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


1960s Münchner-Kunst ✧ Snow White and the “Economy Dwarfs” of Munchner-Kunst (4)

How do you paint a small Snow White figure with all seven dwarfs in no time? Count the caps, they...
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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 ✧ 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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Frankfurt Toy Fair 1948 ✧ The Stall of Original Bergischer Engel (5)

This picture is such a treasure: You can see Johanna Witkop and her father, Josef Witkop. She was the founder...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Dancing Girls in Traditional Swabian Costumes (5)

Like the Old Pomeranian Couple his wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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1940s Zaandijk (?) ✧ Colorful Children with Hair Bow and Concertina (5)

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 Unknown Producer ✧ Old Pomeranian Couple with Spinning Wheel (4)

Like the Swabian Dirndl Girls this wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Star Money Girl with Head Star on Brown Base (5)

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 Hobby Craft ✧ Little Brother and Little Sister with Flying Skirts (2)

This is a great copy of the Mertens-Kunst original. The original has blue and red skirts, this is all red....
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Red Frog King Princess with White Knitted Belt (5)

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 Grossmann ✧ Brown Dwarf with Butterfly Bell Flower (5)

What makes this Grossmann dwarf different from the other Grossmann dwarfs? At first glance I thought it was the beard,...
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1950s Graupner Graubele ✧ Little Night Watch Boy with Owl (5)

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 (5)

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 Munchner-Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Cinderella on Checked Tiles / Date Christmas 1941 (5)

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) (5)

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 (5)

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 Graubele Graupner ✧ Two Parts Fretwork Template for a Christmas Tree (8982) (4)

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 Mertens-Kunst ✧ Light Blue Snow White Dwarf with Floor Long Hood (5)

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 (5)

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 (3)

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 ✧ Dancing Crown Girl in Red Skirt / A21 Barfußprinzeßchen (5)

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 (5)

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 (5)

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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1950s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Weather Dwarf with Umbrella and Frog in Profile View / C123 Wetterprophet (3)

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 (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+1960s Muenchner-Kunst ✧ Little Brother and Little Sister on Heart Base (3)

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) (4)

"Auch die Heinzelmännchen schlafen in Irisette" is printed on the back. It means, that the gnomes too are sleeping in...
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1950s Graupner Graubele ✧ Max and Moritz Collecting May Beetles (5326) (4)

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 Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Large (Hansel and) Gretel with Pink Apron on Gingerbread Cookie Base (4)

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 Unknown Producer GDR Ore Mountains ✧ Frogking Princess with Gloves and Well (2)

A rather unusual frog king, the princess is wearing gloves and her dress that reminds a bit of underwear. I...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Ungrateful Dwarf with Pile of Gems (Snow White and Rose Red) (4)

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 (5)

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 (5)

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 ✧ 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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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Mary’s Child with the Heaven’s Keys (C/6) (5)

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 (5)

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 Graubele Graupner ✧ The Seven Swabians (5065) (4)

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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1960s Graupner Graubele ✧ Cheeky Donkey Mufti (TV Magazine Mascot / 5346c) (4)

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 (5)

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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1940s Graupner Graubele ✧ Couple with Apple Basket in Round Frame (3)

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 H.Paulmann Kunstgewerbliche Werkstätte Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Hansel and Gretel (5)

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 Kunstgewerbliche Werkstätte Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Snow White (5)

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 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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1920s Unknown Producer ✧ Dutch Children with Guitar and White Bonnet (5)

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 (and Rose-Red) with White Flower Wreath (5)

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 (5)

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) (5)

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) (5)

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 Graubele Graupner ✧ Tender Madonna Mother as Frame Craft Work (9302/1952) (5)

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 (5)

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) (5)

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 (5)

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 (5)

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 (5)

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 (5) ❒

In old times it was a dream to travel fast, nowadays we have planes and trains and cars. And we...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Kneeling Blue Sunflower Mother with her Baby (5)

There is also a Hellerkunst Sunflower Mother in orange, both are beautiful. Hand-painted on wood and rare, a real museum...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Yellow Snow White with Apple and Green Dwarf (5)

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 ✧ Slim Yellow Frog King Princess with Small Crown (5)

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 (5)

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 (4)

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 (2)

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 (5)

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 (3)

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 (5)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Enchanting in its simplicity and beauty.
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1940s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Lucky Dwarf with Clover and Ladybug (2nd World War) (5)

There is a dedication on the back, but it's hard to decipher. This wall figure was given as a gift...
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1930s Art Deco Mertens-Kunst ✧ Blue Fairy Child with Cowslip Flower (5)

Which is the most beautiful of them all? Sometimes I don't know which of the early Art Deco Mertens-Kunst Wall...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Early Large Goose Maid on Green Base (5)

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 (4)

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 and Doll (4)

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 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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1930s 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 (4)

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 on 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 Blue Cinderella with Put Up Hair (Date Christmas 1939)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare. The dedication on the back is singned "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 on Yellow Flower Meadow

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 (5)

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)

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 ✧ Eerie Witch with Green Bonnet (Hansel and Gretel)

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) (5)

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 ✧ Peter and Anneli in Night Shirts (Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon)

This is a beautiful color scheme with two shades of blue and yellow. It was very popular back then, there...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Hansel and Gretel in four Blue Shades (5)

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 (5)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. This is one of the very first German Wall Figures I ever saw. Which is...
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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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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Aetherial Candle Girl in White Dress (Angel)

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 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 (2)

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 (5)

The little girls with the huge Thanksgiving wreath - that adds to the beauty of this wall figure. Color schemes...
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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 (“Spieglein, Spieglein”) (4)

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 Checked Base (3)

Hand-painted on wood with no or very matte varnish. The checked 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 (4)

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 (3)

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 (3)

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 (5)

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 (4)

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 ✧ Red Music Dwarf with Fiddle and Red Shoes (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

🔴 Engel und Elfen sind mit die beliebtesten Märchen-Holzbild-Motive und oft sehr selten, so wie auch diese weiße Elfe. Handgemalt...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Pregnant Snow White with Longest Braid (5)

🔴 Frühe Mertens-Kunst, handgemalt auf Holz. Es war ein beliebtes Motiv, man sieht es ab und zu. Auch bei anderen...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Little Singer at Six Ravens Fence (3)

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 (4)

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 (4)

Look at the dwarfs on this very early Hellerkunst wall figure: The tender faces and body language speak volumes. They...
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1930er Mertens-Kunst ✧ (Schneeweißchen und) Rosenrot mit rotem Blumenkranz (5)

Wunderschönes Ur-Mertens und so selten. Ich hatte zunächst das Schneeweißchen von Ur-Mertens und habe fast zwei Jahre nach dem dazugehörigen...
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1930s Gerheina ✧ Shy Dwarf King with Scroll (4)

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 (4)

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 (2)

„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 (3)

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 (5)

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 (3)

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

Normally, the early Hellerkunst wall figures have a brown base. This one is dark blue. And the haircut, too, is...
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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 (5)

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 (5)

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 (4)

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 ✧ Mother Goat with Back Basket and Sickle (The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids) (4)

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 (4)

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 (2)

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 Yellow Lantern Dwarf in Goethe Frock (3)

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 ✧ Blue Art Deco 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

This design is still influenced by the Art Deco style. A beautiful color scheme. This wall figure shows the story...
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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 ✧ Marveling Dwarf with Green Crystal Ball (5)

Untique Identifier: The cristal ball. This is the only Hellerkunst wall figure I have known so far having one. Look...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ All Red Little Red Riding Hood with Athletic Wolf

The manufacturer Wrangel lived with her family in Stuttgart. During World War II. their house where they lived and produced...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Red Star Money Girl with Braid and Blue Base

I like the simplicity of this wall figure, there are very reduced fine lines and a wonderful color scheme. Hand-painted...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Girl with Red Cap on Giant Star

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. The star is made of two hues of yellow. The top color looks like...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Red Rumplestiltskin with Fire and Green Base (Rumpelstiltskin)

The Rumplestiltskins of the 1960s and 1970s were rather cute - this one shows that he is supposted to be...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Girl in Yellow Tulip Dress with Red Flower

I like the lavishness of this wall figure and its haptic solidity: ✧ A thick layer of paint. ✧ The...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Little Thumbling in the Shoe (Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault)

Hand-painted on wood with matte varnish. In the fairy tale, Little Thumbling steals the Sevenmilesshoes from the ogre to save...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst ✧ Saint Mary and Jesus on Blue Base

This is an early Madonna wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. In later decades, the faces became bigger and Mary’s face became...
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1930s WRANGEL Whizzling Dwarf with Blue Cap and Bird

Wrangel was a manufacturer producing German Wall Figures from 1930 to 1948. It belonged to Karin v. Wrangel.
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ The Heller Family

On the right you see Magda Heller with one of her children. Georg Heller is on the left side, with...
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1930s Wrangel * Thinker Dwarf Gandalf with Pipe and Tree Stump

GANDALF PLANNING THE NEXT MOVES, this is who this wall figure reminds me of. Take your time just thinking, not...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Debating Hansel and Gretel on Green Triangle Base

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. You can almost hear the children debating, Gretel being frightened and asking her big brother...
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1930s ZAANDIJK Smiling Axe Dwarf with Lantern

Zaandijk was a Dutch manufacturer. This Smiling Axe Dwarf is hand-painted on wood, seems to have been a favourite motive,...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Lantern Children in December (“Julmond”)

"Julmond" is an old fashioned German word for "December". These lantern children are beautiful and rare. Hand-painted on wood with...
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