GALLERY

Here you find all the German Wall Figures of this website, more than 1000 different ones:


1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Short Trousers and Dark Witch

Very unusual what with the witch's dark skin and colorful hat. Great work, look at the children's eyes! I don't...
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1940s Ilse Schneider ☆ Brave Little Tailor with Flat Iron (Brothers Grimm HKM 20)

I have known this wood picture for only a short while. Almost all Brave Little Tailors got the scissors, but...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Beautiful Golden Daughter with Balcony (Mother Holle)

It makes you think of Mother Holle, that's the first person who springs to mind. But it must be Mother...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ Jesus and Mary with Knee Long Hair and Halo

I have only seen this one item with this very Mary on it. She's so beautiful. It could be a...
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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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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ African Girl with Bast Skirt and Hair Bow (Jumping Jack)

Very rare, I think it's the producer with the protruding pupils, the color is layed on very thickly and shiny...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Rain Children with Red Cape and Big Umbrella

These beautiful rain children were hanging in the old nursery of Dr.Reiner Muehlbach (born in 1935), together with a whole...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Singing Dwarf with Music Sheet and Bird (A/45 Zwiegesang)

Red-blue-blue: A typical Hellerkunst color scheme. The blue of the bird equals the blue of the shoes, providing harmony.
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Walking Little Red Riding Hood in White Tights

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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1930s Wrangel ✧ Haenschen Klein with Fine Features (German Lullaby)

A fragile wood picture that has been through a lot, what with the damaged hat and walking stick and the...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Blue Bow Shoes Mother with Cradle Baby

On very thick plywood, 6mm, four layers! It was given to a sick child in 1952, but I think it...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Woodcutter Dwarf with Tree Stump

This is a rare wall figure by Edelholz Freiberg. I have never seen this woodcutter before. The colors are very...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Magnificent Large Sleeping Beauty with Throne and Pillow

This is a large and wide wall figure! We have throne and a pillow, too. In the 1970s Heller produced...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ Shot Put Dwarf in Tunic Dress

A very unusual motive on unusual wood: 6mm-plywood, twice as thick as usual! The metal triangle on the back was...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Colorful Hansel and Gretel with Polka Dots

In spite of the foreboding 1930s: Ilse Schneider's wall figures almost always came in bright colors, in good times and...
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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 Edelholz Freiberg ☆ Warning Candle Child in White Dress (Ore Mountains)

This wooden wall figure got many likes on my Instagram account! It's a precious and rare motive by Edelholz Freiberg.
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Brave Little Tailor with Sword (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

This is a very early wall figure by Original Bergischer Engel. It's hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and with many details.
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The Story of Hedi Duell (1904 to 1982) ❒

Just after the Second World War Hedi Duell had to earn money to support her two little sons Willi and...
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1970s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Modern Dwarf on Fly Agaric Mushroom (B 1146 Zwerg mit Pilz)

Toadstools have always been popular guests on fairy tale wood pictures, sometimes they even were a big part of the...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ September Boy with Sail Boat and Waves (Months-Series)

This Wood Picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Month’s Series (try to say that three times very fast). Most of the 12...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Little Single Handed Sailor Girl in Orange Dress (Wooden Wall Figure)

"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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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Dwarf with Mouse King / Rat King (“Hoher Besuch“)

A very rare wall figure and hard to give a title to. Hellerkunst stamped „Hoher Besuch“ on the back, translating...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Freezing Snow Dwarf with Broken Shoes (Square Wood Picture)

This is a square wood picture by Hellerkunst and on its back someone wrote (believe it or not) a shopping...
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1940s Grossmann ☆ Snow White in Wide White Dress (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

Many of the early fairy tale wall figures were very wide, mostly because of the beautiful wide dresses. Over the...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Dwarf in Snail Dialogue (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

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 Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Frog King Princess with Wide Crown

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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Hellerkunst Snow White Display ✧ Created by Elisabeth from the USA

A typical question about wall figures is: "What do you do with them?" Well, it’s in the name, you just...
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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 Hobby Craft by Hedi Duell ☆ Seven Ravens Sister in Turqouise Dress

Check out this beautiful turquoise, combined with gold (crown and belt) and the black of the Ravens: One of the...
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1950s Graupner (Graubele) ✧ Max and Moritz as Calendar Holder

Those craft calenders were very popular in the middle of the last century! Daddy got one, sister got one, granny...
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1940s Zaandijk (?) ☆ Colorful Children with Hair Bow and Concertina (Wooden Wall Figure)

The back of this motive says "Holland", but the manufacturer's stamp is not readible anymore. I only know of two...
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1930s Wrangel ☆ Red Star Money Girl with Raised Star (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

The Star Money girl holding one star in her hands, that was a beloved motive. They were similar designs by...
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1950s Drei Tannen Olbernhau ☆ Mother Holle at the Window with Pointed Roof

This producer has a very unique style - how to put it? Colorful and round! Let’s not start with the...
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1930s Ilse Schneider (?) ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Red Nightcap

There are only two main colors and only three basic objects here: Cap, nightshirt and moon. And still you get...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Children in Romanian Folk Clothing (Wood Figures)

Drawing faces is hard. More often than not, leaving lines out is the most harmonious move. Look at the non-existing...
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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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1930s Niedersachsen ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Scared Eyes (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

Every time had their very own Hansel and Gretel faces. Even before the beginning of the Second World War the...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Star Money Girl with Head Star on Brown Base (Fairy Tale Wall Figure)

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 Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Red Frog King Princess with Knitted Belt (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

This is a rather small wall figure and one of the early ones of this producer. Look at the poor...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Green Witch and House

The sickly green face says from the start: This is no nice woman, although she plays the part. Most pre-war...
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1940s Grossmann ☆ Hoodless Dwarf with Butterfly and Bell Flower

What makes this Grossmann dwarf different from the other Grossmann dwarfs? At first glance I thought it was the beard,...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Old Pomeranian Couple with Spinning Wheel (Wooden Wall Figure)

Like the Swabian Dirndl Girls this wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Dancing Girls in Traditional Swabian Costumes (Wooden Wall Figure)

Like the Old Pomeranian Couple his wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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1950s Graupner ☆ Little Night Watch Boy with Owl

German Babyboomer children might have a homely feeling with this figure. We have a tradition of walking in the dark...
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1950s Grossmann ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Witch and Large Tree

The early Grossmann wall figures are fragile, and I love that! Look at the details! My online museum isn’t really...
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1930s Münchner-Kunst ☆ Cinderella on Checkered Tiles (Date Christmas 1941)

A date on the back of a antique wall figure is very valuable - it helps to tell when a...
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1950s Unknown Producer ☆ Mecki with a Cold and a Bottle of Rum (Hedgehog Mascot of TV Magazine Hoerzu)

I don't know anything about the producer of this Mecki, too bad, because it is fantastic work! Look at the...
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1930s Gerheina ☆ Blue Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom

One of the typical Gerheina Dwarfs: Enter "Gerheina" in the search top right and compare the bases! If you hold...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Light Blue Snow White Dwarf with Floor Long Hood

I love the wall long hood end and the flared yellow trousers. A beautiful color scheme, very soft and harmonious....
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1930s Handi ☆ Grumpy Apple Dwarf with Patched Up Hood

This is a great work by Handi. I have only known very simple designs of this producer so far. What...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Flute Dwarf with Stone plus Perfect Kindergarten Copy

On the right side the original, left side the copy. Both are hand-painted on wood. The copy belonged to a...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Barefoot Dancing Girl with Crown in her Hand (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

Many early Hellerkunst figures were very fragile: Only one small leg connects this dance girl with the base! Hand-painted on...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Powder Pink Sleeping Beauty with Waterfall Hair

Yes, early Mertens-Kunst had very long hair! This beautiful Sleeping Beauty version comes in red and powder pink. Both are...
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1930s Erika Bartels ☆ King Trushbeard with Haughty Princess

Look at the princess’s short jacket: The long sleeves with the yellow silk lining, then the earrings and the thread...
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1970s Graupner ☆ Cute Hansel and Gretel with Big Heads and Flower Base

This wooden wall figure seems to scream: „1970s!!!!“ It is a beautiful work, especially for a hobby craft item! The...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Weather Dwarf with Umbrella and Frog in Profile View (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

There are two very similar versions of this motive: On one, you see both eyes of the dwarf (front view)...
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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+1960s Muenchner-Kunst ✧ Little Brother and Little Sister on Heart Base

The wall figures by Muenchner-Kunst got smaller over the decades. The designs became simpler, too: Look at the feet of...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Colorful Irisette Dwarfs (Advertising)

"Auch die Heinzelmännchen schlafen in Irisette" is printed on the back. It means, that the gnomes too are sleeping in...
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1980s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Seven Ravens in Modern Version (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

This wall figure shows us how much the times have changed: Compare it to the Mertens 7 Ravens Sister in...
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1960s Graupner ☆ Happily Waving Little Red Riding Hood

This is a happy Little Red Riding Hood of the second decade after the war. With the 1950s the „economic...
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1960s Münchner-Kunst ☆ Snow White and the 7 Economy Dwarfs (Fairy Tale Wall Figure)

How do you paint a small Snow White figure with all seven dwarfs in no time? Count the caps, they...
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1950s Graupner (Graubele) ☆ Max and Moritz Collecting May Beetles (5326)

Look at the details: Wonderful! The shadows on the clothes, on the meadow, even on the on the paper bags....
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1940s Muenchner-Kunst ✧ Gretel with Braid Bow and Gingerbread Cookie Base (Hansel and Gretel)

This is special about Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder: 1. They used very thick wood with 0,5cm thickness. 2. They used water colors and...
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1960s GDR / Ore Mountains ✧ Frogking Princess with White Gloves

A rather unusual Frog King, the princess is wearing gloves and her dress reminds a bit of underwear. I like...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Ungrateful Dwarf with Pile of Gems (Snow White and Rose Red)

This looks like a high quality producer’s work, just look at the fine lines, the color scheme, the overall harmonious...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Blue Fairy Child Flying on A Leaf (“Gilbhard”)

This motive speaks of tenderness and lightness and freedom. It is hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare.
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1960s Drei Tannen ☆ Pittiplatsch der Liebe of GDR TV

Platsch means splash, so his English name could be Pittisplash. He was a TV character in the then GDR and...
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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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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Mary’s Child with the Heaven’s Keys (C/6)

A very rare motive belonging to a hardly known fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It is one of the...
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1940s Kleur en Profiel (?) ✧ Dwarf Pair with Umbrella and Reading Material

I am not sure about the producer, but enter „Kleur en Profiel“ in the search! Don’t you think, it’s the...
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1940s Graupner (Graubele) ✧ The Seven Swabians (5065)

Don't fear the rabbit: That is the message of this fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Most things you fear...
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1950s Grossmann ☆ Night Watch Dwarf in Green Coat (Wooden Wall Figure)

For German children, there is a comforting feeling about this wall figure. The warm light und thick coat reminds of...
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1960s Graupner ☆ Cheeky Donkey Mufti (TV Magazine “Bild und Funk” Mascot)

This wall figure always makes me smile, it’s so cheeky. A fine hobby work. Hand-painted on wood with varnish.
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Blue Snow Dwarf with Little Bunny

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Very beautiful and very rare. The tender protectiveness of the dwarf and the cold snow...
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Frankfurt Toy Fair 1948 ☆ The Stall of Original Bergischer Engel (Wooden Wall Figures)

This picture is such a treasure: You can see Johanna Witkop and her father, Josef Witkop. She was the founder...
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1950s Graupner (Graubele) ✧ Brown Brave Little Tailor with Hands in his Pockets (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

Look at the back! Almost 80 years ago someone did us a favor and glued the original color template on...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ Bonnet Witch in Dark Colors (Hansel and Gretel)

This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic idea does not always work,...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ Hansel and Gretel in Dark Colors

This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic idea does not always work,...
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1940s Graupner (Graubele) ✧ Couple with Apple Basket in Round Frame

A black frame, that is unusual. Graupner templates came with a color scheme, but I have not seen it for...
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1920er H.Paulmann Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Hansel and Gretel

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920".
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1920s H.Paulmann Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Snow White

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920".
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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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1920s Unknown Producer ☆ Dutch Children with Guitar and White Bonnet

An unusually early and elaborate wall figure. Look at the details and the shadows! Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snow-White with White Flower Wreath (Snow-White and Rose-Red)

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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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Red Sleeping Beauty on Thorn Base

What a great idea,o make the base a thorn. Very beautiful, very rare. Hand-painted on wood. It was really expensive,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Till Owlglass with Red and Green Leg (Till Eulenspiegel)

Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel him walk. And that elegance and...
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1930s Kleur en Profiel (?) ☆ Snow White in Yellow Coat Dress (Arnheim Collection)

This is a wall figure of the Arnheim Collection, hand-painted on wood, a highlight and extremely rare. A German soldier...
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1930s Graupner (Graubele) ☆ Tender Madonna Mother as Frame Craft Work (9302)

Very rare and proof that there were hobby craft fretwork templates for this motive, too. The grey spotted areas had...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Blue Dwarf under Fly Agaric Mushroom Umbrella with Root

A very unique wall figure, the torn out mushroom along with its root. Hand-painted on wood, with varnish, definitly a...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Red Gray Pied Piper of Hamelin with Belt Pouch (Rat Catcher)

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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1930s Graupner Graubele (?) ☆ Viking Blacksmith with Anvil and Sword

A hobby work item, maybe made from a fretwork template by early Graupner, hand-painted on wood.
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in Dark Dress with Grey Apron

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, a definitive highlight of early German Wall Figures. The series face is typical of Ilse...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Light Blue Thumbelina in Red Flower

Someone must have been protecting this wall figure all these years. I only know of this one item so far...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Large Blue Seven Miles Boots on Green Base ❒

In old times it was a dream to travel fast, nowadays we have planes and trains and cars. And we...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Sunflower Mother in Blue Dress

This is the softer and cuter version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers. Enter „sunflower mother“ in the search to compare...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Snow White with Apple and Green Dwarf (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

There is a second early Mertens Snow White in yellow and green with two tiny differences: Snow White is wearing...
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1930er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Yellow Frog King Princess with Small Golden Crown

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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1930er Mertens-Kunst ☆ Slim Little Brother and Little Sister in Pale Blue Dress

This is very early Mertens-Kunst, hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare, a real museum piece. Most of the...
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1930s Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Little Girl with Red Ribbon Lamb Toy

The 1930s Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder had large wall figures and a matte finish. My guess is that they developed into Münchner-Kunst...
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1930s Unknown Producer with Triangle Stamp ✧ White Eyed Miller with Stubborn Donkey

I can't decipher the words on the stamp. I'd really like to know the name of this producer. Hand-painted on...
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1930s Wrangel ☆☆ Art Deco Hansel und Gretel with Gingerbread Cookies

Hand-painted on wood, a wonderful piece of work, one of my favorites. Look at the color scheme, too!
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1930s Holsten ✧ Crying Frog King Princess Sitting on the Well (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

Very unusual: A Frog King Pincess and you can't see her face. Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare.
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1930er Wrangel ☆ Red Frog King Princess on Blue Base

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Enchanting in its simplicity and beauty.
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Lucky Dwarf in Pale War Colors (2nd World War)

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 Mertens-Kunst ☆ Art Deco Fairy Child with Cowslip Flower

☆ Which is the most beautiful of them all? Sometimes I don't know which of the early Art DecoWall Fi...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Early Large Goose Maid on Green Base

Look at the base: The size and the color are very unusual! This is a Magda Heller masterpiece with the...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Colorful Hansel and Gretel in Folklore Blouses

Who knows this producer? There is no sign on the back, yet I know about 10 differnt motives by them.
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Yellow Candle Angel Cleaning a Star

An engaging motive once you've got figured out what the angel is doing here. I like the beautiful color scheme...
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1930er Ilse Schneider ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Anneli’s Doll

Hand-painted on wood and rare. Again a proof, that Ilse Schneider, after having worked for Hellerkunst for several years, developed...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Hans in Luck with Page Hair Cut on Green Base

The first Hans in Luck by Hellerkunst and rather rare. Hand-painted on wood with varnish.
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1930s Graupner (Graubele) ✧ Christmas Tree with Two Parts (Wooden Fretwork Template 8982)

A very early fretwork template by Graubele, later called Graupner. There were two fretwork pieces that had to be put...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Art Deco Mother in Orange Blue Coat Dress (Madonna)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, rare in this version. These mothers/madonnas were very popular in the first part of the...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Slim Star Money Girl in Light Blue Star Dress

Hand-painted on wood, rare and beautiful. One of the simplest versions in color scheme and style. It has no or...
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1930er Ilse Schneider ✧ Blue Star Money Girl with Golden Stars

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very rare. This is a wall figure by Ilse Schneider. She had first worked for...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Happy Dwarf with Red Red Poppy

He makes you smile, doesn't he? Ilse Schneider again having an idea of her own. She had worked for Hellerkunst...
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1930s Zumpfe ✧ Large Yellow Snow White with Streched out Hands

Hand-painted on wood, rare. There is a "WH" on the back, most likely refering to a part of Dresden: "Weißer...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Blond Sweep Boy with Red Scarf

Do you happen to know the manufacturer‘s name? It is undecipherable. It is high quality though, look at the details:...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Little Red Riding Hood with Coat Dress and Brown Base

I tried to capture the wonderful haprics of this wall figure. The wood, the thick paint layer and shining varnsih......
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Long Braid Cinderella with Raised Dove

No size zero in the 1930s. Hand-painted and rare, a wall figure with inner movement. Cinderella tenderly holding a dove....
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Slim Cinderella in Light Blue Dress (With Date Christmas 1939)

☆ Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare. The dedication on the back says "Christmas 1939". A piece of...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Seven Ravens Sister on Grey Base

There are two basic Hellerkunst versions of the Seven Ravens: The standing little sister and the kneeling little sister. Enter...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Red Seven Miles Boots Boy

This is a small kid on a large base. It is unusual to have a Hellerkunst wall figur being more...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Little Red Riding Hood with Coat Dress and Yellow Base

This version with the yellow flower base is very rare. Hand-painted on wood with varnish. You have to check twice...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Solemn Lantern Dwarf in Red Hoodie

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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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ The Six Swans with Light Blue Sister (Brothers Grimm KHM 49)

Very rare, hand-painted on wood. The color scheme is so so beautiful, using different shades of blue.
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Brown Dwarf with Giant Strawberry on Green Base

This is one of my favorites, I love the color scheme and the giant Strawberry! It is hand-painted on wood...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Little Girl with Wide Skirt and Bouquet

The producer Hosenmatz did to much of everything, and that is great: Too much paint, too much varnish, too thick...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Frightening Hansel and Gretel Witch with Green Bonnet

This Hellerkunst witch is the most frightening one I know as far as wooden wall figures are concerned. It seems...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Girl with Story Telling Dwarf (“Once upon a time”)

Children love stories and they love loving people. Nothing has changed there. On this beautiful wall figure the dwarf seems...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Brunette Candle Girl in Red Dress (Candle Child)

Beautiful simplicity. The extremely reduced color scheme, the young child's belly - this all adds to the fact that Hellerkunst...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Blond Art Deco Mother with Raised Child

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very rare in this version. The motive mother with Baby / Madonna was quite popular...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Short Hair

This is the early version of Peter and Annelie. Both have short hair. Enter "Hellerkunst Peter" in the search, then...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Slim Hansel and Gretel in four Blue Shades

Very early Hellerkunst. Check out the blue base, the simplicity, the color scheme with different shades of blue. That is...
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1930er Hellerkunst ☆ Blond Star Money Girl with Three Stars (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

This is one of the very first German Wall Figures I ever saw. Which is still shocking to me, because...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Hessian Dirndl Children with Sunflower

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. It is an early version of separate Hellerkunst dirndl children and rare. Look at the...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Goose Maid on Big Brown Base

At the beginning, the Hellerkunst wall figures were larger and also had a larger base. Hand-painted on wood with varnish.
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1930s Goldi ✧ Brown Cinderella on Red Bow Base

Hand-painted on wood with thick colors and varnish. I like the simple color scheme with the two shades of red....
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Red Dwarf with Man High Walking Stick

Ilse Schneider had first worked for Hellerkunst and then started to design her own wooden wall figures. She also wrote...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Thanksgiving Children in Orange Dresses

☆ The little girls with the huge Thanksgiving wreath - that adds to the beauty of this wall figure. Color...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Large Slim Cinderella on Thick Wood

Almost 0,8 cm thick wood, that is very unusual for German Wall Figures, normally the wood is 0,3 cm thick....
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Evil Snow White Queen with Magic Mirror

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. A very unusual motive, Snow White's evil stepmother with the mirror!
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1930s Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Boy and Dog on Checkered Base

Hand-painted on wood with no or very matte varnish. The checkered two colored base is rather unusual for a German...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Hugging Little Brother and Little Sister

This is such a tender wall figure! And it is wondrous how Magda Hella managed to draw a slim silhouette...
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1930s Kinderwelt Lindau-Bodensee ✧ Tiny Seven Miles Boots Runner on Multicolored Base

Such an endearing little peace of vintage art craft, the boy having his hands in his pockets while running. Hand-painted...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue Red Saint Mary and Baby Jesus with Halos

This is an unusual Mertens-Kunst item. The colors are very bright and thick and with a very shiny varnish. Plus...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Kneeling Blue Girl with Yellow Flower

I like the tiny details of this wall figure: Look at the flowers on the dress and on the meadow...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Dainty Hans in Luck with Red Scarf

There are two interesting things on the back: The price was 2,50, either Rentenmark or Reichsmark back then. And they...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Cinderella with very Long Legs

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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1930s Pfeil (?) ✧ Kneeling Blue Cinderella on Black Base (Fairy Tale Wood Picture)

A black base, that is very unusual. And the open mouth, that is unusual, too. Not the fact that it...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Beanie and Striped Skirt

An unusual cutie, or have you ever seen a Little Red Riding Hood with a beanie? The striped skirt is...
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1930s Wrangel ☆ Snow White with Hair Band and Bellflower Dress

The bellflower dress - what a lovely idea. Adding to the white-blue color scheme are the golden bands in her...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Orange Snow White Dwarf with Lantern

Naked and pointy knees - that's how you can summarize the specialty of the early Hellerkunst Snow White dwarfs. They...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Old Music Dwarf with Fiddle and Red Shoes

The first Hellerkunst music dwarfs still remind of the Art Deco style. There were four instruments they came with: Flute,...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Blueberry

Wieder einer der frühen Schneewittchen-Zwerge, ich sage nur: Nackte Beine mit spitzen Knien! Nein, auch die Blaubeere bzw. Heidelbeere muss...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Snowdrop Fairy with Flower Hat

Angels and fairies are very sought after motives, especially if they are as wonderful as this wood picture! Hand-painted on...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Pregnant Snow White with Longest Braid

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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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Little Singer at Six Ravens Fence

Many of the early wooden wall figures told little stories: Try and describe all the details of this little scene...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Little Brother and Sister on very Thin Wood

This wall figure is hand-painted on only one layer of wood, not three as usual. There is a producer stamp...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Shocked Ski Girl with Yellow Scarf

Many of the first wooden wall figures were very fragile. The part with the fretwork art was as important as...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Red Hoodie Dwarf with Blue Gentian

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. I love the simple color scheme and the fine lines of the gentian.
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Early Snow White with Put up Hair and Moved Dwarfs

Look at the dwarfs on this very early Hellerkunst wall figure: The tender faces and body language speak volumes. They...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ☆ Rose Red with Red Flower Wreath (Snow White and Rose Red)

This is very beautiful very early Mertens-Kunst. I first had only the Snow White going with this set and was...
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1930s Gerheina ✧ Shy Dwarf King with Scroll

The Gerheina figures have a matte finish. I do guess there is a coat layer, it is easier to tell...
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1930s Gerheina ✧ Dwarf Protector with Broken Sword

This one is actually called Zwergenbeschützer = Dwarf Protector. All Gerheina Dwarfs have an unusual green-black base. Hand-painted on wood...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Red Lucky Dwarf with Giant Clover

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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1930s Pavillon ✧ Collection of 7 German Wall Figures

Look at the moon figure in the middle, it’s Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon. Then enter „Ilse Schneider Moon“...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Hanschen Klein with Fly Agaric Lamella Mushrooms

„Hanschen Klein“ is the most famous German lullaby. I am not sure if mothers still sing it, but back then,...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Little Girl with Giant Pillow

This is a "garage sale" find! I have never it before and I guess it is mom's little helper rather...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Earnest Little Red Riding Hood with Low Basket

I just entered „basket“ in the search top right. This basket IS quite low and I wouldn’t trust it with...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Dwarf with Red Dot Hat and Concertina

This is very early Mertens-Kunst. Alfred Mertens started his manufactury in the 1930s. // Rareness: Quite rare, but you see...
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1930s Graupner Graubele (?) ✧ Thanksgiving Dirndl Couple with Biting Goose

I know of a similar dirndl motive in an old Graupner catalogue. This might well be Graupner too. The producer...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Slim Pied Piper of Hamelin with Black Vest and Ruff (Rat Catcher)

It is fun to google ruff and look at the pictures: The first ones are funny animal ruffs, the medieval...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Blue Cinderella with Page Haircut

☆ The most melancholic Cinderella of them all with middle part hairstyle and a rare blue base.
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Adult Frog King Princess in Red Dress

Ilse Schneider used to work for Magda and Georg Heller in the early 1930s. Later she had her own manufactory,...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Green Boy with Leather Pants and Dance Lamb

Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives of her former employer. The...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Light Blue Rumplestiltskin with Goatee

Looking at thousands of German Wall Figures makes you spot tiny details: Most of the Rumplestiltskins do actually have a...
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1930s Zaandijk (?) ✧ Little Witch with Red Scarf and Alarmed Cat

I like the black cat, someone has looked at a real alert cat and reduced the lines like in a...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Large Blue Maid with Dwarf (“The Crown”)

The German Titel "Die Krone" is stated in the Hellerkunst catalog, but I don't know a fairy tale where a...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids with Back Basket

The red scarfs and the hidden young goats are beautiful details on this wall figure. The color scheme with orange...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Blue Night Watch Dwarf with Broken Spear

Light blue and grey - that’s a nice color scheme, together with the yellow of the shoes. The lantern is...
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1930s Frankenwald ✧ Blue Library Dwarf on Big Book

A very unusual motive for real book lovers: This dwarf is holding a stack of books and he’s standing on...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Little Hans with Tiny Fly Agaric Mushrooms

Something about this wall figures reminds me of the early Mertens-Kunst style. It’s the pastel colors and the fine lines....
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Earnest Hansel and Gretel with Flying Red Skirt

Handgemalt auf Holz mit Firnis und sehr selten. Ein ganz eigener Stil, der mir bisher unbekannt ist. Schauen Sie sich...
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1930s Pfeil ✧ Small Lantern Dwarf in Yellow Frock Coat

Pfeil seems to be one of the first producers of wooden wall figures, and this one comes with unusual colors:...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Old Music Dwarf with Flute and Orange Shoes

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. There is a typical color scheme for most of the Hellerkunst music dwarfs: A basic...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Mother Holle’s Lazy Daughter in Orange Dress (Golden Daughter)

This design is still influenced by the Art Deco style. A beautiful color scheme. This wall figure shows the story...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?) ✧ Little Lantern Fairy in Hoodie Dress

The style and the fine face features all fit early Mertens-Kunst, but the back looks rather like Hobby Craft. I...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Cute Goose Maid with Bollenhut Hat and Frame

A girl with geese - those are the classical attributes for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale „The Goose Maid“. This...
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1930er Niedersachsen ✧ Little School Boy “Sheldon” with Red Jacket and Bow Tie

His name is not Sheldon of course, but the new 2018s TV-Series "Young Sheldon" made the bow tie for boys...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Stressed Out Hans in Luck with Pig on a Leash

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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1930s Zaandijk ✧ Annoyed Dwarf with Long Bee Nose

Zaandijk is a city in the Netherlands. So far I have known of 6 motives, dwarfs and Dutch girls. I...
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1930s Niedersachsen ✧ Red Rat Catcher of Hamelin on Dotted Brown Base (Pied Piper)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, a real museum piece. Look at the movement in the wall figure, the striding pied...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Shushing Sandman Dwarf on Comet Star

There is a 1960s version of the Shushing Sandman where you can see clearly that the finger touches the lips....
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Sleeping Sandman Dwarf in Waxing Moon

Why is this an enchanting wall figure even though this dwarf isn’t exactly pretty with his almost bald forehead? Seems...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Red Dwarf with Tulip and Checkered Home Slippers

Just as the similar Hellerkunst dwarf with the crystal ball this figure is painted on both sides. I think they...
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