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

1950 German Wall Figure 23cm / Mertens-Kunst: “Hand-painted Hedgehog Mecki”

- It might be the Hoerzu-Mecki of the German TV-Magazine. - It might also be depicting the story of "The...
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1930s German Wall Figure 30cm / Mertens-Kunst: “Large Soap Bubble Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An unusually large wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. - There is a second soap bubble dwarf...
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1930s German Wall Figure 23cm / Mertens-Kunst: “Early 7-Miles-Boots Boy”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A middle version: The first 7-Miles by Mertens-Kunst were older, this is the first child....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎War Time Little Red Riding Hood / Mertens-Kunst 20cm

Mertens-Kunst couldn't order quaility plywood during the 2nd World War as easily as before. That means: The figures got smaller....
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1940s German Wall Figure 20cm / Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Key Fairy”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Unusual color scheme. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called...
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1930s German Wall Figure 22cm / Mertens-Kunst: “Early Lazy Daughter in a Shock”

- Brothers Grimm's Mother Holle / Hulda. (Pitchen Mary) - Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - One of the early Mertens-Kunst masterpieces....
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1930s German Wall Figure 18cm / Mertens-Kunst: “Early Waterfall Hair Thumbelina”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - One of the early Mertens-Kunst masterpieces. - Very simple works great when every line is...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Tender Mother with Waterfall Hair / Mertens-Kunst 20cm

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Cinderella 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Cinderella in Working Shoes / 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Balloon Skirt Cinderella with Grey Doves / 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:...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Long Braid Cinderella / Mertens-Kunst 19cm

- Beautiful color scheme and touching with the too big shirt and the patched up dress. - Early screenprint with...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Grey Cinderella / Mertens-Kunst

There are many different Mertens-Kunst Cinderellas, many of them having the same number. (A70 Aschenbrödel) Enter the following in the...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Cute Blue Vest Cinderella / Mertens-Kunst

There is a similar Mertens version with Cinderella raising her apron, only with red vest and red bun. Enter the...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Cinderella with very Long Legs / Mertens-Kunst

Where is the average harmony of Mertens-Kunst here? You never know, maybe the artist had a daughter growing too fast...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Cute Red Vest Cinderella / Mertens-Kunst

Look at her raising her apron! There is a second Mertens design where she does that, only with Blue Vest...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Cute Light Blue Cinderella without Base / 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red High Hair Cinderella with Grey Apron / Mertens-Kunst

BB 5 Cendrillon // Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Look at the put up braid, on top of her head. That's a...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎High Hair Cinderella with Broom / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. Look at the blond beehive do with the little red bows. And the broom is unusual, too:...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Solemn 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Flying Skirts Little Brother and Little Sister / Mertens-Kunst

This was the most popular Wood Picture by Mertens-Kunst. For more than 20 years it got copied and copied, with...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Kissing Little Brother and Little Sister / Mertens-Kunst 15cm

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, height 15cm. The most tender wall figure of them all with a just a little retreating...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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 /...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Pink Sleeping Beauty with High Hair / Mertens-Kunst #germanwallfigures

Roses in her hair, roses on her dress seam: This is the Roses Sleeping Beauty. In the German name "Dornroeschen",...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Cute Pink Cinderella with Big Head / Mertens-Kunst

Google the German Kindchenschema, it's history is like the German word Kindergarten. Big head means cuter, big eyes, too. But...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Fairy Child as Lucky Mushroom / Mertens-Kunst

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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1930er German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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 German Wall Figure ▶︎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
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Kneeling Fairy Child with Mushroom Hat / Mertens-Kunst

Toadstools have always been popular guests wall figures, sometimes they even were a big part of the motive or the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎White Moon Angel as Christmas Tree Decoration / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on wood. Faces are hard to paint, this one is so beautiful. The detailed Pixie cut and the pink...
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▶︎ KHM 24 Mother Holle

Also called Mother Hulda.
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mother Holle’s 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...
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1940er German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mother Holle’s 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...
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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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Haughty Frog Princess / Mertens-Kunst

Unfortunately, this wood picture has been painted over. Still the an unusual motive which I like a lot. ("Nr.9 Froschprinzessin")...
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1940er German Wall Figure ▶︎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
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Frog King Princess with Ermine Collar / Mertens-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Frog King Princess with Colorful Shift / Mertens-Kunst

There are more versions of this Red Frog Princess, but they were produced later and less detailed. This is the...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Orange Frog Princess / Mertens-Kunst #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Frog King Princess with Tiara / Mertens-Kunst

There were some years where Mertens-Kunst used a hand stamp without a frame. The stamp told about the product number...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Bitten Goose Girl on Brown Base / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎Cute Violet Mertens-Kunst Goose Girl #germanwallfigures

"Modern" designs by Mertens-Kunst: Those 1980s versions were the last ones produced by Mertens-Kunst. Ebay.de-Shop: maerchenholzbilder
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mertens-Kunst Goose Girl in Pastel Colors #germanwallfigures

I like the soft colors here: Baby pink, light blue and the soft yellow. Ebay.de-Shop: maerchenholzbilder
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Wide Cute Goose Girl on Green Base / Mertens-Kunst

Maybe it was bought for a little girl in the hospital back then. By a rich aunt - high quality...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Small 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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)...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Cinderella in Wartime Colors / Mertens-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎ Large Hand-painted Balloon Skirt Goose Girl / Mertens-Kunst

This design used to be very popular in the late 1930s and 1940s. Look at the beautiful color scheme, the...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎White Grey Puss in Boots with Cape / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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....
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Earnest Puss in Boots with Red Vest / Mertens-Kunst

One of the white Puss in Boots by Mertens and so beautiful: Look at the color scheme! Look at the...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Happy Black White Puss in Boots / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Haensel and Gretel with Pompon Shoes / 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Small Blond 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Violet Witch with High 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?...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Friendly Witch with Grey Cape / Mertens-Kunst

There is only one more Mertens witch with a shoulder scarf, and that's the 1980s one. After that, the era...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel with Leather Pants / Mertens-Kunst

An old wood picture photographed in the new century! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Blue Hansel and Gretel with High Hair / 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Mertens-Kunst Witch in Dull War Colors

Hand-painted on plywood, dull varnish. This is one of the pale wall figures produced during the 2nd World War. The...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Small 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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,...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Stressed Out Hans in Luck with Leash Pig

This Hans in Luck is full of questions: Why the thick non-quality wood? If it's a copy, who could copy...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Hat Waving Hans in Luck / 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎High Collar Hans in Luck with Fine Features / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Kneeling Pink Night Shirt Doll Mother with Moon / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Autumn Child with Orange Kite / Mertens-Kunst 21cm

Sceen-printed with additional hand-painting. This wood picture belongs to the seasons series by Mertens. ("B 53 Herbst" / Cradle with...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue Cradle Child with Sister / Mertens-Kunst 25cm

Early screen-print with added handwriting. ("C 12 Eia popeia"/ Logo Cradle with Cross) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Orange 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",...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Sparrow Boy in Blue Tunic / Mertens-Kunst 20cm

Copyright 1969, ready to start into Seventies fashion! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Charming 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!...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Sitting Night Shirt Doll Mother with Moon / 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Sun Child Girl in Light Blue Nightdress / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted White Dress Candle Girl / Mertens-Kunst

A breathtakingly tender color scheme with white, light blue and yellow. The girl looks like an angel at first sight,...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Mertens-Kunst Hanschen Klein on Green Base

Hand-painted on quality ply wood, delicate work. After the Second World War people got new hope and new quality material,...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hanschen Klein with Blue Bonnet Hat (Lullaby) / Mertens-Kunst

I've known of seven different wood pictures of "Little Hans" so far. This is a very cute one. Screen-print on...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mertens-Kunst – Hanschen klein with Green Leg Warmers

I have known six "Hänschen klein" by Mertens-Kunst. You have to take a close look to tell them apart. This...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Brown Hat Hanschen Klein without Base / 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...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Lullaby Night Forest Girl with Bunny / Mertens-Kunst

The German title is: "Weißt du wieviel Sternlein stehen?" Google the song-video! This is one of the most beautiful lullaby...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Beautiful 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...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Singing Girl with Cradle 21cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Hobby Horse Boy / Mertens-Kunst

The German title of this children's song is "Hoppe hoppe Reiter". There is also a blond rocking horse boy by...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Canopy Cradle Child without Base / Mertens-Kunst

(N34 Schlaf Kindlein schlaf) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique 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...
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1950er German Wall Figure ▶︎Enchanting Coat Dress Mary with Baby Jesus / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Turquoise Doll Mother with Black Hair / Mertens-Kunst

"Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf" is a German lullaby. This wood picture belongs to the lullaby-series by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue Doll Mother with High Hair 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Beach Boy with Orange Sun Hat / Mertens-Kunst

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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1970 German Wall Figure ▶︎Beach Girl with High Hair and Cherry Braids / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the first German Wall Figures I ever saw. That was back in 2014. I had totally...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Doll Mother in Red Tunic / Mertens-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Vintage 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Hair Doll Mother in Wide Dress / Mertens-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Series with Lullabies / 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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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Red Girl in Winter Costume / Mertens-Kunst

An absolute early Mertens-Kunst highlight and so rare, too! I have only seen this one item so far. Enter the...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Cradle Child with Light Blue Canopy / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1970er German Wall Figure ▶︎Indian Boy 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...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Saint Mary 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Doll Mother on the Stairs / Mertens-Kunst

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red 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...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎Pink Thanksgiving Girl / Mertens-Kunst #germanwallfigures

One of the few Mertens-Kunst wood pictures with lots of pink. And one of the cutest of them all! Enter...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Doll Mother in Yellow Dress / Mertens-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure 22cm / Mertens-Kunst: Blowflower Girl with Short Hair

- Very rare and very beautiful, reflecting the spirit of the time. - Look at the base: Most wood hangings...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Pink Annelie / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Blond Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon / 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon in Romper Suit

This design is unique among the Little Peter Wall Figures. It’s kept simple with simplicity’s full impact: A bright yellow,...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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:...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon in Dressing Gown / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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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...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Pied Piper of Hamellin without Base / Mertens-Kunst

Screen-printed on quality plywood. ("N 35 Rattenfänger / Catcher of Hamelin / La flute enchantee / Made in Western-Germany, Copyright...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mertens-Kunst Little Red Riding Hood with Flying Braids

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Slim Red Riding Hood with Yellow Basket / Mertens-Kunst

("Nr. 16 Rotkäppchen"+) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Red Riding Hood with Long Blond Braids / 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Red Riding Hood with Big Bonnet 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Glad Little Red Riding Hood in Frontal View / Mertens-Kunst

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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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Red Riding Hood with Metal Vest Clip / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Walking Little Red Riding Hood in Tights / Mertens-Kunst

This is one of the earliest Little Red Riding Hoods by Mertens-Kunst. Around 1960 it was very often copied in...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood with Black Bow / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with bright colors but matte varnish. I like the black bow and the basket with the cake....
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood on Flower Base / Mertens-Kunst

A very colorful and rare Little Red Riding Hood, it was produced just after the 2nd World War when quality...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Little Red Riding Girl with Wolf / Mertens-Kunst

This wood picture belongs to the Arnheim Collection a German soldier had sent to his children back home in 1942....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Shy Little Red Riding Hood with White Ribbons / Mertens-Kunst

There are several smaller Mertens wood pictures of Little Red Riding Hood, but this is the prettiest! Look at all...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood 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...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎Modern Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel + Gretel / Mertens-Kunst

The very last fairy tale designs by Mertens-Kunst. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called...
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▶︎ KHM 55 Rumpelstitskin

(Rumplestiltskin / Rumple in the Once TV series)
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Orange Mertens-Kunst – Rumpelstiltskin with Base

Early screen-print on wood and rather rare. An unusual color scheme, but it's working: Orange hoddie, red sleeves, the yellow...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Colorful Fire Rumpelstiltskin with Yellow Cap / Mertens-Kunst

An explosion of color: Just after the 2nd World War that's what Mertens-Kunst made! Quality material was available again, the...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mertens-Kunst – Rumpelstiltskin with Grey Hood 23cm

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. What helped a lot was Mr.Mertens having bought the manufactory „Original Bergischer Engel“. Mr.Mertens...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mertens-Kunst Rumpelstiltskin with Violet Hood 23cm

(Rumplestiltskin) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Fairylike Rumpelstiltskin / Mertens-Kunst

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

Little TV Sandman.
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Classic Sandman with Naked Legs / 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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....
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Red Sandman in Hoodie Cape / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎West German TV Sandman with Red Bow Tie / 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 (My Ebay.de-shop...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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 them...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Apple Snow White with Green Dwarf 25 cm / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. There is a very similar Mertens version with Snow White wearing a crown. Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Yellow Snow White with High Collar / Mertens-Kunst

After all this time - still one of the brightest highlights with its sun yellow and forest green plus Snow...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Dwarf with Floor Long Cap / Mertens-Kunst

I love the wall long hood end and the flared yellow trousers. A beautiful color scheme, very soft and harmonious....
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Snow White with Longest Braid / Mertens-Kunst

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Dwarf Group with Long Stocking Caps / Mertens-Kunst

Black is a hard "color", but it makes this wall figure more interesting. In the long run Mertens opted out...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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....
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Snow White with Light Blue Dwarf 17cm / Mertens-Kunst

Look at the wonderful color scheme! Look at the light blue dwarf as a contrast color to the yellow-white! Enter...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Mini Snow White with Long 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...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Violett Snow White with High Hair and Pearls / 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure 24cm ▶︎White Snow White with Pearl Hair / 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure 22cm ▶︎Blue Snow White with 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...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Blue Snow White with Longest Braid / 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...
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1970s German Wall Figure 21cm ▶︎Pink Snow White with Tiara / 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎ Hand-painted 7 Miles Boots Boy on Yellow Base / Mertens-Kunst

Hand-painted on wood with lots of varnish - and thick colors, too. That was typical for products right after World...
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1960s German Wall Figure 19cm ▶︎Small 7 Miles Boots Child with High Collar / Mertens-Kunst

I have known of two versions of this design so far, one has a yellow base and one has a...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎7 Miles Boots Boy with Yellow Hat / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique 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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 7 Ravens Sister with Longest Braid / 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:...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Orange Red 7 Ravens Sister with Braided Hair / Mertens-Kunst

Very beautiful and very rare. I love the color scheme and the serenity of this wood picture. Enter the following...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Classic Red White 7 Ravens Sister / Mertens-Kunst

One of the classic Mertens-Kunst highlights! I love the color scheme with the red-white dress, the blond put up braid,...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure 23cm ▶︎7 Ravens Sister with Necklace / Mertens-Kunst

In the 1970s Mertens-Kunst perfected screen-printing. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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....
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1980s German Wall Figure 22cm ▶︎Happy Light Blue 7 Ravens Sister / Mertens-Kunst

This wall figure shows us how much the times have changed: Compare it to the Mertens 7 Ravens Sister in...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue Star Money Girl with Head Star / Mertens-Kunst

After the Second World War, the Mertens Star Money Girls became cuter, the ethereal aspect got lost. This design has...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Star Money Girl with Star Hair Wreath / Mertens-Kunst ❒

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder) In the 1960s many girls in Kindergarten...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Mini 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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Brave Little Tailor with White Bow Tie / Mertens-Kunst

The huge scissors were an idea of Hellerkunst. Mertens-Kunst took their idea but made their design a bit different: The...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Lambs in Dirndl and Leather Pants / Mertens-Kunst

Totally unusual are these lambs in human clothes. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Unknown Yellow Teddy 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....
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▶︎ Till Owlglass + Munchhausen

(Till Eulenspiegel / Mölln)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Art Deco Till Owlglass 25cm / Mertens-Kunst

Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel him walk. And that elegance and...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Till Owlglass with Red Shoe Pompons 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Till Owlglass without Stocking Cap 24cm / Mertens-Kunst

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

- The Princess and the Pea (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids KHM 5 -...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Rose Red with Flower Wreath / Mertens-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Snow White with Flower Wreath / 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!...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎Modern Snow White and Rose Red with Vests / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1970er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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
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1960s German Wall Figure 23cm ▶︎Mertens-Kunst Rapunzel with Tower #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1960s German Wall Figure 23cm ▶︎Mertens-Kunst Princess and the Pea in Night Dress #germanwallfigures

I have only known of one wooden wall figure showing this fairy tale (by Brothers Grimm), and you see it...
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1960s German Wall Figure 22cm ▶︎Snow White and Rose Red with 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...
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▶︎ Wilhelm Busch

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Elated Dwarf with Blue Flower / Mertens-Kunst

At first glance it seems to be a blue diamond, shining and making the dwarf so happy, but it's a...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Birthday 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Garden Dwarf with Wheelbarrow 23cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Happy 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern and Cat 27cm / 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...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Stone Dwarf and Copy / Mertens-Kunst

The (great) copy is on the left side. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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)...
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1930s German Wall Figure / Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Dwarf in Snail Dialogue”

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue Mandolino Dwarf 22cm / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Kneeling Dwarf with Gentian / Mertens-Kunst

("Nr.64 Zwerg mit Enzian") Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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:...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Red 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
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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....
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎”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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Red 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....
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1950er German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Happy Mandoline Dwarf / Mertens-Kunst #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s Mertens-Kunst changed to screen-printing, first with additional hand-painting. Especially most of the edges were still colored by...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Concertina Dwarf / Mertens-Kunst

This is very early Mertens-Kunst. Alfred Mertens started his manufactury in the 1930s. Hand-painted on wood, like every Wall Figure...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Blue 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Soup 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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,...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎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...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Kneeling Ladybug Dwarf / Mertens-Kunst

A lovingly depicted scene, hand-painted and rare. The tennder dwarf reminds me of Albert Schweitzer's words: "I am life that...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Snow Tree Dwarf with Squirrel / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Singer Dwarf with Bird / Mertens-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure 21cm ▶︎Sleeping Mertens-Kunst Fence Dwarf #germanwallfigures

One of the early orange wood pictures, so beautiful. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Red 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...
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1980s German Wall Figure ▶︎Modern Dwarfs with Cute Animals / Mertens-Kunst

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

(Pull Toys / Figures)
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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