cars. And we...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Large 7 Miles Boots Boy on Yellow Base 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on wood with lots of varnish - and thick colors, too. That was typical for products right after World...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Small 7 Miles Boots Child with High Collar 19cm / Mertens-Kunst

I have known of two versions of this design so far, one has a yellow base and one has a...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ 7 Miles Boots Boy with Yellow Hat / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Boy in Red Seven Miles Boots 20cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ 7 Ravens Sister in Short Orange Dress / Mertens-Kunst

Early Mertens-Kunst and very rare. Hand-painted on wood. Look at the delicate movement of this wall figure! Enter the following...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ 7 Ravens Sister with Longest Braid 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

Early Mertens, rather rare, extremely beautiful. Hand-painted on wood and one of my favorites! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Orange Red 7 Ravens Sister with Braided Hair Do / Mertens-Kunst

Very beautiful and very rare. I love the color scheme and the serenity of this wood picture. Enter the following...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Slim 7 Ravens Sister in Yellow Dress / Mertens-Kunst

I love this one so much. It is beautiful and so simple in style and color scheme. Hand-painted on wood...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Orange Red 7 Ravens Sister with Open Hair / Mertens-Kunst

Look at the raven she's holding! Look at how he looks at you! Beautiful and rare. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Red 7 Ravens Sister with Hair Wreath 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

One of the classic Mertens-Kunst highlights! I love the color scheme with the red-white dress, the blond put up braid,...
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Seven Ravens Sister with Head Scarf / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Seven Ravens Sister with Necklace 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Cute 7 Ravens Sister in Light Grey Dress / Mertens-Kunst

A beautiful and rare color scheme for the Seven Ravens by Mertens. Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood with added hand-painting and rare....
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Happy Light Blue 7 Ravens Sister 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

This wall figure shows us how much the times have changed: Compare it to the Mertens 7 Ravens Sister in...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Star Money Girl with Head Star and Brown Base / Mertens-Kunst

After the Second World War, the Mertens Star Money Girls became cuter, the ethereal aspect got lost. This design has...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Star Money Girl with Highest Star / Mertens-Kunst

This is a beautiful color scheme that works most of the time: Light blue, yellow, red and white. This Star...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Blue Star Money Girl with Star Tail / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. There is also a version of this very design where the girl has red hair and a...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Star Money Girl with Mushrooms + Hair Wreath / Mertens-Kunst ❒

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild In the 1960s many girls in Kindergarten or primary school dressed up...
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Cinderella, Star Money Girl, Frog King, 7 Miles Boots / Mertens-Kunst

These were the last fairy tale wood pictures produced by Mertens-Kunst. All of them screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Kneeling Little Star Money Girl / Mertens-Kunst

Go ahead and enter „tights“ in my search top right, you will find a Mertens-Kunst Little Red Riding Hood with...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Brave Little Tailor with Shoulder Scissors / Mertens-Kunst

The huge scissors were an idea of Hellerkunst. Mertens-Kunst took their idea but made their design a bit different: The...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Dancing Dirndl Lambs on Meadow Base / Mertens-Kunst

Totally unusual are these lambs in human clothes. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Yellow Red Teddy Bear with Dog and Umbrella / Mertens-Kunst

I wonder where this motive comes from. Maybe there is a book or comic series that I don't know of....
More ...

▶︎ Till Owlglass + Munchhausen

(Till Eulenspiegel / Mölln)
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Most Elegant Till Owlglass with Stocking Cap 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel him walk. And that elegance and...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Till Owlglass with Red Shoe Pompoms 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

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

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Till Owlglass with Short Hood 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

▶︎ More Fairy Tales

- The Princess and the Pea (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids KHM 5 -...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Rose-Red with Flower Wreath 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. (Snow-White and Rose-Red) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Snow-White with Flower Wreath 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Flowers in her hair, flowers in her hand and flowers to her feet! This early Mertens-Kunst didn't do things half-heartedly!...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Red Princess and the Pea 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with shining varnish. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Rapunzel with Tower 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ The Princess and the Pea in Night Dress 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

I have only known of one wooden wall figure showing this fairy tale (by Brothers Grimm), and you see it...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Snow White + Rose Red with Evil Dwarf each 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

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

▶︎ Wilhelm Busch

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Max and Moritz at their Bridge Prank / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Elated Dwarf with Blue Flower + Ear of Grain / Mertens-Kunst

At first glance it seems to be a blue diamond, shining and making the dwarf so happy, but it's a...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Yellow Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom / Mertens-Kunst

Here we have a Mertens-Kunst masterpiece. Simple but with great details: Look at the color shades and the locks of...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Birhtday Dwarf with Candle Cake / Mertens-Kunst

Very rare and beautiful. That is especially because of the candle light. There are only very few wall figures showing...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Garden Dwarf with Wheelbarrow 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Lucky Clover Dwarf in Pale War Colors / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The colors were applied very thinly...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Grape Harvest Dwarf 26cm / Mertens-Kunst

This dwarf looks rather small compared to the grapes, each of them being almost as big as his hand. That...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern and Cat / 27cm / German Craft / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting on 4mm-plywood. A high qualitiy version, even the wood is thicker than usually. ("Mertens-Kunst / 5,35...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Stone Dwarf and Copy 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

The (great) copy is on the left side. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Orange Edelweiss Dwarf 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

I like the color scheme of red and orange. The edelweiss is painted very accurately and fits the whole solemn...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Umbrella Dwarf with Weather Frog 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

There are two very similar versions of this motive: On one, you see both eyes of the dwarf (front view)...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Red Dwarf in Snail Dialogue / Mertens-Kunst

How to you communicate with a snail almost your own size? He seems to be shouting, but we’ll never know!...
More ...

1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Naked Legs Dwarf in Red Hoodie Dress / Mertens-Kunst

One of the absolute highlights of German Wall Figures. Hand-painted, dainty, a motive in movement. Be very careful if you...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Light Blue Mandolino Dwarf 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Pictures ☆ Colorful Irisette Advertising Dwarfs / Mertens-Kunst

"Auch die Heinzelmännchen schlafen in Irisette" is printed on the back. It means, that the gnomes too are sleeping in...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Kneeling Dwarf with Blue Gentian / Mertens-Kunst

("Nr.64 Zwerg mit Enzian") Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1970s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Modern Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom / Mertens-Kunst

Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of the...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ German Lullaby Toadstool Dwarf / Mertens-Kunst

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:...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Happy Guitar Dwarf 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

One of the earlier dwarfs, look at the fine lines! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Happy Dwarf with May Bells / Mertens-Kunst

This is a fairy dwarf, must be, if you think how small he must be next to these May Bells....
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Colorful Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern / Mertens-Kunst

I love this guy! This figure generates so many good feelings: As all German children I went with my lantern...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ “Serenate” Dwarf with Song Book / Mertens-Kunst

Frontal view, showing both eyes, is rather rare on fairy tale wood pictures. I think the profile view is easier...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Gardening Dwarf with Digitalis Purpurea / Mertens-Kunst

This plant is poisonous, but harmless on a wood picture! I love the shade of blue in the hat and...
More ...

1930s Märchen-Holzbild ☆ Large Lucky Clover Dwarf / Mertens-Kunst (?)

There is no producer name on the back and the wood is non-quality-wood. The motive however was created by Mertens....
More ...

1950er Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Snail Mail Dwarf with Trumpet / Mertens-Kunst

A rare motive and I have only known it by Mertens-Kunst so far. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Happy Mandoline Dwarf / Mertens-Kunst

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

1930s Märchen-Holzbild ☆ Concertina Dwarf with Flared Trousers / Mertens-Kunst

This is very early Mertens-Kunst. Alfred Mertens started his manufactury in the 1930s. Hand-painted on wood, like every Wall Figure...
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Dwarf under Brown Fly Agaric Toadstool / Mertens-Kunst

There only seems to be one Mertens-Kunst Wall Figure with a dwarf under a brown mushroom, so the title is...
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Cute Dwarf in Fly Agaric Mushroom Outfit / Mertens-Kunst

Toadstool colors have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Music Dwarf with Song Book / Mertens-Kunst

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Soap Bubble Dwarf / Mertens-Kunst

Look at the bubbles: The baby pink lines make them shine! Very beautiful, very rare, very hand-painted! Enter the following...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Concertina Dwarf with Tree Stump 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-quality-plywood. I love this shade of orange! And the whole color scheme here, too. Look at the accordion,...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Watering Can Dwarf with Yellow Hat / Mertens-Kunst

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst produced! Quality material was available again, the...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Gentian Dwarf with Flared Trousers / Mertens-Kunst

Look at his beautifully wide clothes, the bellflower shaped cape, the flared trousers. And a pretty color scheme, too. Enter...
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Yellow Dwarf with Ladybug / Mertens-Kunst

A lovingly depicted scene, hand-painted and rare. The tennder dwarf reminds me of Albert Schweitzer's words: "I am life that...
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Dwarf with Squirrel and Snow Tree / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1960s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Sleeping Fence Dwarf 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

One of the early orange wood pictures, so beautiful. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
More ...

1950s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Orange Stone Dwarf with Fiddle / Mertens-Kunst

Orange is a color that Mertens-Kunst did not use very often. Here it is part of a beautiful color scheme....
More ...

1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture ☆ Mandrake Dwarf 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

It says Alraune on the back, which is mandrake in English. Still I don't get why this dwarf is a...
More ...

1980s Fairy Tale Wood Pictures ☆ Modern Dwarfs with Butterfly, Squirrel, Fox + Birds / Mertens-Kunst

The most popular one was the dwarf with his hat in fly agaric mushroom colors! Enter the following in the...
More ...

▶︎ Jumping Jacks

(Pull Toys / Figures)
More ...

1960s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Harlekin “Puenktchen” with Bow Tie Collar / Mertens-Kunst

One of the earlier jumping jacks, one of the most endearing ones. I think it was not designed by Ute...
More ...

1960s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Leather Pants “Hans” / German Craft Art / Mertens-Kunst

In the late 1960s big eyes became popular. Mertens-Kunst catched on quickly, as they always did. This cute little guy...
More ...

1950s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎”Gretel” with Red Bow / German Craft Art / Mertens-Kunst

One of the early jumping jacks by Mertens-Kunst: Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and with metal joints. Enter the following in the...
More ...

1950s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Classic Struwwelpeter / German Craft Art / Mertens-Kunst

Rare and with a nice color scheme. This jumping jack belongs to the first ones by Mertens-Kunst. They still used...
More ...

1970s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎ Nice Green Moritz with Checkered Trousers / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
More ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *