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

1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Yellow Duck with Lucky Clover and Umbrella (TF/5 Entlein) (5)

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 ✧ Mother Holle with Frilly Bonnet and Heart Window (5)

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 (5)

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 ✧ Dwarf with Belt Axe as Jumping Jack (HM/31 Wichtelmaennchen) (3)

Hand-painted on wood with thick colors and much varnish. The title „Wichtelmännchen“ means a cute dwarf, but this cute dwarf...
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1940s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Dwarf on Smiling Fly Agaric Mushroom with Ears (Z/4) (5)

A Smiling Fly Agaric Mushroom is rare as a motive on Wooden Wall Figures. Hand-painted on wood with varnish, a...
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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 ✧ Green Base Goose Girl in Grey Blue Dress (M/13 Gänseliesel)

Frequency, Technique, Specials: In this color scheme rather rare, hand-painted on wood, the green base in this very shape is...
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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 ✧ Little Spring Fairy in Light Blue Dress (Seasons Series) (5)

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 ✧ 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 Orange Red Dot Dress

VERY RARE, HAND-PAINTED ON WOOD. The Seven Raven sister is most often wearing red or orange - see older Hellerkunst...
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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 (4)

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 Smiling Fly Agaric Mushroom without Ears (Z/4) (5)

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 ✧ 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 BASE are rare, but they do exist. Hellerkunst did them, Kleur en Profiel, too. This...
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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 * Kneeling Cinderella with Red Fireplace

Again the red brick stones, adding to the vivid color scheme.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Glad Snow White Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom

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 ✧ 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 ✧ 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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1960s RAVI-KUNST Cute Little Red Riding Hood in Yellow Holland Shoes

This is a very unique identifier: I only know of one Little Red Riding Hood in Yellow Holland Shoes so...
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1960s RAVI-KUNST Brave Little Tailor with Huge Scissors

🇬🇧 Ravi-Kunst added striped socks, they loved to keep it a bit funny and playful. And they did each and...
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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 ✧ Freundlicher Blauer Max ohne Motitz als Hampelmann (HM/18 Max)

Handgemalt auf Holz, mit einer satten Farbschicht und Firnis. Eher selten und sehr stabil gearbeitet, wie alle Hampelmänner von Ravi-Kunst....
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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 ✧ Crazy Headscarf Duck as Jumping Jack

A funny motive, I have only seen this at Ravi-Kunst so far. Hand-painted on wood with thick varnish.
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1950s Ravi-Kunst ✧ Creepy Red Blue Mister Punch as Jumping Jack (HM/13 Kasper Punch)

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 ✧ 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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