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.
In dieser Form wurde der emsige Verpackungskünstler noch nie gefertigt. Ideengeber für die Figur war eine historische Zeichnung von 1926, die ein sitzendes Heinzelmännchen zeigt, welches etwas auf dem Schoß trägt. Was genau, blieb Grete Wendts Geheimnis. Uns inspirierte die geheimnisvolle Zeichnung zum Entwurf des Heinzels mit Geschenk.
The Girl with Cherry Blossom will add a colorful note to the “Blossom Kinder and Friends” collection, from spring 2015 onwards. With her delicate pastel tones and intricately crafted branch of cherry blossom she strikes an impressive figure and provides inspiration for colorful spring displays or personal gifts.
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. A new addition to the “Blossom Kinder and Friends” collection, this happy little girl provides inspiration for fresh springtime decorating, from spring onwards.
The year’s first rays of sun bring nature back to life. It starts slowly, visible only to the eye that is searching for it, until finally bursting with energy and color, the tulips announce in their infinite variety that spring is here! Bearing this joyful message a boy has now come to swell the ranks of Blossom Kinder.
Es macht Freude, die vielen liebevollen Details zu entdecken, die dem Mädchen, das dieses Jahr die Schar der fröhlichen Blumenkinder ergänzt, seinen Charme verleihen: die frechen Zöpfe, das gepunktete Kleid, der feine Blusenkragen. Detailverliebtheit zeichnet auch den Blaustern aus, den es in seinen Händen hält. Sechs grazile Blätter vereinen sich zu zarten Blütensternen, die durch ihre lasierende Bemalung in unterschiedlichen Nuancen schimmern.
Beeindruckend ähnlich sehen sich die zarte Blume und ihr hölzernes Abbild, welches das fröhliche Mädchen in den Händen hält. Fünf schneeweiße Kelchblätter rahmen die grazilen gelben Staubblätter, die mit feinem Pinsel und besonders ruhiger Hand gemalt werden.
Mindestens genauso faszinierend ist das filigrane Blumenmuster, das den Rock des Mädchens ziert – fast 30 winzige Blümchen erblühen auf dem rosaroten Stoff. Auch die Haarsträhnen, die unter der Mütze hervorlugen, und die frechen Zöpfe gehören zu den liebevollen Details, die dem Mädchen einen unverwechselbaren Charme verleihen.
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.
Please be sure to keep the wick of your candle trimmed (to about 0.5 cm) so it will only burn down on the inside. A fire stopper at the base ensures the flame will safely extinguish at the right time.
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!
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 fi ne paint brush, have fallen next to her on the meadow.
We have created a 24-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring a picture of the Sterntaler-Girl, which is available immediately. An enchanting gift, particularly for young fans of fairy tales.
Conceived more than 40 years ago as a gift for family and friends by Olly Wendt, the creative designer at Grete Wendt’s side, this is the first time this girl with sleigh is setting out to spread a touch of wintery spirit among a large audience. She has never been manufactured in volume before. Bundled up in her warm clothes and furnished with holiday accessories, this figurine will definitely make unusual accent pieces.
Conceived more than 40 years ago as a gift for family and friends by Olly Wendt, the creative designer at Grete Wendt’s side, this is the first time the boy with tree is setting out to spread a touch of wintery spirit among a large audience. 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.
Are you looking for an unusual present? Something stylish, timeless and valuable? The new gift sets from Wendt & Kühn are all of these things. With great care we have selected representative figurines from the different families and arranged them in groups. The figurines are securely packed in a gift box. These sets are perfect for both “newcomers” and for those who are just starting out on their collector’s journey.
Place your favorite figurines in the limelight with the new 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.
This year we are adding two further variations to the three-tiered Flower Meadow: a five-tiered one and a smaller version of the three-tiered one. This will provide more options for displaying the Blossom Kinder and their Friends on a stage worthy of them.
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 now 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.