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.

1950s RAVI-KUNST Souvenir Sailor of the “SS USA” 18cm (Jumping Jack) #germanwallfigures

Die USL "SS USA" was a Transatlantic Passenger Liner between New York and Europe from 1951 onwards. Bremerhaven in Germany...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST High Collar Sandman Wood Picture HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Look at the great shape of this wood figure, and then imagine this: It was produced in...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST The Little Match Sticks Girl HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN #germanwallfigures

Hans Christian Andersen // "The girl with the matchsticks" // Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with shining varnish. Enter the following in...
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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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1950s RAVI-KUNST Kneeling Cinderella with Fireplace HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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 Kneeling Cinderella with Braid Bun HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

This is a beautiful light blue dark blue color scheme, completed with Cinderella's blond hair. Hand-painted on 3mm plywood. Enter...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Stove Cinderella 22cm Wood Picture HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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 Little Brother+Little Sister with Short Hair HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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 Light Blue Sleeping Beauty with Crown ❤️FAVORITE 22cm #germanwallfigures

Light blue with pink flowers - always a wonderful color scheme! And the gold of the tiny crown completes it....
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1960s RAVI-KUNST Red Haired Sleeping Beauty without Base VINTAGE ART #germanwallfigures

In the 1960s childlike facial features appeared on many fairy tale wood pictures. That meant a bigger head, large eyes...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Spring Fairy in Light Blue Dress GERMAN VINTAGE NURSERY #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very endearing. It belongs to the four seasons series by Ravi-Kunst. Enter the following in...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Mother Holle with Frilly Bonnet and Heart Window

This is a beautiful Mother Holle, just look at the details: The shadows on the frilly bonnet, the red duvet...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Mother Holle at Brick Stone Window GERMAN NURSERY #germanwallfigures

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 Golden Daugter with Gold Gate (Mother Holle / Hulda) #germanwallfigures

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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1940s RAVI-KUNST Frog King Princess in High Collar Dress #germanwallfigures

This is early Ravi-Kunst - why? Look at the back. You will see the little paper scrap, that is proof...
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1940er RAVI-KUNST Pink Frog King Princess with Shawl Collar #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood and rare. Wonderful color scheme with the golden items and the pink-white dress. Enter the following in...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Frog King Princess in Yellow Bow Dress FAIRY DREAM #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. (M/5 "Queen-Frog") Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to...
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1960s RAVI-KUNST Little Pink Frog King Princess HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Everything by Ravi-Kunst was handmade in Germany, they never got to screen-printing. I'd really like to know...
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1940s RAVI-KUNST Pale Blue Goose Maid on Green Base FAIRY TALE ART #germanwallfigures

This version with the grey dress is early Ravi-Kunst. Later on Ravi's favorite became the radiant red and blue goose...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Blue Goose Girl 22cm Nursery Decor HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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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1960s RAVI-KUNST Apron Goose Maid without Base GERMAN VINTAGE TOY #germanwallfigures

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 Bowing Puss in Boots 21cm Brothers Grimm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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1960s RAVI-KUNST Puss in Boots in Yellow Tunic 23cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Again the larger heads starting from the 1960s (childlike facial features, called Kindchenschema in Germany, and yes, it is a...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Hansel+Gretel with Pulled Arm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Early Ravi-Kunst, hand-painted on wood. Gretel pulling her brother away from danger, an endearing idea. Enter the following in the...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Relaxed Hansel and Gretel with Raven Witch FAIRY TALE #germanwallfigures

Look at Gretel's colors: They are bright yet soft. I like that and the fact that Gretel is allowed to...
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1960s RAVI-KUNST “Kindchenschema” Hans in Luck without Base #germanwallfigures

There is the first Hans in Luck by Ravi-Kunst with a base and a smaller face. Also, from the 1960s...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Hans in Luck with Stick+Green Beanie 22cm WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

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1950s RAVI-KUNST Hans in Luck with Stick+Red Beanie 22cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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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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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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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Rabbit Girl under Pinetree and Moon

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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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ White Girl with Blond Braid and Cradle

This wood picture was shipped to the USA in the last century, and in 2019 it came back home. Hamburg...
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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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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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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 ✧ The Little Haverman with Flowers and Sun (Theodor Storm)

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Theodor Storm wrote the story "Little Haverman" in 1849 for his own child. Later it became famous....
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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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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 ☆ 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 Midsummer Children with Flower Wreaths 20cm German Wall Figure HAND-PAINTED

In Scandinavia people celebrate the Midsummer Night. This wall figure is one of four, dedicated to the seasons. It is...
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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 ☆ 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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1960s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Little Boy with Rocking Horse and Feather Hat (B/F 5)

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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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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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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1950s RAVI-KUNST Pied Piper of Hamelin 24cm Rats HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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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1960s RAVI-KUNST Holland Shoes Little Red Riding Hood 22cm Holz-Deko #germanwallfigures

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 ✧ Blue Rumpelstiltskin Dancing by the Fire (Rumplestiltskin)

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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▷ Sandman (Hans Christian Andersen)

- Sandmännchen = Little Sandman (German TV) - Pittiplasch - Schnatterinchen
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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 Bremen Town Musicians with Brick Wall 24cm Wood Decor HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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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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1950er Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White in Power 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 Hair Band Snow White 25cm German Fairy Tale Nursery Decor HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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1950er Ravi-Kunst ✧ Snow White in 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 Bald Head Dwarf with Apple 14 cm Wood HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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 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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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 ✧ 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 ☆ 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 Brave Little Tailor 23cm HAND-PAINTED Wood German #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-quality-plywood. The huge scissors are perfectly painted! Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale, KHM 20. Enter the following in the...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Duckling with Lucky Clover and Umbrella

This wall figure belongs to the „cute animals“ - many manufacturers produced some of those. They never became that popular...
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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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▷ Wilhelm Busch etc.

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1960er RAVI-KUNST Max and Moritz 22+23cm Wood Art HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Wilhelm Busch's anti-heros. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my Online-Museum GERMANWALLFIGURES to discover more:...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Shaggy Struwwelpeter with Belt Fingers

✧ The classic Struwwelpeter in Ravi-Kunst style. Hand-painted on wood with varnish, rather rare. (Shock Headed Peter Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ☆ Hans-Look-in-the-Air of the Struwwelpeter Book

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 ✧ 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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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 ✧ 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 ☆ 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 ☆ 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 ✧ Blue Dwarf with Brushwood Broom

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. I like the old fashioned brushwood broom!
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Red Pipe Dwarf on Blue Base

Colorful bases are rarer than the normal brown ones. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Sleeping Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom

You do not really see it here, but this is a rather large wood picture by Ravi-Kunst. Hand-pained on wood...
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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 ✧ 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 ✧ 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 Bald Head Dwarf with Leaf 14cm Holz HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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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On the Go with Ravi-Kunst

Fairy Tale Wood Pictures having arrived in the new millennium.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Light Blue 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 ✧ Red 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 ✧ Blue 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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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 ☆ Black Cat with Feather Hat (Jumping Jack / Pull Figure) #germanwallfigures

Here you have a cornucopia of cuteness details that make you look twice: The small feather hat, the dress with...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Friendly Max (no Moritz) as Jumping Jack (HM/18) #germanwallfigures

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) #germanwallfigures

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 #germanwallfigures

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

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) #germanwallfigures

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 Apron Mister Punch in Blue Green (Jumping Jack HM/12) #germanwallfigures

This Mister Punch was produced it in different color variations. I like this one very much. Hand-painted on plywood. Enter...
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Blue Dwarf with Belt Axe (Jumping Jack / Pull Toy) #germanwallfigures

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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1950s RAVI-KUNST Lace Collar Mister Punch in Blue Red (Jumping Jack HM/13) #germanwallfigures

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 Apron Mister Punch in Blue Red (Jumping Jack HM/12) #germanwallfigures

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 Apron Mister Punch in Blue Orange (Jumping Jack HM/13) #germanwallfigures

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 #germanwallfigures

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 #germanwallfigures

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 “Schelm” in Blue Butterfly Blouse (Jumping Jack) #germanwallfigures

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 ☆ “Little Moon-Man” as Jumping Jack (HM/30) #germanwallfigures

A definitive Ravi-Kunst highlight! Rare and hand-painted on plywood. Plywood is used for wall figures in order not to get...
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