Twins Hans and Sigrid Wendt were born on October 9, 1930. On the occasion of their christening in March 1931, their mother Olly Wendt designed differently colored and themed variants of a twin brother and sister pair as gifts for the godparents and guests attending this momentous event – including this particular pair – so that each guest could take home a completely personal keepsake of the big day.
Where would Easter be without the laughter of children? Cheerfully, the boy carries a colorfully decorated Easter egg suspended from a stick on his shoulder. Together with the other five Easter children in the series he can be used to create imaginative Easter scenes.
Dressed in her prettiest Sunday dress and full of excitement, the little girl with braids in her hair squats in the fresh spring meadow. This figurine with her radiant charm, aesthetic design and harmonious coloring joins the range of Easter figurines designed by Grete Wendt.
As a harbinger of the new season, the Girl with Winter Aconite announces nature’s reawakening. With their yellow flowers, winter aconites colorfully herald the approaching spring. From the end of January, when in a mild winter the carpet of snow begins to melt, they pop their heads up above the ground, forming a sea of yellow blooms. This happy little girl provides inspiration for fresh springtime decorating.
When in January the white star-shaped flowers of the Christmas rose pop their heads out of the cold ground, our new Blossom Girl is getting ready to take a walk over the fields and meadows. A beanie, jacket and sturdy shoes protect her from the icy cold. Five snow-white sepals frame the graceful yellow stamens of the Christmas rose, which are painted with a fi ne brush and a particularly steady hand. Equally impressive is the delicate floral pattern decorating the girl’s skirt – almost 30 tiny flowers adorn the pink fabric. The strands of hair that have escaped from her hat and her cheeky braids are just two of the lovely details that give this little girl her unmistakable charm.
The birds all vary in size and have different colored plumage. They get their individual look through the application of translucent paint that makes their feathers shimmer in a wide range of shades and colors.
This happy little girl, designed by Grete Wendt, does not appear as an individual figurine in any previous old catalogues or price lists. This leads us to believe that she has never before been sold in this particular form anywhere in the world.
In high spirits, these small ducklings tumble from one adventure to the next. And as their heads can be moved, they spend their time looking either cheekily ahead or quizzically behind them. The perfect gift for all small chicks stepping out in life with big strides – on their first day in kindergarten, or when they start school for the first time.
In an exclusive video we show you how the delicate foliage of our deciduous tree is created through skillful turning on the lathe. You will be amazed!
The deciduous tree has had a permanent place in the collection for many years. It forms, for example, the centerpiece of the “Children’s Procession” music box. From this year, it is available in an unpainted version that opens up completely new decorative options. In its age-old form, the tree (15 centimeters high) demonstrates once again the high level of craftsmanship required to turn it on the lathe.
Grete Wendt loved the world of fairy tales and she used her fascination with them to create a whole series of fairy tale figurines. These include Cinderella with her turtle doves – the best-known scene in the Brothers Grimm version.
What is less well known is that Grete Wendt also designed a glass slipper that according to her sketches should have been placed next to the little bench. What has become of the shoe is known only to Cinderella and Grete Wendt.
When stars fall from the heavens and turn into coins, it is fairy tale time at Wendt & Kühn. Sitting in a moonlit glade, the Sterntaler Girl from the famous German fairy tale “The Sterntaler” spreads out her apron – five stars have already landed in her lap. Three further stars, painted on with a fine paint brush, have fallen next to her on the meadow.
Grete Wendt designed the figurine before 1930 and nearly a century on she still impresses us with her modest demeanor. An enchanting gift and exactly right for lovers of fairy tales, star gazers and those we wish to thank for their selflessness and helpfulness. And because we can not only catch the stars but puzzle with them, the Sterntaler Girl also adorns a 24-piece fairy tale jigsaw puzzle.
“Oh, grandmother, what big ears you have”– for many of us these words take us right back to our childhood. And in 1929, Grete Wendt used this story from the Brothers Grimm as inspiration for yet another fairy tale design. This group of figurines depicts the scene in which Red Riding Hood approaches grandmother’s bed. A 24-piece jigsaw puzzle is a magical addition to this figurine duo.
We have put together a detailed series of photos showing how our Wolf in Bed is made using the finest craftsmanship.
We have created a 24-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring a picture of the Sterntaler-Girl. An enchanting gift, particularly for young fans of fairy tales.
We have created a 24-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring a picture of Red Hiding Hood and the Wolf, which is available immediately. An enchanting gift, particularly for young fans of fairy tales.
You can almost hear the groaning of the little girl’s sleigh laden with all her goodies – in addition to the bright star, she’s pulling freshly baked bread, wine and even a splinter box, so popular throughout the Erzgebirge in former times for safekeeping small valuables. There’s a cold wind blowing outside, as evidenced by the girl’s warm scarf and thick wool socks. Her young companion is meanwhile keeping one hand warm in his pocket.
The delightful figurine composition was designed more than 40 years ago by Olly Wendt as a gift for friends and family. They were never produced in series and have been seen in 2014 for the very first time by the general public.
Conceived more than 40 years ago as a gift for family and friends by Olly Wendt, the creative designer at Grete Wendt’s side, the boy with tree first appeared to a large audience in autumn 2014 and has been spreading a touch of wintery spirit ever since. He has never been manufactured in volume before. Bundled up in his warm clothes and furnished with holiday accessories, this figurine will definitely make unusual accent pieces.
Place your favorite figurines in the limelight with the display shelf available in dark wood. It comes in two sizes, large and small, and its seven sliding disks can be positioned individually or all together to create a different stage every time.
Place your favorite figurines in the limelight with the new display shelf available in pale green. It comes in two sizes, large and small, and its seven sliding disks can be positioned individually or all together to create a different stage every time.
Place your favorite figurines in the limelight with the new display shelf available in natural wood. It comes in two sizes, large and small, and its seven sliding disks can be positioned individually or all together to create a different stage every time.
Where do the Blossom Kinder and Friends go for their well-deserved winter sleep when in Advent they hand over their stage to the angels and Santa Claus?
They can rest in comfort, carefully protected in our sturdy high-quality “Treasure Chest”. And because the Blossom Kinder, animal figurines and messengers of spring come in different shapes and sizes, the box has compartments with different dimensions. Using the flexible dividers, you can create up to 39 compartments customized “winter quarters” for your treasures.