RAVI-KUNST

Ravi-Kunst was a 1940ies to 1960ies manufacturer of Wooden Fairy Tale Wall Figures located in Hamburg, in the north of Germany. Besides the Wall Plaques there were also very lovely jumping jack items being produced in what seems to have been not more than two decades. Ravi Kunst came up with motives of their own that you do not find among Hellerkunst or Mertens Kunst items, for example a weather prophet dwarf with a huge toadstool hat.

Christiane Dietz

1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ White Girl with Blond Braid and Cradle (M/29 Wiegenlied)

This wood picture was shipped to the USA in the last century, and in 2019 it came back home. Hamburg...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Goose Thief with Enraged Goose (M/17)

At first glance I thought this was Hans in Luck. But the label on the back says it's a mean...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Duckling with Lucky Clover and Umbrella (Wooden Wall Figure)

This wall figure belongs to the „cute animals“ - many manufacturers produced some of those. They never became that popular...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Black Cat with Feather Hat (Jumping Jack / Pull Figure)

Here you have a cornucopia of cuteness details that make you look twice: The small feather hat, the dress with...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Mother Holle with Frilly Bonnet and Heart Window (Fairy Tale Wood Figure)

This is a beautiful Mother Holle, just look at the details: The shadows on the frilly bonnet, the red duvet...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Dwarf with Chef Hat and Birthday Cake

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare. I am not absolutely sure it is Ravi-Kunst. Here the 4 that make...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Blue Dwarf with Belt Axe (Jumping Jack / Pull Toy)

Hand-painted on wood with thick colors and much varnish. The title „Wichtelmaennchen“ means a cute dwarf, but this cute dwarf...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom with Ears

A Smiling Fly Agaric Mushroom is a rare motive on Wooden Wall Figures. Ravi also did a version without mushroom-ears....
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Light Blue Sleeping Beauty with Azur Blue Sleeve

Early Ravi, rare, hand-painted on wood with varnish. Light blue with pink flowers - always a wonderful color scheme! And...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Standing Cinderella in Grey Dress (M/7)

Rare, hand-painted on wood. The colors fit poor Cinderella, the patched up dress, too.
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Little Girl with Chicks on Wide Meadow Base

Cute and rare. It was supposed to become a part of a children's coat rack. Hand-painted on wood with varnish.
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1940er Ravi-Kunst ✧ Pink Frog King Princess with Shawl Collar

Hand-painted on wood and rare. Wonderful color scheme with the golden items and the pink-white dress.
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Garden Girl with Black Bodice and China Hat

On the back is a label sticker with "Little Red Riding Hood", which is obviously a mistake. Or there was...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Goose Girl in Grey Blue Dress (M/13 Gänseliesel)

This version with the grey dress is rare. Later on Ravi's favourite became the radiant red and blue goose girl....
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Red Toddler with Flower Hat on Green Base

This seems to be of a Kindergarten series by Ravi. On each of them you see toddlers, not school children....
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Frog King Princess in Light Blue High Collar Dress

This is early Ravi-Kunst - why? Look at the back. You will see the little paper scrap, that is proof...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Sitting Cinderella with Red Fireplace

One of the Cinderella Series with Red Brick Stones. The Stones make a nice contrast in the color scheme. Hand-painted...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Seven Ravens Sister in Red Orange Dress

The Seven Raven sister is most often wearing red or orange - see older Hellerkunst or Mertens-Kunst versions. A nice...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Colorful Sandman with Red Turban

✧ Hand-painted on wood with varnish and nice thick colors. Rather rare with his turban and somewhat oriental appearance.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Weather Prophet Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom Hat

Very rare, hand-painted on wood, thick colors with varnish. Great color scheme with red, yellow and three shades of green....
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Rabbit Girl under Pinetree and Moon (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

Thinking about how fragile a child's soul can be, this motive is speaking of trust and quiet confidence. Holding this...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White with Dwarf Pair and Blessing Gesture

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. I like the high collar and the sleeves with the touch of orange. Early Ravi-Kunst...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom without Ears (Z/4)

Fly agaric mushrooms are very popular, and this one is breathtaking! The mushroom is smiling and he is 50% of...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Blue Rumplestiltskin Dancing by the Fire (Rumpelstiltskin)

Look at the fine lines and the shadows: Both are typical Ravi-Kunst and you will not find them on Mertens-Kunst...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom in his Arm

There are at least four different Ravi-Kunst dwarfs with the same color scheme: Light blue dwarf, red mushroom. Always works...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Gretel in Red Polka Dot Dress Pulling on Hansel’s Arm

EARLY RAVI, not too rare, hand-painted on wood. Gretel pulling her brother away from danger, a endearing idea.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Brown Hair

Early Ravi-Kunst, hand-painted on wood with varnish. There are other producers with Little Peter as a wall figure, but only...
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1950er Ravi-Kunst ☆ Single Handed Sailor Boy on Water Base

Wooden wall figures on water are rare, but they do exist. Kleur en Profiel and Mertens-Kunst did one, Hellerkunst even...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Red Pied Piper of Hamelin with Green Feather Hat (Rat Catcher)

Red clothes are typical of your average rat catcher, but the green hat is quite unique. Typical Ravi-Kunst haptics are...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Bowing Puss in Boots with Yellow Messenger Bag

Some of the Puss’s in Boots have a messenger bag, but more often than not, not! 😄
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White and Rose Red with Hidden Bear Prince

The fairy tale Snow White and Rose Red is rare among wooden wall figures. Here is the one by Ravi-Kunst,...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Goose Maid with Blue Head Scarf and Base (M/13 Gänseliesel)

One of the great success wall figures were the red-blue goose girls. First with, later without base. All of them...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Goose Maid with Red Head Scarf and Base (M/13 Gaenseliesel)

One of the great success wall figures were the red-blue goose girls. First with, later without base. All of them...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Kneeling Cinderella with Red Fireplace

Again the red brick stones, adding to the vivid color scheme. This wood picture was meant for a children's coat...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Little Tree Stump Boy with Black Raven

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Normally ravens are shown on wood pictures when depicting the fairy tale "The Seven Ravens".
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom (Toadstool)

Count the eyes! No joke, that really makes a big difference in German Wall Figures. Most are depicted in profile...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Shaggy Struwwelpeter / Shock Headed Peter (Heinrich Hoffmann)

✧ The classic Struwwelpeter in Ravi-Kunst style. Hand-painted on wood with varnish, rather rare.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Light Blue Dwarf with Big Candle

Very rare, hand-pained on wood. Candles on wall figures are almost always beautiful, but unfortunately rare, too.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Red Dwarf Telling off Cute Bunny

Hand-painted on wood with thick paint and a thick layer of varnish. A cute motive and rare, too.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White in Yellow Dress with Powder Pink Tunic

There are two versions of this Snow White, one with light blue tunic and one with light pink tunic. Both...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Dwarf in Bunny Wagon on Green Meadow

The bunny racer by Ravi-Kunst came in different versions. This one was supposed to be on top of a coat...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Toddler with Bib and Flower on Meadow Base

This seems to be of a Kindergarten series by Ravi. On each of them you see toddlers, not school children....
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Seven Miles Boots Boy on Green Base

This is rather early Ravi-Kunst. You can see the juggling dwarf on the back. And there is a base, which...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White in Yellow Dress with Light Blue Tunic

There are two versions of this Snow White, one with light blue tunic and one with light pink tunic. Both...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Little Brother and Little Sister with Short Blond Hair

Red, yellow and light blue are a pretty color scheme, add the fresh green and you have a spring feeling....
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Autumn Child with Shift and Umbrella (Seasons Series)

The big red umbrella makes a nice contrast to the autumn colors and the rain. Hand-painted, like everything by Ravi,...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Midsommer Night Children with Flower Wreaths (Seasons Series)

In Scandinavia people celebrate the Midsummernight. This wall figure is one of four, dedicated to the seasons. It is hand-painted...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Little Spring Fairy in Light Blue Dress (Seasons Series)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very endearing and very rare. It belongs to the four seasons series by Ravi-Kunst.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Winter Girl with Beanie and Snow Man (Seasons Series)

This is what I love about this one: It seems to be an original Ravi-Kunst design! Although Ravi always had...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Hans-Look-in-the-Air of the Struwwelpeter Book (Heinrich Hoffmann)

There are a couple of wall figures of the Struwwelpeter himself, but rarely any of the other "heroes" in that...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White with Kneeling Dwarf

No, this is not the only Ravi-Kunst Snow White! I have seen almost 10 different versions so far. They are...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Cradle Children with Bird and Red Base

A red base, that's rare. The color scheme's beautiful here, what with the yellow bedspread and the baby blue canopy....
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Mother Holle at Red Brick Stone Window

Once again, the red brick stones, adding some color to this Mother Holle design. You also find it in the...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Bremen Town Musicians with Red Brick Wall

Here we go again: Ravi-Kunst's red bricks! They are on the Cinderella fireplace and on Mother Holle's window (the modern...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Cute Little Red Riding Hood in Holland Shoes

This is a very unique identifier: I only know of one Little Red Riding Hood in Holland Shoes so far....
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Kneeling Cinderella with Braid Bun

This is a beautiful light blue dark blue color scheme, completed with Cinderella's blond hair. Hand-painted on 3mm plywood and...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Golden Daugter at Gold Gate (Mother Holle / Hulda)

What I like about Ravi-Kunst is that they sometimes show unusual details or scenes of the fairy tales. This is...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Seven Miles Boots Boy with Red Dot Bag

Polka dot accessories became popular from the 1950s, especially those with fly agaric mushroom colors like this one.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Leaf

I have known 9 different Ravi-Kunst Snow Whites so far. Which each new design came new variations of the dwarfs...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Bald Dwarf with Wheelbarrow and Fly Agaric Mushrooms

A rather grotesque dwarf, what with his naked head and his naked legs. Very unusual and very rare.
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1960s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Brave Little Tailor with Striped Socks

Ravi-Kunst added the striped socks, they loved to keep it a bit funny and playful. And they did each and...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Sack

I have known 9 different Ravi-Kunst Snow Whites so far. Which each new design came new variations of the dwarfs...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Lantern

I have known 9 different Ravi-Kunst Snow Whites so far. Which each new design came new variations of the dwarfs...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Grinning Snow White Dwarf with Axe

I have known 9 different Ravi-Kunst Snow Whites so far. Which each new design came new variations of the dwarfs...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Apple

I have known 9 different Ravi-Kunst Snow Whites so far. Which each new design came new variations of the dwarfs...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Flower

I have known 9 different Ravi-Kunst Snow Whites so far. Which each new design came new variations of the dwarfs...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Cheeky Music Dwarf with Lute and Yellow Shoes

Again, it's the typical Ravi-style with fluent lines and quite a bit of humor. There are lute dwarfs by Heller...
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1960s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Modern Goose Maid with Blue Head Scarf without Base (M/13 Gänseliesel)

One of the great success wall figures were the red-blue goose girls. First with, later without base. All of them...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Blond Hair

Maybe this is supposed to be Anneli, Peter's sister. Early Ravi-Kunst, hand-painted on wood with varnish. There are other producers...
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1950er Ravi-Kunst ✧ Friendly Blue Max Jumping Jack (Moritz HM/18)

Max and Motitz are the bad boys by Wilhelm Busch. Hand-painted on wood, a very sturdy pull figure. I love...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Red Blue Harlequin as 7-Parts Jumping Jack (HMD/1 Purzel)

Seven Parts is much for a Ravi-Kunst jumping jack. Normally you've got the body plus arms and legs. I have...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Dwarf with Toadstool Hat as Jumping Jack (“Pilzmaennchen”)

A lucky dwarf with the fly agaric hat and the lucky clover! Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and rare.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Crazy Yellow Duck with Headscarf (Jumping Jack)

This duck is a rather unique design, I have only seen it by Ravi-Kunst so far. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with...
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1950er Ravi-Kunst ✧ Little Dwarf with Yellow Hat (Jumping Jack)

All the jumping jacks by Ravi-Kunst had great quality! Each was hand-painted and had solid metal joints. I have not...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Blue-Green Mister Punch Clown (Jumping Jack HM/12)

This Mister Punch seems to have been quite successfull, Ravi produced it in different color variations. I like this one...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Creepy Mister Punch with Frilly Collar (Jumping Jack HM/13)

Ravi-Kunst is always hand-painted, but this one is so perfect it seems to have been a special order. His history:...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Red-Blue Mister Punch Clown (Jumping Jack HM/12)

This Mister Punch seems to have been quite successfull, Ravi produced it in different color variations. I like this one...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Blue Orange Mister Punch with Frilly Collar (Jumping Jack HM/13)

Sometimes you'll find little paper slips with numbers and letters on Ravi-Kunst's backsides, and they are really "googleable". Other producers...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Bunny with Chick Apron as Jumping Jack

It’s double cute: The bunny and the little chick on the apron. Hand-painted on wood with thick paint and varnish.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Cheeky Blond Girl as Jumping Jack

This wood figure reminds of happy girls in the 1950s and 1960s. The war years were over and the „Miracle...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Jumping Jack in Blue Butterfly Blouse (“Schelm”)

All the jumping jacks by Ravi-Kunst had great quality! Each was hand-painted and had solid metal joints. I have not...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Picture Frame with Ravi Jumping Jacks

All the jumping jacks by Ravi-Kunst had great quality! Each was hand-painted and had solid metal joints. I have not...
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