Others before 1945

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

NEW!!! 1930s Ilse Schneider: Kneeling Little Brother and Little Sister

Hand-painted on plywood, 20 cm height. This motive was copied a lot in later decades, with some minor changes.
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NEW!! 1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Hans in Luck as Cardboard Picture

Hand-painted on 5 mm-cardboard, 26 cm height. (Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder Handmalerei)
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NEW!! 1930s German Wall Figure: Star Dwarf on Toadstool

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

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. Unknown manufacturer.
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1930s Gerheina: Star Watcher Dwarf

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm. This wood picture was made in Holland. I love the delicate face, the pretty details of...
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1930s MA Bad Steben: Corpse White Snow White with Mourning Dwarfs

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. A beautiful work, you can feel the paint layers! Unknown Producer.
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1930s Liha-Bilder: Tender Dwarfs with Ladybug

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

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. 18cm height. So endearing. Unfortunately I don't know the producer.
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1940s German Wall Figure: Little Brother and Little Sister at Magic Water

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

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood, 17cm. This wall figure belongs to a USA series signed "MA".
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1940s German Wall Figure: “Rumpelstiltskin with Cradle”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 23cm. - This is the only wood picture depicting this very scene. At least the only...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Cinderella on Checkered Tiles (Christmas 1941)

A date on the back of a wall figure is very valuable to me. I think it was already produced...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Cinderella with Raised Dove

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

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. The dedication on the back says "Christmas 1939". A piece of normality in the first months of...
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1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture: Kneeing Cinderella with Braided Bun

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

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

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. A black base, that is very unusual. And the open mouth, that is unusual, too. Not the...
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1930s Pfeil (?): Warning Candle Girl on Blue Base ⭐️

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

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. Beautiful colors, a little piece of vintage nursery wood art in pastel. Hand-painted on plywood.
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Light Blue Sleeping Beauty with Rose Bouquet

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. I think it is supposed to be a fairy because: 1. She is sitting on a rather...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Slim Frog King Princess in Red Dress

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. I like the soft colors. And the spot of red is a nice contrast color here.
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1930s Niedersachsen: Large Hansel and Gretel with Yellow Hat

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

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

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

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. A wonderful wall figure, one of my favorites. Look at the color scheme, too!
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Pastel Colored Gretel on Gingerbread Cookie

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

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

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

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. Rather rounded lines, only the frame is square.
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1930s German Wall Figure: Slim Hans in Luck with Pastel Colors

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

Hand-painted on plywood. „Haenschen Klein“ is the most famous German lullaby. I am not sure if mothers still sing it,...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Hans in Luck with Blouse and Piglet

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

Hand-painted on plywood. A frame work where the motive is larger than the frame - very unusual! On the back...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Pastel Girl with Pull Lamb

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

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

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

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. The producer Hosenmatz did to much of everything, and that is great: Too much paint, too much...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Boy with Dog on Checkered Base

Hand-painted on plywood. The checkered base is rather unusual for a German Wall Figures, but typical of early Muenchner-Kunst.
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1930s Hosenmatz: Little Singer at Raven Fence

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

Hand-painted on plywood. Many of the first wooden wall figures were very fragile. The part with the fretwork art was...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Lederhosen Child with Dancing Lamb

Hand-painted on plywood. Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives of her...
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1930s Niedersachsen: Sheldon with Bow Tie

Hand-painted on plywood. His name is not Sheldon, of course, but the TV-Series "Young Sheldon" has made the boy's bow...
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1930s Hosenmatz: Crouching Flute Child

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

Hand-painted on plywood. The motive is a girl playing the „He loves me he loves me not“ petal game. The...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: Holland Girl with Shoulder Flowers

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. A very laborate wall figure. Look at the details of the clothes and the shadows!
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1930s Wrangel: Delicate Hanschen Klein

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. Again a proof that Ilse Schneider, after having worked for Hellerkunst for several years, developed a style...
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1920er H.Paulmann NĂźrtingen: Antique Snow White Diorama

Hand-painted on very thin plywood. This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in...
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1930s 1930er Niedersachsen(?): Pied Piper of Hamelin with Ruff

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

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the movement in the wall figure, the striding pied piper, the running rats, even his...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Little Red Riding Hood with Nightpot

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

Hand-painted on plywood. The serious face is typical of pre-war fairy tale wood pictures.
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1930er Wrangel: Little Red Riding Hood with Flat Basket

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. It wasn’t only the beginning of the 2nd World War that made earnest faces appear on many...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Light Blue Rumpelstiltskin with Goatee

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

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

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm. In later decades this motive was copied by other manufactureres. Had to! A small dwarf, a...
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1930s Zumpfe Dresden: Large Yellow Snow White with Small Dwarf

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. The bellflower dress - what a lovely idea. But does the dwarf actually offer a poisonous fly...
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1930s Kinderwelt Lindau Bodensee: Small 7 Miles Boy

Hand-painted on plywood. An endearing little piece of vintage art, the boy having his hands in his pockets while running.
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1930s Wrangel: Art Deco Star Money Girl with Raised Star

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

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. Star Money Girl or Mother Holles Golden Daughter? Wrangel did at least two Star Money motives, and...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Black Star Money Girl on Star Base

Hand-painted on plywood. This is an unusual Star Money Girl: 1. She has deep black hair. 2. She's standing on...
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1920s H.Paulmann NĂźrtingen: Hansel and Gretel Diorama

Hand-painted on plywood. This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Marching Drum Teddies on War Coardboard

Hand-painted on cardboard. Most producers of wall figures had problems getting high quality material during the 2nd World War. All...
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1920s Handi: Dwarf with Work Apron

Hand-painted on plywood. The Twenties are here again, only in a new century. Were the 1920s really golden and happy?...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Little Red Riding Hood with Swim Cap

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 15cm height. Little Red Riding Hood filling her basket: An unusual scene. Many of the early wood...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Red-Orange Till Owlglass

Hand-painted on plywood. Wonderful haptics with luminous layers of color! (Till Eulenspiegel)
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Thumbelina in Red Flower ⭐️

Hand-painted on plywood. Someone must have been protecting this wall figure all these years. Unfortunately, many parents threw wall figures...
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1930s Erika Bartels: King Trushbeard with Princess

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the princess’s short jacket: The long sleeves with the yellow silk lining, then the earrings...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: The Wild Swans

Hand-painted on plywood. The color scheme is so so beautiful, using different shades of blue. "The Wild Swans" is a...
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1930s Friedrich Wilhelm Heye: Naked Hare and Hedgehog

Hand-painted on plywood. A very unusual style, and very old, too!
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1930s German Wall Figure: Evil Gem Dwarf of Snow-White and Rose-Red

Hand-painted on plywood. This looks like a high quality producer’s work, just look at the fine lines, the color scheme,...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Three Little Birds

Hand-painted on plywood. A rather unknown Brothers Grimm fairy tale. (KHM 96)
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Wolf and the 7 Young Kids

Hand-painted on plywood. The red scarfs and the hidden young goats are beautiful details on this wall figure. The color...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Distraught Mother Goose in Apron Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats.
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1930s Wrangel: Little Thumb in a Shoe

Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm. In the fairy tale, Little Thumb steals the Shoes off the ogre to save his six...
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1930s Pfeil (?): Admonishing Snow White

Hand-painted on plywood. This could also been Snow-White and Rose-Red, after all there is a stubborn dwarf. Go ahead and...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Ruebezahl with Knee Long Beard

Hand-painted on plywood. An unusual motive. You will hardly come across a Wall Figure showing this mountain spirit.
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1930s Kunstgewerkliche Handarbeit: Small Dwarf with Ladybug

Hand-painted on 0,5cm-cardboard, 16cm. "No39". A dressed up Ladybug is unusual: A hat, shoes and the umbrella.
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Dwarf with Toadstool Root Umbrella

Hand-painted on plywood. Unique identifier: The torn out mushroom along with its root.
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1930s Gerheina: Blue Fly Agaric Mushroom Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Maybe the Gerheina motives were not supposed to be for nursery decoration, they are dwarfs and rather...
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1930er Handi: Grim Santa Apple Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. I have only known very simple designs of this producer so far. This is a highlight. What...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Blue Poppy Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. He makes you smile, doesn't he? Ilse Schneider again having an idea of her own. She had...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Brown Dwarf with Giant Strawberry

Hand-painted on plywood. This is one of my favorites, I love the color scheme and the giant Strawberry!
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Dwarf with Bird Walking Stick

Hand-painted on plywood. Ilse Schneider had first worked for Hellerkunst and then started to design her own wall figures. All...
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1930er Gerheina: Shy Dwarf King

Hand-painted on plywood, 18cm. This wall figure seems to belong to the "Zwergen-BeschĂźtzer" which means "Dwarf Protector".
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1930s Gerheina: Brave Dwarf Protector

Hand-painted on plywood, 19cm. This one is actually called ZwergenbeschĂźtzer = Dwarf Protector. All Gerheina Dwarfs have an unusual green-black...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: Hand-painted Dainty Cinderella

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. Engaging details: The raised dove hand, the orange shoes.
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1930s Frankenwald: Blue Library Dwarf on Book

Hand-painted on plywood. A very unusual motive for book lovers: This dwarf is holding a stack of books and he’s...
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1930s Pfeil: Yellow-Pink Hoodie Dress Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Pfeil seems to be one of the first producers of wooden wall figures. This one comes with...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: Dwarf with Long Bee Nose

Hand-painted on plywood. Zaandijk is a city in the Netherlands. So far I have known motives of children, dwarfs and...
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1930s German Wall Figure: Large Base Dwarf with Golden Cymbals

Hand-painted on plywood. The base of this dwarf is as high as he is! That’s very unusual, the common proportions...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch (?): Holland Dwarf in Snow Shoes

Hand-painted on plywood. On the back is the word „Holland“ in red stamp ink. The Dutch producers I have known...
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1930s Wrangel: Whizling Bird Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Wrangel was a manufacturer producing German Wall Figures from 1930 to 1948.
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1930s Wrangel: Thinker Dwarf with Pipe

Hand-painted on plywood. Gandalf planning his next moves, this is who this wall figure reminds me of. Take your time...
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1930s K.M.Maerchen-Figuren: Dwarf with Big Blowball

Hand-painted on plywood. There are three round forms to be seen on this wall figure: Of course the blowball, but...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: Little Pickaxe Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Zaandijk was a Dutch manufacturer. This pickaxe dwarf seems to have been a favourite motive, I've seen...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Funny Snow White Dwarfs

Hand-painted on plywood. Ilse Schneider's dwarfs are very different from those by Hellerkunst, where she had worked before starting her...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: Light Blue Frog King Princess

Hand-painted on plywood, 30cm. An early Ilse Schneider item, beautiful color scheme: Two Shades of Light Blue.
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: Strutting Girl with Pull Donkey

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. 22cm. (Jaeger&Riederer)
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1930s Kleur en Profiel (?): Snow White in Orange Coat Dress (Arnheim Collection)

Hand-painted on plywood. This is a wall figure of the Arnheim Collection. A German soldier father had signed these wall...
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1940s German Cardboard Picture: Hilla Style Cinderella on Wartime Cardboard

Hand-painted on cardboard. During war times some manufacturers painted on cardboard instead of wood. And the faces got sad. Here...
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1940s Hilla: Fireplace Cinderella Drying her Socks

Hand-painted on plywood. Unfortunately Hilla was not so great at drawing faces, but look at the accessories: The clothesline, the...
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1940s Hilla: Hand-painted Stool Cinderella (13cm)

Hand-painted on plywood. Hilla has a style of their own. On this Cinderella wall figure the thin lines were drawn...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Pink Sleeping Beauty with Rose Tendrils

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. "Handarbeit" as stamp / unreadable triangel stamp or pen.
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1940s Liha-Bilder: Thorn Tree Sleeping Beauty with Evil Fairy

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 23cm. I like the thorn tree, you hardly see it on fairy tale wood pictures. And look...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Pretty Goose Girl with Bun

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. I like her cheeky look. I don't now the producer, but it's high quality work!
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1940s Ingeborg Immel: Candle Angel with Corkscrew Curls

Hand-painted on plywood. On the back someone wrote with a pencil: "Original von Ingeborg Immel", so it's an original by...
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1940s German Wall Figure : Mother Holle’s Gold Mary with Balcony

Hand-painted on plywood. You'd think it's Mother Holle, that's the first person who springs into mind. But it must be...
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1940s Fairy Tale Coardboard Picture: Blue Frog King Princess on War Cardboard

Hand-painted on plywood. During the 2nd World War, material got scarce, there where quite a lot cardboard pictures instead of...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Hansel and Gretel with Green Witch

Hand-painted on very thin plywood. The green face says: This woman is not nice, although she pretends to be. Pre...
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1940s Frisgo: Hansel and Gretel on Square Gingerbread Cookies

Hand-painted on plywood. A fascinating first impression with strange faces - Hansel’s nose resembles that of Pinocchio while Gretel’s face...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Hansel and Gretel in French Heels

Hand-painted on plywood. I'm sorry I don't know the producer yet. I love this round and harmonious style. Just look...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Hansel and Gretel with Large Witch and Knitted Trousers

Hand-painted on plywood. Very unusual with the witch's dark skin and colorful (knitted?) hat. Great work, look at the children's...
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1940s Wrangel: Hans in Luck with Piglet”

Hand-painted on plywood. It's a rather elegant wood picture with Hans's slender frame and the built in piglet.
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1940s Niedersachsen: Hans in Luck with Happiness Signpost

Hand-painted on plywood. I love this sign post idea pointing "to happiness" (ins Glueck). And I love it that in...
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1940s Hilla: Sweep Lovers on Heart Base

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. Thick layers of paint and varnish and unusually thick wood. The edges are painted, too. Original Bergischer...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Boy and Girl in Romanian Folk Clothes

Hand-painted on plywood. Drawing faces is hard. More often than not, leaving lines out is the most harmonious move. Look...
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1940s Ilse Schneider: Mary with Baby Jesus

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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1940s Vobach (?): Princess with White Bell Flower

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. One of my favourite color schemes: Light-blue, white, yellow and a spot of red.
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1940s Hilla: “Small Meadow Pair”

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood, 8cm height. With lavish amounts of paint and varnish. You can feel the paint layers, I love...
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1940s Hilla: Boy Choir on Meadow Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 15cm.
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1940s Hilla: Kissing Children on Heart Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. I love the Hilla quality: Thick paint, thick varnish-layer and 5mm-wood. Haptic joy, to feel the...
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1940s Hilla: Antique Lederhosen Children

Hand-painted on plywood. Once again Hilla's great quality: Thick wood, thick paint layers, thick layer of varnish.
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1940s German Wall Figure: “Little Haverman with Big Cot Wheels”

Hand-painted on plywood. I like the choice of the color shades, it's very fotogenic. Theodor Storm wrote the story "Little...
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1940s Hilla: Kissing Lover Pair on Heart Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. Hilla has several wall figures with a red heart base. This one shows teenagers who are...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Cradle Mother with Bow Shoes

Hand-painted on very thick plywood, 6mm, four layers! It was given to a sick child in 1952, but I think...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Puffy Sleeves Girl with Red Bow

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the fine features, it is high quality work. This is quality work on non-quality wood,...
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1940s Hilla: Lantern Lover with Base Text

Hand-painted on plywood. The Sutterlin script could be translated like this: "If your love live faces night, go embrace a...
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1940s Hilla: Umbrella Girl with Frilly Underwear

Hand-painted on plywood. Hilla had many wood pictures with children, some with grown ups, too. It was not always fairy...
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1940s Zaandijk Zaansch: Santa with Sack and Christmas Tree

Hand-painted on plywood. The only Santa I have known so far as a wall figure. However, Hellerkunst (now called Heller)...
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1940er Zaandijk Zaansch: “Pink Holland Girl”

Hand-painted on plywood. I like the thick colors, especially the pink and the light blue.
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1940s Niedersachsen (?): Ski Girl “Christel” (Date 1946)

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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1940s Hilla: Little Toothache Boy

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

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

Hand-painted on plywood. I have seen about 10 different designs by this manufacturer, but I don't know its name. Can...
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1940s Niedersachsen: Hiking Couple with Yellow Dress (Date 1941)

Hand-painted on plywood. "True friendship is a plant of slow growth." George Washington is supposed to have said that. Hiking...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Blue 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: Pied Piper of Hamelin in 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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1940s Hilla: Blond Pied Piper of Hamelin

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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1940s Mertens-Kunst: Slim Little Red Riding Hood with Yellow Basket

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. "Nr. 16 Rotkaeppchen".
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1940s German Wall Figure: Little Red Riding Hood with Beanie

Hand-painted on plywood. An unusual cutie, or have you ever seen a Little Red Riding Hood with a beanie? The...
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1940s Hilla: Little Red Riding Hood with Frilly Underwear

Hand-painted on plywood. The Hilla faces are always a bit crumpled, but the haptics are so great: Thick paint and...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Little Red Riding Hood with Milestone 11

Hand-painted on plywood. The is strutting in a funny way, too. There is a price on the back, 3,65.
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1940s Sonderanfertigung WZ: 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: Pastel Snow White on Wide Base

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

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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1940s German Wall Figure: 7-Miles Boots Boy in Pocket Tunic

Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. It looks like Ravi-Kunst, totally, but the wood quality and the colors and the missing varnish...
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1940s German Wall Figure: 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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1940s Ilse Schneider: Brave Little Tailor with Flat Iron

I have known this wood picture for only a short while. Almost all Brave Little Tailors got the scissors, but...
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1940s Muenchner-Kunst: Kittens First Day at School with Candy Cone

Hand-painted on plywood. I like the candy cone, it seems to be filled with beautiful flowers. In Germany, children get...
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1940s German Wall Figure: 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: Blue 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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1940s Ilse Schneider: Snow-White and Rose-Red with Evil Dwarf

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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1940s Ilse Schneider: Little Thumbling

During the war years, most of the faces were solemn, but I know many earnest Ilse Schneider wall figure faces...
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1940s Chrijo Mueller: Mother Holle with Glasses and Gold Mary

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. Chrijo Mueller produced in Hannoversch Muenden.
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1940s Erika Bartels: The Swineherd with Princess in Blue Dress

I think this fairy tale wood picture was produced earlier that 1946. 1946 was the year it was given as...
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1940s German Wall Figure: 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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1940s German Wall Figure: Dwarf with Hohner Accordion (Christmas 1942)

Hand-painted on 4cm-plywood, 26cm. Translation of the text on the back: "For dear Anita, Christmas 1942. Elfriede Winter." A war...
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1940s Zaansch Zaandijk (?): Red Dwarf with Golden Harp

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 16cm. I love the thick golden paint of the harp.
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1940s German Wall Figure: Candle Dwarf with Stocking Cap

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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1940s Hilla: Kneeling Dwarf with Flowers

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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1940s Kleur & Profiel (?): Dwarfs with Umbrella and Reading Material

I am not sure about the producer, but enter „Kleur & Profiel“ in the search! Don’t you think, it’s the...
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1940s Niedersachsen: Blue Dwarf with Bouquet

A beautiful birthday present - that is what I imagine this design to have been back then. Bright colors, a...
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1940s Gerheina: Shoemaker Dwarf (Date Christmas 1944)

Hand-painted on plywood. (With date // Given as a Christmas Present in 1944)
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1940s German Wall Figure: Blue Dwarf on Pine Cone Base (Christmas 1945)

Hand-painted on plywood. The first German Christmas after the Second World War. The giver and the recipient were not on...
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1940s Ilse Schneider: Red Carnival Dwarf ❒

Hand-painted on plywood. This is one of my all times favourite wood figure. I took roughly 30 pictures to finally...
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1940s Wooden Jumping Jack: Politically Incorrect African Girl

Hand-painted on plywood. Very rare, I think it's the producer with the protruding pupils, the color is layed on very...
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1940s Muenchner-Kunst Frogking Princess with Rose made of War Cardboard B)

Hand-painted on 5mm-ply-cardboard (4 layers). Height: 26cm.
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1940s Kleur & Profiel: Funfair Balloon Seller Boy ⭐️

Hand-painted on plywood. "Jan Snelten (1909–1976) was the director of nursery decoration 'Kleur en Profiel' (Colour and Profile) in Tiel,...
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