Others before 1945

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

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: “Striding Girl with Pull Donkey”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. 22cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s MA: “Corpse White Snow White”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 12x18cm. - A rare motive, I found it in the USA. - It is signed "MA"....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. Enter the...
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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...
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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....
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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. Enter the following in...
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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...
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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...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Frog King Princess in Red Layer Dress”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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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...
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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. Enter the following...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “White Frog King Princess with Rose”

- Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. - The soft color scheme, that's what I love about this wall figure. I also like...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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1930s Niedersachsen: “Hansel and Gretel with Dot Dress and Yellow Hat

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

- Handgemalt auf Schichtholz. - Every time had their very own Hansel and Gretel faces. Even before the beginning of...
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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...
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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! Geben...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Hansel and Gretel in Folklore Blouses”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Witch with Brown Bonnet and Small Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Dark Hansel and Gretel with Hidden Hands”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic...
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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. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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! -...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Pastel Girl with Pull Lamb”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The 1930s Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder had large wall figures and a matte finish. My guess is...
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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...
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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. Enter...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Puss on Boots on Checkered Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - There is another checkered base wood picture by Munchner-Kunst, showing a boy with a dog....
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Lederhosen Boy with Dancing Lamb”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives...
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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...
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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...
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1930s Pfeil (?): “Yellow Candle Girl on Blue Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Look at the white lines on the base: I have known several wood pictures by...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1920er H.Paulmann Nürtingen: “Hand-painted Snow White Diorama”

- This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. - It had been in the exhibition dated...
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1930s Muwo: “Pied Piper of Hamelin with Tiny Rats”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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. Enter the following in...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1930s Wrangel: “Rumpelstiltskin on Green Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The Rumplestiltskins of the 1960s and 1970s were rather cute - this one shows that...
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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...
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1930s German Wall Figure / Munchner-Kunst: “First Day of School Teddy Bear on War Cardboard”

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Zumpfe: “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...
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1930s Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit: “Snow White with Fence and Apple Witch”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - "No 8". Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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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...
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1930s Wrangel: “Snow White in Bellflower Dress”

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

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

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The Star Money girl holding one star in her hands, that was a beloved motive...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Light Blue Star Money Girl with Golden Stars”

- Hand-painted on 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: “Blond Star Money Girl with much Movement”

- Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood, 22cm. - This is a girl with much movement, look at the bent back, and the...
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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 Apron”

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

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is an unusual Star Money Girl: 1. She has deep black hair. 2. She's...
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1930s Wrangel: “The Brave Little Tailor”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1920s H.Paulmann Nürtingen: “Hansel and Gretel Diorama”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in...
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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...
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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...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Antique Little Red Riding Hood with Swim Cap”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 15cm. - Little Red Riding Hood filling her basket: An unusual scene. Enter the following in...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Red-Orange Till Owlglass”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Wonderful haptics with luminous layers of color! (Till Eulenspiegel) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1930s Friedrich Wilhelm Heye: “Naked Hare and Hedgehog”

- Hand-painted on 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: “Evil Dwarf with Gems” (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...
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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....
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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. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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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...
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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...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Ruebezahl with Knee Long Beard”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A rare 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. Enter...
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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. Enter the following in the...
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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...
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1930er Handi: “Grim Apple Dwarf with Sack”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - I have only known very simple designs of this producer so far. This is a...
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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....
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1930s Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit: “Blue Cep Dwarf”

Hand-painted on plywood, "No 3". Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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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...
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1930er Gerheina: “Shy Dwarf King”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder) Enter the following...
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1930s Gerheina: “Brave Dwarf Protector”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This one is actually called Zwergenbeschützer = Dwarf Protector. - All Gerheina Dwarfs have an...
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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. Enter the following in the...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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. Enter the following...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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1940s German Wall Figure: “Little Brother and Little Sister with Flower Wreath”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s Fairy Tale Wood Picture: “Sleeping Beauty with Fretwork Thorns “

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940er Hilla: “Stool Cinderella with Blond Braid”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Hilla has a style of their own. On this Cinderella wall figure the thin lines...
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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. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1940s Liha / Lika: “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....
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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...
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1940s Kleur & Profiel: “Kneeling Blue Angel with Cradle”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This wood picture is made in Holland. It's one of the exceptions, no German Wall...
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1940s German Wall Figure : “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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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1940s German Wall Figure: “Hansel and Gretel with Witch and Knitted Trousers”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Very unusual with the witch's dark skin and colorful (knitted?) hat. Great work, look at...
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1940s German Wall Figure: “Lederhosen Hansel and Gretel on War Cardboard”

- Hand-painted on cardboard. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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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...
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1940s German Wall Figure: “Happiest Little Bavarian Boy”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 10cm height. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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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....
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Charming Hand-painted Girl with Red Bow

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

The only Santa I have known so far as a wood picture. However, Hellerkunst (now called Heller) still sells Santas...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Slim Little Red Riding Hood with Yellow Basket”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - "Nr. 16 Rotkaeppchen". Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder) #germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1940s German Wall Figure 22cm / Chrijo Mueller: “Mother Holle with Glasses and Gold Mary”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Chrijo Mueller produced in Hannoversch Muenden. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1940s German Wall Figure 21cm / “Hand-painted Pretty Goose Girl with Bun”

- I like her cheeky look. - I don't now the producer, but it's high quality work! Enter the following...
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1940s German Wall Figure / “Long Braid Snow White with Gifts Carrying Dwarfs”

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s Fairy Tale Cardboard Picture: “Brown Cinderella an Wartime Cardboard”

- Hand-painted on Cardboatd (2nd World War). Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s Fairy Tale 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...
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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...
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