GALLERY

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


1960s Graupner: Hans in Luck (19 cm)

Hobby fretwork craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood. (German Fretwork)
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NEW!!! 1950s WEHA: Mother Holle with Blue Snow Village (25 cm)

Screen-printed on 3 mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. (GDR Toy)
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Hansel and Gretel with White Pinafore (GDR)

Hand-painted on plywood, 21 cm height. Edelholz Freiberg produced during the GDR regime, too.
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1950s Hellerkunst: Christmas Angel with Double Bass (A/33)

Screen-printed on 3 mm-plywood with additional hand-painting, 22cm height. This angel is part of a Hellerkunst series with Christmas figures....
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NEW!!! 1930s Ilse Schneider: Kneeling Little Brother and Little Sister

Hand-painted on plywood, 20 cm height. This motive was copied a lot in later decades, with some minor changes.
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NEW!! 1960s Mertens-Kunst: Little Sandman with Red Cape

Screen-printed on 3 mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. Height: 22 cm. This was one of the last Mertens-Kunst Sandman designs. Later...
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NEW!!! 1940er German Wall Figure: Fire Dwarfs on Toadstools (Key Hanger)

Hobby fretwork craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood. Height: 18 cm. (Unknown Producer)
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NEW!! 1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Hans in Luck as Cardboard Picture

Hand-painted on 5 mm-cardboard, 26 cm height. (Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder Handmalerei)
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NEW!! 1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Hunter Boy Jumping Jack with Dachshund

Height: 24 cm. Original Bergischer Engel produced very unusual Jumping Jacks. This is one of them.
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NEW!! 1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Pied Piper of Hamelin on Yellow Base

Hand-painted on 3 mm-plywood, 27 cm Höhe. I like the colors, a yellow base is rare.
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NEW!!! 1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Sailor Girl with Blond Hair

Hand-painted on plywood. One of the less known designs by Mrs. Gruner-Witkop. An early and engaging motive.
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NEW!! 1930s German Wall Figure: Star Dwarf on Toadstool

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 19cm. A very uncommon combination: Dwarf, star and fly agaric mushroom. (Unknown producer)
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NEW!!! 1940s German Wall Figure: Mouse Family with Pram

Hand-painted on 7plywood, 20cm. A beautiful motive, great work! Here it's a key hanger. I'd really like to know the...
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NEW!!! 1930s German Wall Figure: Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon

Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm. There is a triangle stamp on the back with a circle inside. Does anybody know the...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Rumpelstiltskin with Felt Hat

Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. Unknown manufacturer.
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1940s Münchner-Kunst: Large Frog King Princess with Pond

Hand-painted on plywood, 25cm. Muenchner-Kunst produced those wide wall pictures for a few years. But they also were more fragile,...
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1930s Gerheina: Star Watcher Dwarf

Handgemalt auf Schichtholz, 18cm. I wonder how many Gerheina dwarfs I'm yet to discover! So far I've known 5 different...
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Unknown: Mushroom Dwarf with Broken Flower (Easter 1946)

Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. The sawed mouth reminds me of Kleur en Profiel, the fine lines, too. On the back...
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1940s Kleur & Profiel: Kneeling Angel with Cradle

Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm. This wood picture was made in Holland. I love the delicate face, the pretty details of...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Little Girl with Rake and Jug

Hand-painted on plywood. A very special work, and great colors.
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1940s Hellerkunst: Friendly Max Jumping Jack

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. I like the Max and Moritz jumping jacks by Hellerkunst, they are so friendly. Especially with...
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1950s Hellerkunst: The Bremen Town Musicians

There are two versions I've known so far: With base and without base.
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1940s Ravi-Kunst: Dressed Elephant as Jumping Jack

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. The early Ravi-Kunst jumping jacks were great, unusual ideas and very solid. All Ravi-Kunst jumping jacks...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Crown Maid with Dwarf (“Die Krone”)

Hand-painted on plywood. The German Titel "Die Krone" is stated in the Hellerkunst catalog, but I don't know a fairy...
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1930s MA Bad Steben: Corpse White Snow White with Mourning Dwarfs

Hand-painted on plywood, 12x18cm. A rare motive, I found it in the USA. It is signed "MA".
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NEW!! 1930s German Wall Figure: Cook with Big Laddle

Hand-painted on plywood, 16cm. Unknown producer. ("93")
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NEW!! 1930s German Wall Figure: Cardigan Girl als Frame Work

Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. A beautiful work, you can feel the paint layers! Unknown Producer.
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NEW!! 1930s Hellerkunst: Flying Raven Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm height. A very impressive motive, I didn't know of its existence until recently.
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NEW!! 1940s German Fretwork: A different Struwwelpeter

Hobby fretwork craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood, 15cm. Unknown producer. (Shock Headed Peter)
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NEW!! 1940s German Fretwork: Happy 7 Miles Boots Boy

Hobby fretwork craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood, 13cm height.
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NEW!! 1940s German Wall Figure: Seperate Little Red Riding Hood and Dog Wolf

Hand-painted on plywood, 19+22cm. Unknown producer. Did you discover the smiling mushrooms? Bootom right side!
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1930s Liha-Bilder: Tender Dwarfs with Ladybug

Hand-painted on plywood, 13cm. The ladybug is tiny - ohne of the dwarfs is stroking him.
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1930s Liha-Bilder: Snow White with Flying Ribbons

Hand-painted on plywood, 25cm. It might be overpainted, I am not sure about that.
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1930s JG: Dainty Cinderella on Wide Base

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 16cm. Look at her dainty face, there is so much friendlyness.
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NEW!! 1930s German Wall Figure: Colorful Tumbling Children

Hand-painted on plywood. 18cm height. So endearing. Unfortunately I don't know the producer.
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NEW!! 1930s Hellerkunst: Dark Dwarf with High Mushroom Hat

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 29cm. I like the high hat, you sometimes find them with Hellerkunst.
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1940s German Wall Figure: Little Brother and Little Sister at Magic Water

Hand-painted on plywood, 18cm height. In the fairy tale, the brother drinks from the enchanted water that changes him into...
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1930s MA Bad Steben: Cinderella in Pink Apron Dress

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood, 17cm. This wall figure belongs to a USA series signed "MA".
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1940s Graupner: The Wishing Table with Flying Sausages

Hand-painted on plywood, 16cm. Hobby craft using a Graupner / Graubele template.
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1940s German Wall Figure: “Rumpelstiltskin with Cradle”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 23cm. - This is the only wood picture depicting this very scene. At least the only...
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NEW!! 1940s Hellerkunst: Bunny Protector Dwarf with Fox

Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. This wall figure comes with and without the fox. I like to interpret the fox politically.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Light Blue 7 Ravens Sister

Hand-painted on plywood. A wonderful early Hellerkunst highlight, one of my all time favorites. And look at the colors: I...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Cinderella on Checkered Tiles (Christmas 1941)

A date on the back of a wall figure is very valuable to me. I think it was already produced...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Slim Frog King Princess

Hand-painted on plywood, 25cm. This frog princess is a very young child, you can even see the protruding stomach of...
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1930s Hellerkunst (?): Early Frog King Princess

Hand-painted on plywood, 27cm. I am not sure wheather or not it is Hellerkunst. Who can help here?
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1930s German Wall Figure: Cinderella with Raised Dove

Hand-painted on plywood. No size zero in the 1930s. Cinderella tenderly holding a dove. It fits the fairy tale, too,...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Slim Light Blue Cinderella (Christmas 1939)

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. The dedication on the back says "Christmas 1939". A piece of normality in the first months of...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Gold Mary with Waterfall Hair

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. A wonderful color scheme with light blue, yellow and a bit red. It's the fairy tale about...
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1930s Graupner: 7 Ravens in Round Frame

Google the story and read it. Then look at this wall figure and recognize them: The chair, the Glass Mountain,...
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1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture: Kneeing Cinderella with Braided Bun

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. An unusual Cinderella what with the hair do and the long puffy sleeves.
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1930s Wrangel: Slim Cinderella on Yellow Base

Hand-painted on almost 0,8 cm thick wood, that is very unusual for German Wall Figures, normally the wood is 0,3...
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1930s Pfeil (?): Solemn Cinderella on Black Base

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. A black base, that is very unusual. And the open mouth, that is unusual, too. Not the...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Page Cut Cinderella (19 cm)

Hand-painted on plywood. Virtual worlds make us yearn for beautiful haptics like this wood picture. With early wood hanger. (Art...
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1930s Pfeil (?): Warning Candle Girl on Blue Base ⭐️

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 23cm. Look at the white lines on the base: I have known several wood pictures by this...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Standing Pastel Cinderella

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. Beautiful colors, a little piece of vintage nursery wood art in pastel. Hand-painted on plywood.
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Mother Holle’s Pitch Mary with Downcast Eyes

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. A wonderful color scheme with black and orange. Brother Grimm's Mother Holle/Hulda with the Good Girl (Golden...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Blue Little Brother and Little Sister

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 29cm. The most tender Heller wood picture!
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Light Blue Sleeping Beauty with Rose Bouquet

Hand-painted on 6mm-plywood with matte varnish. I love the light and friendly color scheme.
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1930s Märchen-Holzbild: Pink Raindrop Fairy

Hand-painted on plywood, 24cm. What a beautiful highlight! Unfortunately I don't know the producer's name. The base is typical of...
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1930s Hosenmatz: Red Fairy on Raven Branch

Hand-painted on plywood. I think it is supposed to be a fairy because: 1. She is sitting on a rather...
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1930s Graupner: Art Deco Frog King in Round Frame

Hobby craft using a fretwork template. It is a beautiful work, look at the details of the well and the...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Slim Frog King Princess in Red Dress

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Ilse Schneider used to work for Magda and Georg Heller in the early 1930s. Later she had...
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1930s Holsten: Crying Frog King Princess with Well

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Very unusual: A Frog King Pincess and you can't see her face.
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: White Frog King Princess with Rose A)

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. The soft color scheme, that's what I love about this wall figure. I also like the hair...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Goose Girl with Bollenhut as Frame Work

A girl with geese - those are the classical attributes for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale „The Goose Maid“. This...
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1930s Wrangel: Shooing Goose Maid with Long Braid

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the puffy sleeves, the bloated skirt and the goose’s belly. There is something wonderfully round...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Goose Girl with Small Dots

Hand-painted on plywood. Ilse Schneider had formerly worked for Hellerkunst. Then she started her own manufactory. Thank God, because there...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst : Early Goose Maid in Pastel Colors

Hand-painted on plywood. I like the soft colors. And the spot of red is a nice contrast color here.
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Art Deco Mother with Waterfall Hair

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. Still the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Look at the communication between mother and child....
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1930s Niedersachsen: Large Hansel and Gretel with Yellow Hat

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. I love the yellow hat! And the polka dot dress. Brilliant colors, after all this time!
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1930s Niedersachsen: Hansel and Gretel with Frightened Eyes

Handgemalt auf Schichtholz. Every time had their very own Hansel and Gretel faces. Even before the beginning of the Second...
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1930s Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit: Small Double Bass Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture has a stamp on the back that says "Kunstgewerbeliche Handarbeit" and "No 3". I...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Art Deco Hansel and Gretel with Gingerbread Cookies

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. A wonderful wall figure, one of my favorites. Look at the color scheme, too!
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1930s Hellerkunst: Witch with Green Bonnet

Hand-painted on plywood, 31cm. This Hellerkunst witch is the most frightening wood picture. (Hansel and Gretel.)
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Pastel Colored Gretel on Gingerbread Cookie

Hand-painted on plywood. This is special about Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder: 1. They used very thick wood with 0,5cm thickness. 2. They used...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Hansel and Gretel with Red Flutter Skirt

Hand-painted on plywood. It is a very unusual style I have not come across so far. Look at Gretel's eyes!...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Hansel and Gretel Looking Downwards

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. In spite of the foreboding 1930s: Ilse Schneider's wall figures almost always came in bright colors, in...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Early Hansel and Gretel with No-Dots Head Scarfs

Hand-painted on plywood. You can almost hear the children debating, Gretel being frightened and asking her big brother for help....
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1930s German Wall Figure: Dark Hansel and Gretel with Hidden Cookies

Hand-painted on plywood. This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic idea does...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Hansel and Gretel with Croissants as Frame Work

Hand-painted on plywood. Rather rounded lines, only the frame is square.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Hans in Luck with Page Cut

Hand-painted on plywood. On the back: "Hinkel & Kutschbach Nachf. Spielwaren-Haus Leipzig Petersstraße 36 Passage".
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1930s German Wall Figure: Copy of the Bunny Girl

Hand-painted on plywood. Most likely a copy of the Hellerkunst original, but one of those perfect copies! There's even a...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Flower Wreath Dance Children on Green Base

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. Beautyful color schmeme.
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1930s German Wall Figure: Slim Hans in Luck with Pastel Colors

Hand-painted on plywood. There are two interesting things on the back: 1. The price was 2,50, either Rentenmark or Reichsmark...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Striding Hanschen Klein with Toadstools

Hand-painted on plywood. „Haenschen Klein“ is the most famous German lullaby. I am not sure if mothers still sing it,...
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1930s Graupner: Thanksgiving Couple with Biting Goose

Hobby craft using a fretwork template. (Graupner / Graubele 5085)
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1930s German Wall Figure: Hans in Luck with Blouse and Piglet

Hand-painted on plywood. A cute Piglet, but of course, he will trade it again. For something less valuable, too. That's...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Full Biedermeier Woman in Round Frame

Hand-painted on plywood. A frame work where the motive is larger than the frame - very unusual! On the back...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Sitting Little Sailor

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, height 28cm. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. There is a similar Hellerkunst...
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1930s Graupner: Antique Madonna Mother Fretwork Template

Fretwork template made of plywood. (Graubele 9302). The grey spotted areas had to be removed, that was the fretwork technique....
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1930s Graupner: Viking Blacksmith with Sword

Hobby craft using a fretwork template. (Graubele / Graupner 5037)
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1930s Hellerkunst: Blue Sunflower Mother

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 24cm. This is the softer and cuter version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers.
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1930s Hartmann: Confectioner with German Layer Cake

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood with varnish. This is a figure of the Hartmann's People Series called "Gestalten aus dem Volk."
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Pastel Girl with Pull Lamb

Hand-painted on plywood. The 1930s Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder had large wall figures and a matte finish. My guess is that they...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Dancing Girls in Traditional Swabian Costumes

Hand-painted on plywood. This wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its way back...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Art Deco Mother in Blue Coat Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. These mothers madonnas were very popular in the first part of the 20th century.
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Puss on Boots with Miller’s Son

Hand-painted on plywood. There is another checkered base wood picture by Munchner-Kunst, showing a boy with a dog. Here we...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Sweep with Red Scarf and Fine Lines

Hand-painted on plywood. Do you happen to know the manufacturer‘s name? It is undecipherable but high quality, look at the...
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1930s Hosenmatz: Brown Girl with Huge Bouquet

Hand-painted on plywood. The producer Hosenmatz did to much of everything, and that is great: Too much paint, too much...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Fairy Tale Child with Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Children love stories. Nothing has changed there. On this beautiful wall figure the dwarf seems to tell...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Art Deco Mother with Raised Child

Hand-painted on plywood. The motive mother with Baby or Madonna was quite popular back then.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Little Bunny Girl

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. (Ostermond=April)
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1930s Hellerkunst: Hessian Children in Traditional Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. This is an early version of separate Hellerkunst children in folk art dresses. On the back: "Catelina...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Girls with Harvest Wreath

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. (Ernting=August)
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Boy with Dog on Checkered Base

Hand-painted on plywood. The checkered base is rather unusual for a German Wall Figures, but typical of early Muenchner-Kunst.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Rain Children with Umbrella

Hand-painted on plywood, 24cm. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. Once it belonged to the nursery...
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1930s Hosenmatz: Little Singer at Raven Fence

Hand-painted on plywood. Many of the early wooden wall figures told little stories: Try and describe all the details of...
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1930s Hosenmatz: Skiing Girl with Brown Cap

Hand-painted on plywood. Many of the first wooden wall figures were very fragile. The part with the fretwork art was...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Dancing Hessian Children

Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. This wood picture belongs to a series of dancing children in tractional clothes. Most of them...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Lederhosen Child with Dancing Lamb

Hand-painted on plywood. Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives of her...
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1930s Graupner: Mary with Knee Long Hair

Hobby craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood. She's so beautiful. Look at the knee long hair and the connecting...
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1930s Niedersachsen: Sheldon with Bow Tie

Hand-painted on plywood. His name is not Sheldon, of course, but the TV-Series "Young Sheldon" has made the boy's bow...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Dancing Children in Bavarian Clothes

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This wood picture belongs to a Hellerkunst series of German Cildren in traditional clothing, dirndl and everything!
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1930s Hellerkunst: Orange Sunflower Mother

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is the more solemn version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers.
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1930s Hosenmatz: Crouching Flute Child

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. Weight: 23 gram. I have known two of them, same size, but the other weighs 26 gram....
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1930s Kleur & Profiel (?): Light Blue Petal Girl (Arnheim Collection)

Hand-painted on plywood. The motive is a girl playing the „He loves me he loves me not“ petal game. The...
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1930s Hellerkunst: December Children Walking with Lanterns

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children....
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1930s Hellerkunst: Winter Children with Christmas Tree

Hand-painted on plywood. One of the most endearing wall figures! These Christmas Children are walking though the snow with warm...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: Holland Girl with Shoulder Flowers

Hand-painted on plywood. On the back it says: "Zaansch Zaandijk, Handschilder-Atelier, handgemalt". I have known several motives by Zaandijk, many...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: Dutch Girl with Flower Basket

Hand-painted on plywood. This is an unusual wood picture, for three reasons: 1. It was not produced in Germany but...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Little Sowboy on Earth Base

Hand-painted on plywood. This Wood Picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. Here we...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Brunette Mother in Coat Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. I love the tender look of this mother along with the warm yellow of her dress and...
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1930s Cannstatter: Winking Wine Stopper Man

Hobby craft using a fretwork template. The first Graupner templates were called "Cannstatter Laubsaege-Arbeiten". Later they changed the name to...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Dutch Children with Guitar

Hand-painted on plywood. A very laborate wall figure. Look at the details of the clothes and the shadows!
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1930s Graupner: Apple Pair 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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1920s Fretwork Template: Forest Children with Doe

This is a template for a key holder. It might be Cannstatter or even earlier, Graupner bought Cannstatter fretwork later...
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1930s Wrangel: Delicate Hanschen Klein

Hand-painted on plywood. A fragile wood picture that has been through a lot, with a damaged hat and walking stick...
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1930s Ilse Schneider (?): Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Nightcap

Hand-painted on plywood. There are only two main colors and only three basic objects here: Cap, nightshirt and moon. And...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Anneli’s Doll

Hand-painted on plywood. Again a proof that Ilse Schneider, after having worked for Hellerkunst for several years, developed a style...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Short Hair

Hand-painted on plywood. This is the early version of Peter and Annelie. Both have short hair.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Star Girl with Red Cap

Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. The star is made of two hues of yellow. The top color looks like very thin...
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1920er H.Paulmann Nürtingen: Antique Snow White Diorama

Hand-painted on very thin plywood. This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Gutach Baerbele Girl in Traditional Clothes

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series about tradtional German clothes. (Alfred Mertens)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Black Forest Hanau Boy in Tradtional Clothes

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series about tradtional German clothes. (Alfred Mertens)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Red Hoodie Dress Dwarf on Tiny Round Base

One of the highlights of early German Wall Figures. Hand-painted, dainty, a motive in movement. Be very careful if you...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Art Deco Thumbelina with Waterfall Hair

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 18cm. One of the early Mertens-Kunst masterpieces. Very simple works great when every line is perfect, like...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Hobby Horse Boy with Sailor Collar

Hand-painted on wood an very rare. The early Mertens-Kunst faces were indeed more earnest, which you can see on this...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Sleeping Beauty on Thorn Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. What a great idea, to make the base a thorn. Very beautyful. With early wooden hanger.
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1930s 1930er Niedersachsen(?): Pied Piper of Hamelin with Ruff

Hand-painted on plywood. It is fun to google ruff and look at the pictures: The first ones are funny animal...
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1930s Niedersachsen: Pied Piper of Hamelin on Dot Base

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the movement in the wall figure, the striding pied piper, the running rats, even his...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Kneeling Madonna on Blue Base

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is an early Madonna wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. In later decades, Mary’s face became more cute...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Art Deco Rat Catcher in Red Overalls

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 Mertens-Kunst: Antique Doll Mother in Yellow Dress

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1930s German Wall Figure: Little Red Riding Hood with Nightpot

Hand-painted on plywood, 11cm. A frame work by an expert: Look at the bottle on the nightstand and its details!
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Little Red Riding Hood with Grey Apron

Hand-painted on plywood. The serious face is typical of pre-war fairy tale wood pictures.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Slim Little Red Riding Hood

Hand-painted on plywood. About the picture: I tried to capture the wonderful haptics of this wall figure. The wood, the...
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1930er Wrangel: Little Red Riding Hood with Flat Basket

Hand-painted on plywood. This basket is quite low and I wouldn’t trust it with a wine bottle! But then, red...
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1930s Wrangel: Little Red Riding Hood with Athletic Wolf

Hand-painted on plywood. The manufacturer Wrangel lived with her family in Stuttgart. During World War II. their house where they...
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1930s Pfeil (?): Frightened Little Red Riding Hood on Green Base

Hand-painted on plywood. It wasn’t only the beginning of the 2nd World War that made earnest faces appear on many...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Antique Dwarf in Snail Dialogue

Hand-painted on 3 mm-plywood. How to you communicate with a snail almost your own size? He seems to be shouting,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Antique Candle Girl in White Dress

A breathtakingly tender color scheme with white, light blue and yellow. The girl looks like an angel at first sight,...
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1930s Hartmanns Fretwork Templates No. 181: Grimm’s Fairy Tales for Ironing

This booklet has 9 templates for fairy tale fretwork art. They could be ironed onto the plywood. In this booklet,...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Light Blue Rumpelstiltskin with Goatee

Hand-painted on plywood. Looking at thousands of German Wall Figures makes you spot tiny details: Most of the Rumplestiltskins do...
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1930s Wrangel: Arrow Rumpelstiltskin on Green Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 18cm. The Rumplestiltskins of the 1960s and 1970s were rather cute - this one shows that he...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Blue Strawberry Dwarf

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm. In later decades this motive was copied by other manufactureres. Had to! A small dwarf, a...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Sandman Sleeping in Moon

Hand-painted on plywood. Why is this an enchanting wall figure even though this dwarf isn’t exactly pretty with his almost...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Art Deco Snow White with Flower Wreath

Hand-painted on 3 mm-plywood. Flowers in her hair, flowers in her hand and flowers to her feet. This early Mertens-Kunst...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Art Deco Rose-Red with Flower Wreath

Hand-painted on 3 mm-plywood. (Snow-White and Rose-Red)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Till Owlglass with Long Hood

Hand-painted on 3 mm-plywood, 25 cm. Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Dwarf with Flared Trousers and Floor Long Cap

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 Zumpfe Dresden: Large Yellow Snow White with Small Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. There is a "WH" on the back, most likely refering to a part of Dresden callded "Weisser...
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1930s Triangle Stamp HMF: Evil Snow White Queen with Magic Mirror

Hand-painted on plywood. A very unusual motive, Snow White's evil stepmother with the mirror! "Spieglein, Spieglein" on the back means...
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1930s Wrangel: Art Deco Snow White in Bellflower Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. The bellflower dress - what a lovely idea. But does the dwarf actually offer a poisonous fly...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Slim Snow White with Put Up Hair

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the dwarfs on this very early Hellerkunst wall figure: The tender faces and body language...
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1930s Kinderwelt Lindau Bodensee: Small 7 Miles Boy

Hand-painted on plywood. An endearing little piece of vintage art, the boy having his hands in his pockets while running.
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: White Candle Angel as Christmas Tree Decoration

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Faces are hard to paint, and this one is so beautiful! The detailed Pixie Cut and the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Orange Pitch Mary Touching Her Face

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. Brothers Grimm's Mother Holle / Hulda. One of the early Mertens-Kunst masterpieces. (Pitchen Mary)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Early Mother Holle on a Cloud

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. In German, it’s Frau Holle...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: Fairylike Rumpelstiltskin in Green Hoodie Dress

Hand-painted on plywood, 30cm. Such a beautiful green! I also like the contrasting yellow sleeves. Very early Mertens-Kunst - much...
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1930s Wrangel: Art Deco Star Money Girl with Raised Star

Hand-painted on plywood. The Star Money girl holding one star in her hands, that was a beloved motive back then....
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1930s German Wall Figure: Agile Star Money Girl on 3 Star Base

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood, 22cm. This is a girl with much movement, look at the bent back, and the crossed arms!...
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1930s Wrangel: Red Star Money Girl with Braid

Hand-painted on plywood. Wrangel had two styles, one with delicate lines and the one with rather crude lines.
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1930s Wrangel: Red Gold Mary with Blue Apron

Hand-painted on plywood. Star Money Girl or Mother Holles Golden Daughter? Wrangel did at least two Star Money motives, and...
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