Others before 1945

Here your find among others: Hilla, Hosenmatz, Kleur en Profiel, Vobach, Wrangel, Ilse Schneider and the early Munchner-Kunst.

1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Corpse White Snow White 12x18cm

- Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Wide Little Red Riding Hood with Swim Cap 15cm

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Wide Mother Holle with Golden Mary / Chrijo Müller 22cm

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Hiker with Sack 14cm

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Dainty Cinderella / Zaandijk Holland 20cm

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Pretty Goose Girl with Blond Bun / 21cm

- I like her cheeky look. - I don't now the producer, but it's high quality work! Enter the following...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Double Bass Dwarf / 20cm

- This wood picture has a stamp on the back that says "Kunstgewerbeliche Handarbeit" and "No 3". I would love...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Sleeping Beauty with Fretwork Thorns

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Enchanting Long Braids Snow White with Dwarfs / Hand-painted

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Checkered Tiles Cinderella / Christmas 1941 / Muenchner Kunst

A date on the back of a antique wall figure is very valuable - it helps to tell when a...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red 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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Slim Blue Cinderella / Christmas 1939 / Ilse Schneider

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. The dedication on the back says "Christmas 1939". A piece of normality in the first...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Brown Cinderella on Wartime Cardboard

(2nd World War) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Kneeling Cinderella with Braided Bun

An unusual Cinderella what with the hair do and the long puffy sleeves. Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Brown Cinderella on Red Bow Base / Goldi

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Slim Cinderella on Yellow Base / Wrangel

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Earnest Black Base Cinderella / Pfeil (?)

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Cinderella on Wartime Cardboard / Hilla (?)

During war times some manufacturers painted on cardboard instead of wood. And the faces got sad. Here you find both....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Fireplace Cinderella Drying her Socks / Hilla

Unfortunately Hilla was not so great at drawing faces, but look at the accessories: The clothesline, the towel and the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Cinderella on Red Kitchen Tiles

From the bottom to Cinderella's middle there seems to be a large triangle. Very simple and reduced, with an odd...
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1940er German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Stool Cinderella with Blond Braid / Hilla

Hilla has a style of their own. On this Cinderella wall figure the thin lines were drawn with a black...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Standing Pastel Cinderella / Muenchner-Kunst

Beautiful colors, a little piece of vintage nursery wood art in pastel. Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Brother+Little Sister with Flower Wreath

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood with matte varnish. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure 25cm ▶︎Hand-painted Pink Sleeping Beauty with Rose Tendrils

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. ("Handarbeit" as stamp / unreadable triangel stamp or pen) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue Sleeping Beauty with Rose Bouquet / Muenchner-Kunst

Hand-painted on 6mm-plywood with matte varnish. I love the light and friendly color scheme. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blue Sleeping Beauty on Wartime Cardboard

I have held two similar items in my hands, both with this motive: One made of wood, one made of...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Thorn Tree Sleeping Beauty with Evil Fairy 23cm / Liha (Lika)

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood with varnish. I like the thorn tree, you hardly see it on fairy tale wood pictures. And...
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1930s German Wall Figure 24cm ▶︎Hand-painted Pink Raindrop Fairy

Hand-painted on plywood. What a beautiful highlight! Unfortunately I don't know the producer's name. The base is typical of the...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted White Flute Angel in Moon Crescent

Hand-painted on wood, with varnish. It is a beautiful wall figure with a harmonious color scheme, but I don't know...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Candle Angel with Corkscrew Curls / “Ingeborg Immel”

On the back someone wrote with a pencil: "Original von Ingeborg Immel", so it's an original by a woman named...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Fairy on Raven Branch / Hand-painted / Hosenmatz

An unusual fairy, but I named her fairy for the following reasons: 1. She is sitting on a rather slim...
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1940s Märchen-Holzbild ▶︎Kneeling Blue Angel at Baby Cradle / Kleur en Profiel

On many of this manufacturers's back sides it says: Made in Holland. This is one of the exceptions, no German...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Flared Trousers Angel with Bellflower / Hosenmatz

Very unusual what with the fared trousers and the tiny wings. Hosenmatz was a manufacturer who had lots of original...
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▶︎ KHM 24 Mother Holle

Also called Mother Hulda.
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Mother Holle on Blue Cloud / Hand-painted / Vobach

A nice little wall hanging, hand-painted on 5mm-wood. (Mother Holle / Hulda) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Enchanting Red Frog King Princess with Layered Dress

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Enchanting in its simplicity and beauty. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Slim Frog King Princess in Red Dress / Ilse Schneider

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Crying Frog King Princess with Well / Holsten

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Very unusual: A Frog King Pincess and you can't see her face. (German vintage nursery...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique White Frog King Princess with Rose / Muenchner-Kunst

The soft color scheme, that's what I love about this wall figure. I also like the details: The hair locks,...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blue Frog King Princess on War Cardboard

During the 2nd World War, good material got scarce, there where quite a lot cardboard pictures instead of wood pictures....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Goose Girl with Large Dots / Ilse Schneider

I wonder who bought it and for whom? My friend Alex's parents were both doctors, she got Hellerkunst from a...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Framed Hand-painted Goose Girl with Bollenhut #germanwallfigures

A girl with geese - those are the classical attributes for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale „The Goose Maid“. This...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Wide Shooing Goose Maid / Wrangel

Hand-painted on wood and rather rare. Look at the puffy sleeves, the bloated skirt and the goose’s belly. There is...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Goose Maid with Small Dots / Ilse Schneider

Ilse Schneider had formerly worked for Hellerkunst. Then she started her own manufactory. Thank God, because there would be wonderful...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Early Goose Maid in Pastel Colors / Muenchner-Kunst

I like the soft colors. And the spot of red is a nice contrast color here. Enter the following in...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel with Yellow Hat

I love the yellow hat! And the polka dot dress. Brilliant colors, after all this time! Enter the following in...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel with Scared Eyes / Niedersachsen

Every time had their very own Hansel and Gretel faces. Even before the beginning of the Second World War the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel with Green Witch

Das gallig-grüne Gesicht stellt von Anfang an klar: Diese Frau ist nicht nett, auch wenn sie so tut. Denn meisten...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Art Deco Hansel and Gretel with Gingerbread Cookies

Hand-painted on wood, a wonderful piece of work, one of my favorites. Look at the color scheme, too! (Art Deco)...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel on Square Gingerbread Cookies

Hand-painted on wood. A fascinating first impression with somewhat unbecoming faces - Hansel’s nose resembles that of Pinocchio while Gretel’s...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Hansel+Gretel in Folklore Blouses #germanwallfigures

Who knows this producer? There is no sign on the back, yet I know about 10 differnt motives by them....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hostile Hansel and Gretel with Single Witch #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. ("Handarbeit"-Stempel / "DB" with red ink) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Unusual Hansel and Gretel in French Heels #germanwallfigures

I'm sorry I don't know the producer yet. I love this round and harmonious style. Just look at the faces!...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Cookie Base Gretel with Pink Apron / Munich

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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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Antique Hansel and Gretel with Red Flutter Skirt

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. It is a very unusual style I have not come across so far. Look...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Knitted Trousers Hansel and Gretel with Witch #germanwallfigures

Very unusual with the witch's dark skin and colorful (knitted?) hat. Great work, look at the children's eyes! I don't...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel on Pointed Green Base

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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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hansel and Gretel on Light Green Pointed 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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Witch with Brown Bonnet and Small Base #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hansel and Gretel with Hidden Hands #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Framed Hansel and Gretel with Croissants #germanwallfigures

Round and rather lush lines, only the frame is square. Hand-painted on wood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Lederhosen Hansel and Gretel on War Cardboard

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1920s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel Diorama / H.Paulmann Nürtingen

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920"....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Slim Hans in Luck with Pastel Colors #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Striding Hanschen Klein with Toadstools #germanwallfigures

„Haenschen Klein“ is the most famous German lullaby. I am not sure if mothers still sing it, but back then,...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Hans in Luck with Piglet / Wrangel

It's a rather elegant wood picture with Hans's slender frame and the built in piglet. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Hans in Luck with Happiness Signpost

I love this sign post idea pointing "to happiness" (ins Glueck). And I love it that in the USA you're...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Fat Hans in Luck #germanwallfigures

A funny style and quite lush, with big eyes, big lips, wide trousers. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Hans in Luck with Blouse / Ilse Schneider

Cute Piglet, but of course, he will trade it again. For something less valuable, of course. Hand-painted in bright colors...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hans in Luck in Flared Trousers #germanwallfigures

More flared seems not possible! Back in the 1930s flared trousers were not fashion though, but work clothes! That fits...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Full Biedermeier Woman in Round Frame #germanwallfigures

A frame work where the motive exeeds the frame - unusual! On the back there is a "JIF" and a...
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1940s German Wall Figure 10cm ▶︎Happy Little Bavarian Boy #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940er German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Heart Base Sweep Lovers / Hilla

Look at the edges! Hilla painted them too, along with thick paint and varnish and unusually thick wood. Original Bergischer...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Children in Romanian Folk Clothing

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Mary with Baby Jesus / Ilse Schneider

Hand-painted on 2,5mm plywood. This German wood picture lived along with a second one in the USA for roughly 60...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Girl with Pull Toy / Muenchner-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Dancing Girls in Traditional Swabian Costumes

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Princess with White Bell Flower / Vobach (?)

One of my favourite color schemes: Light-blue, white, yellow and a spot of red. Works like a charm, again and...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Mother in Blue Coat / Ilse Schneider

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Puss on Boots on Checkered Base / Muenchner-Kunst

There is another checkered base by Munchner-Kunst, showing a boy with a dog. Here we have: boy-cat. There it is...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Meadow Pair / Hilla 8cm

A nice little gem, hand-painted with lavish amounts of paint and varnish, on 5mm-quality-plywood. You can feel the paint layers,...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Dainty Chimney Sweep 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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Brown Girl with Huge Bouquet / Hosenmatz

The producer Hosenmatz did to much of everything, and that is great: Too much paint, too much varnish, too thick...
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1940s German Fretwork Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Boy Choir on Meadow Base 15cm / Hilla

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Kissing Children on Heart Base / Hilla

I love the Hilla quality: Thick paint, thick varnish-layer and 5mm-wood. Haptic joy, to feel the paint layers. Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Antique Lederhosen Children / Hilla

Once again Hilla's great quality: Thick wood, thick paint layers, thick layer of varnish. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Boy with Dog on Checkered Base / Muenchner-Kunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Girl with Yellow Flower / Hosenmatz

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Singer with Raven’s Fence / Hosenmatz

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Skiing Girl / Hosenmatz

Many of the first wooden wall figures were very fragile. The part with the fretwork art was as important as...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Little Haverman with Big Cot Wheels #germanwallfigures

You hardly find him on wooden wall figures. I like the choice of the color shades, it's very fotogenic. Hand-painted...
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1940er German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Kissing Lover Pair on Heart Base 21cm / Hilla

Hilla has more than one design with a red heart base. This one shows teenagers who are kissing. Unusual, because...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Lederhosen Boy with Dancing Lamb / Ilse Schneider

Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives of her former employer. The...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Cradle Mother with Bow Shoes

On very thick plywood, 6mm, four layers! It was given to a sick child in 1952, but I think it...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Witch with Alarmed Black Cat / Zaandijk (?)

I like the black cat, someone has looked at a real alert cat and reduced the lines like in a...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Charming Hand-painted Girl with Red Bow / Zaandijk (?)

Hand-painted on wood and rare. Look at the fine features, it is high quality work. I have only known this...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Lantern Lover with Base Text / Hilla

The Sutterlin script translates to: "If your love live faces night, go embrace a lantern light." Enter the following in...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Umbrella Girl with Frilly Underwear / Hilla

Hilla had many wood pictures with children, some with grown ups, too. It was not always fairy tales with this...
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1930er German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique School Boy “Sheldon” with Bow Tie / Niedersachsen

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Santa with Sack and Christmas Tree / Zaandijk

The only Santa I have known so far as a wood picture. However, Hellerkunst (now called Heller) still sells Santas...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Crouching Flute Child / Hosenmatz

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. Weight: 23 gram. I have two of them, same size, but one weighs 26 gram. I think...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Girl in Yellow Tullip Dress / Hosenmatz

I like the lavishness of this wall figure and its haptic solidity: ✧ A thick layer of paint. ✧ The...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Dutch Girl in Pink Dress #germanwallfigures

I like the thick colors, especially the pink and the light blue. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild (My...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Yellow Candle Girl / Pfeil (?)

A lines signature on the base: I know several wood pictures by this producer, they all have these base lines...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Girl at Petal Counting / Kleur en Profiel (?)

The motive is a girl playing the „He loves me he loves me not“ petal game. The last petal is...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Ski Girl “Christel” (Date 1946) #germanwallfigures

You can actually feel the paint layers and the unusually thick wood, 0,6cm. It's a wood haptics experience. Some of...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Haverman with Moon / Ore Mountains

Margarethe Edel is the woman behind Edelholz Freiberg. This wall figure has no name on the back, but they style...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Holland Girl with Shoulder Flowers / Zaandijk

Hand-painted on wood and rare. On the back it says: "Zaansch Zaandijk, Handschilder-Atelier, handgemalt". I have known of six motives...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Stooping Dutch Girl with Flower Basket / Zaandijk

This is an unusual wood picture, for three reasons: 1. It was not produced in Germany but Holland. 2. It...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Dutch Children with Guitar

An unusually early and elaborate wall figure. Look at the details and the shadows! Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Enter...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hilla Tooth Ache Boy #germanwallfigures

He looks relaxed though, walking proudly with hands in his pocket. Maybe he's thinking: Anything but school! By the way:...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hidden Children with Red Umbrella

I am always interested in the back sides of wood picures: Sometimes the back of a wall figures helps judging...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Goose Girl with Willow Catkin

I have seen about 10 different designs by this manufacturer, but I don't know its name. Can someone help me...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Dainty Hanschen Klein / Wrangel

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hiking Couple with Yellow Dress (Date 1941) #germanwallfigures

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth." George Washington is supposed to have said that. Hiking takes time, you...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with 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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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎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 Antique Hand-Painted Pied Piper of Hamelin with Green 8 Rats Base #germanwallfigure

Hand-painted with matte finish. Those Rat Catcher's rats are a lot! Normally you'll see two or three! Enter the following...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Pied Piper of Hamelin with Rat Bag

Rather creepy, what with the rats hanging from the bag. I don't even want to know how this rat catcher...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Pied Piper of Hamelin in Blue Tails Jacket

This is the only version I have seen of this wall figure, it's quite unusual with the tails jacket and...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Pied Piper of Hamelin with Ruff #germanwallfigure

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 Antique Hand-Painted Pink Pied Piper of Hamelin #germanwallfigure

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blond Pied Piper of Hamelin / Hilla

A haptic joy, like all Hilla wall figures: Hand-painted on wood, thick layers of paint and varnish. This rat catcher...
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1930s German Wall Figure 11cm ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood with Nightpot

A frame work by an expert: Look at the bottle on the nightstand and its details! Enter the following in...
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1930s Antique Hand-Painted Ilse Schneider Little Red Riding Hood with Grey Apron #germanwallfigure

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Slim Red Riding Hood with Yellow Basket / Mertens-Kunst

("Nr. 16 Rotkäppchen"+) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood with Bobcap #germanwallfigures

An unusual cutie, or have you ever seen a Little Red Riding Hood with a beanie? The striped skirt is...
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1930er Antique Hand-Painted Wrangel Little Red Riding Hood with Flat Basket #germanwallfigure

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood with Frilly Underwear / Hilla

The Hilla faces are always a bit crumpled, but the haptics are so great: Thick paint and varnish and thick...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood with High Hat / KA

A perfect work, look at the eyes and the mouth of the girl, and the basket! Hand-painted on wood. Enter...
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1930s Antique Hand-Painted Wrangel Little Red Riding Hood with Athletic Wolf #germanwallfigure

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Frightened Little Red Riding Hood on Green Base #germanwallfigure

It wasn’t only the beginning of the 2nd World War that made earnest faces appear on many German wall figures....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood with Milestone 11

The is striding in a funny way, too. Hand-painted on wood and there's a price on the back. Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf Head on War Cardboard

Many wolfs on wood pictures looked more threatening just before and during the 2nd World War. Also, good material got...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Large Little Red Riding Hood with Bundt Cake / Muenchner-Kunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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▶︎ KHM 55 Rumpelstitskin

(Rumplestiltskin / Rumple in the Once TV series)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue Rumpelstiltskin with Goatee / Ilse Schneider

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 Antique Hand-Painted Wrangel Rumpelstiltskin on Green Base #germanwallfigure

The Rumplestiltskins of the 1960s and 1970s were rather cute - this one shows that he is supposted to be...
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▶︎ Sandman

Little TV Sandman.
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1930s Antique Hand-Painted Enchanting Snow White in Orange Coat Dress #germanwallfigure

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Yellow Zumpfe Snow White #germanwallfigure

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Apple Witch Snow White on War Cardboard / KA

During the 2nd World War, quality material got scarce. This is an unusual Snow Shite, too, what with the apple...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Snow White with Apple Witch #germanwallfigure

Geben Sie Folgendes in die Ebay.de-Suche ein: 1950er Märchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 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! Enter the following...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Wrangel Snow White in Bellflower Dress #germanwallfigure

The bellflower dress - what a lovely idea. Adding to the white-blue color scheme are the golden bands in her...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Friendly Snow White on Wide Base #germanwallfigures

I like the light yellow swinging dress and the happiness and friendliness of this fairy tale wood picture. Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Snow White and Dwarf on Thin Wood #germanwallfigures

An unusual style, look at her hair and the color changing part of her dress! Rather elegant though. It's hand-painted...
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1920s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Snow White Diorama / H.Paulmann Nürtingen

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920"....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Small 7-Miles-Boots on Colorful Base #germanwallfigure

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 German Wall Figure 22cm ▶︎Hand-painted 7-Miles Boots Boy with Hands in his Pocket

It looks like Ravi-Kunst, totally, but the wood quality and the colors and the missing varnish don't fit. My guess:...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Red Star Money Girl / Wrangel

The Star Money girl holding one star in her hands, that was a beloved motive. They were similar designs by...
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1940s German Wall Figure 20cm ▶︎Hand-painted White Star Money Girl with Hairband

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood with varnish. ("DB" with red pen) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is...
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1930s German Wall Figure 21cm ▶︎Hand-painted Blond Star Money Girl with Hand Star

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. This is a girl with much movement, look at the bent back, and the crossed arms! ("K...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blue Star Money Girl in Round Star Frame

This is a difficult wood picture, although it looks so simple - the difficult part is telling who did it....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Red Star Money Girl with Braid #germanwallfigure

Enter „Wrangel Star Money“ in the search and you’ll see it: Wrangel had two styles, the one with the delicate...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Wrangel Golden Mary with Apron #germanwallfigure

Star Money Girl or Mother Holles Golden Daughter? Wrangel did at least two Star Money motives, and they both have...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Blue Star Money Girl with Black Hair

This is an unusual Star Money Girl: 1. She has deep black hair. 2. She's standing on a star. First...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Brave Little Tailor with Flat Iron / Ilse Schneider

I have known this wood picture for only a short while. Almost all Brave Little Tailors got the scissors, but...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Brave Little Tailor by Wrangel #germanwallfigure

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Marching Drum Teddies on War Coardboard / Muenchner-Kunst

Most producers of wall figures had problems getting high quality material during the 2nd World War. All quality material was...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Kittens First Day at School with Candy Cone / Muenchner-Kunst

I like the candy cone, it seems to be filled with beautiful flowers. In Germany, children get a candy cone...
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▶︎ Till Owlglass + Munchhausen

(Till Eulenspiegel / Mölln)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Miss Till Eulenspiegel with Blond Locks

Hand-painted on wood, no varnish. This wall figure belongs to a collection of 10 different motives by the same producer....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blue Red Till Owlglass on Green Base

This is quality work but I couldn't find out who the producer was. Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Orange Red Till Owlglass / Ilse Schneider

Look at the first picture, it shows the wonderful haptics with the luminous layers of color! (Till Eulenspiegel Tales) Enter...
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▶︎ More Fairy Tales

- The Princess and the Pea (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids KHM 5 -...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Charming Little Thumbelina in Red Flower / Ilse Schneider

Someone must have been protecting this wall figure all these years. I only know of this one item so far...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Snow White and Rose Red with Evil Dwarf / Ilse Schneider

Hand-painted on 2,5mm plywood. With the mean dwarf, who never thanks the lovely girl for their help but keeps complaining...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted King Trushbeard with Princess / Erika Bartels

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Thumbling / Ilse Schneider

During the war years, most of the faces were solemn, but I know many earnest Ilse Schneider wall figure faces...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Light Blue Wild Swans / Ilse Schneider

Very rare, hand-painted on wood. The color scheme is so so beautiful, using different shades of blue. (Hans Christian Andersen)...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎ Antique Snow White and Rose Red Dwarf with Gems

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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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Wolf and the 7 Young Kids / Ilse Schneider

The red scarfs and the hidden young goats are beautiful details on this wall figure. The color scheme with orange...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎The Swineherd with Princess in Blue Dress / Erika Bartels

I think this fairy tale wood picture was produced earlier that 1946. 1946 was the year it was given as...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Distraught Mother Goose in Apron Dress

Hand-painted on wood and rare. (The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Little Thumb in a Shoe 17cm / Wrangel

In the fairy tale, Little Thumb steals the Shoes off the ogre to save his six brothers. (Little Tumb by...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Admonishing Snow White / Pfeil (?)

This could also been Snow White and Rose Red, after all there is a stubborn dwarf. Go ahead and google...
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1930er German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Giant Mountains Ruebezahl / Ilse Schneider

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare. You will hardly come across Wooden Wall Figure showing this mountain spirit....
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hare and Hedgehog in Frock Coat

There are only a handful of wood pictures with Frock Coats, it’s a pity actually once you see here how...
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▶︎ Wilhelm Busch

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Ladybug Dwarf / “Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit”

(No.39) Hand-painted on solid 0,5cm-cardboard, height 16cm. The Ladybug is an unusual detail, what with the hat, the shoes and...
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1940s German Wall Figure 26cm ▶︎Antique Dwarf with Hohner Accordion (Christmas 1942)

Hand-painted on 4cm-plywood. Translation of the text on the back: "For dear Anita, Christmas 1942. Elfriede Winter." A war time...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Dwarf with Toadstool Root Umbrella / Ilse Schneider

A very unique wall figure, the torn out mushroom along with its root. Hand-painted on wood, with varnish. Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure 16cm ▶︎Hand-painted Red Dwarf with Golden Harp #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. I love the thick golden paint of the harp. ("Holland " = Postage stamp? + Unreadable square...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Gerheina Fly Agaric Mushroom Dwarf

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Handi Apple Dwarf with Sack

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Dwarf with Large Poppy #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Dwarf on Cep / KGH #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on plywood. ("No 3") Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Antique Dwarf with Candle #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood, matte or no varnish. That could be a clue for its being a scarce material war time...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern / Ilse Schneider

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Brown Dwarf with Giant Strawberry #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Dwarf with Huge Walking Stick / Ilse Schneider #germanwallfigures

Ilse Schneider had first worked for Hellerkunst and then started to design her own wooden wall figures. She also wrote...
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1920s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Handi Dwarf with Work Apron

Soon the Twenties will be here again, only in a new century. Were the 1920s happier and more golden? In...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Kneeling Dwarf with Flowers / Hilla

Red-orange is a color scheme with an impact! It was Hellerkunst who started this trend. Enter „Hellerkunst Pied Piper“ in...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antiker handgemalter Gerheina Dwarf King #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Gerheina Dwarf Protector #germanwallfigures

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Seperate Dwarfs with Umbrella and Reading Material / Holland

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blue Dwarf with Bouquet / Niedersachsen

A beautiful birthday present - that is what I imagine this design to have been back then. Bright colors, a...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Night Watch Dwarf with Spear / Ilse Schneider #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Blue Library Dwarf on Book #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Dwarf in Yellow Pink Hoodie Dress / Pfeil #germanwallfigures

Pfeil seems to be one of the first producers of wooden wall figures, and this one comes with unusual colors:...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Headache Dwarf under Fly Agaric Mushroom / Paul May

I like the lamellas, they are rare on mushrooms. Most don't have them. (Toadstool) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Zaansch – Dwarf with Bee Nose (Zaandijk)

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Dwarf with Golden Cymbals and Huge Base

Take closer look, the base of this dwarf is as high as he is! That’s very unusual, the common proportions...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Gerheina Shoemaker Dwarf (Date Christmas 1944)

(With date // Given as a Christmas Present in 1944) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Zaansch – Dwarf in Snow Shoes (Zaandijk)

This is a beautifully unusual wall figure in old fashioned snow shoes. On the front you can see a nail,...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Whizling Bird Dwarf / Wrangel

Wrangel was a manufacturer producing German Wall Figures from 1930 to 1948. The artist was Karin v. Wrangel. Enter the...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Thinker Dwarf with Pipe / Wrangel

Gandalf planning his next moves, this is who this wall figure reminds me of. Take your time just thinking, not...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Blue Dwarf on Pine Cone Base (Christmas 1945)

The first German Christmas after the Second World War. The giver and the recipient were not on a first-name basis....
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blowball Dwarf / K.M.Maerchen-Figuren

There are three round forms to be seen on this wall figure: Of course the blowball, but also the dwarf's...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Party Dwarf / Hosenmatz

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Small Zaansch – Dwarf with Axe (Zaandijk)

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Red Carnival Dwarf / Ilse Schneider ❒

This is one of my all times favourite wood figure. I took roughly 30 pictures to finally capture a bit...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Happy Dwarf under Lamella Toadstool / Paul May

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Funny Snow White Dwarfs / Ilse Schneider

Ilse Schneider's dwarfs are very different from those by Hellerkunst, where she had worked before starting her own business. Hand-painted...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Snow White Dwarf with Fly Swatter / Ilse Schneider

IS it a fly swatter? I'm still wondering what that triangle's supposed to be! Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. Enter...
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▶︎ Jumping Jacks

(Pull Toys / Figures)
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1950s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Red Dwarf with 3D-Eyes / Hand-painted / Unknown

Pity I don’t know the name of this great producer yet. They had jumping jacks with special eyes: The paint...
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1940s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Politically Incorrect African Girl in Grass Skirt / Hand-painted / Unknown

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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1950s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Dirndl Pair with 3D-Eyes / Hand-painted / Unknown

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1950s Wooden Jumping Jacks ▶︎Mean Max and Moritz with 3D Eyes / Hand-painted / Unknown

The mean faces seem to stem especially from Moritz’s (the blond one) smile and eyebrows. Enter the following in the...
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