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Wendt and Kühn Gold Edition #13 - the Dreamer with Butterfly / New for 2020

Posted on May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 2020 Wendt and Kühn Gold Edition is #13 - the Dreamer with Golden Butterfly.     

Available in the Limited Edition (shown above) and with simply the "golden" butterfly:     

The Dreamer is very special, with 24-karat Gold-plated butterfly (and for the Limited Edition 24-karat Gold-plated butterfly and base in a splinter box). As Wendt and Kuehn explains: "No-one has expressed the power of positivity more fittingly than that well-known fan of Wendt and Kuehn figurines, the famous Walt Disney himself: 'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.' And this year's Gold Edition... the Dreamer is truly a perfect dream. When we created the 'Angel with Golden Butterfly' a year ago, little could we have known how symbolic its meaning would be for the times we find ourselves in today. A wonderful gift for small people with big dreams and for grown-ups...." who simply stated, cherish the ability to dream.

Both are available now and you can find them here.

Enjoy!

Posted in Angels, Erzgebirge, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

Wendt and Kühn Angel Musician with Two-Tone Block / New for 2020

Posted on March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

For 2020 Wendt and Kühn has introduced the Angel Musician with Two-Tone Block.

     

The Two-Tone block is a percussion instrument made of wood, usually teak.

     

Two-tone blocks became known through early jazz music. It is an instrument that produces its sound through the use of the material from which it is made, without needing strings or a stretched skin. Composers have used two-tone blocks to imitate a variety of effects from horses' hooves to a dripping tap and a ticking clock.

2-1/4" tall

WK no. 650/79 with a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box

Made in Germany

Available in Blonde or Brunette hair color.

Now available - shop here

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Wendt and Kühn of Grünhainichen, Germany,
a "Toymakers Village"- since 1915 
Imaginative, unique, elegant, and delicate
figurines from a traditional workshop -
meticulously hand-crafted by 155 artisans -
80 are painters,
but only four (4) paint faces.
Winner of the 1937 World's Fair, Paris
Gold Medal - Grand Prix
Simply Exquisite!

Posted in Angels, Erzgebirge, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

WENDT & KÜHN ELEGANT LIMITED EDITION MADONNAS WITH CHILD INTRODUCED IN 2020

Posted on February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wendt and Kühn has introduced two exquisite Limited Edition Madonnas with Child.  

       

 

These figurines are masterpieces made exclusively to order. They are available by SPECIAL ORDER (see the details below) and are 16-1/2" tall. Each year Wendt and Kühn will create only 100 pieces. The label on the underside of the base will show its number out of 100 together with the year it was made. My Growing Traditions is offering them at a savings of $300.00. 

The two Madonnas offered are very different in appearance. While the Madonna in the dark-blue richly painted dress exudes elegance, the one with the pale-blue robe touches us with her gentle demeanor. Regardless of which version you choose, the skill and artistry that has gone into their painting means these impressive large figurines represent the master craftsmanship of the Wendt and Kühn workshops like no others.

    

To order please call My Growing Traditions at 1-877-831-6077 (Eastern Time).

Each extraordinary Madonna will be produced exclusively to order, one by one. These pieces require a very high degree of craftsmanship from the skilled craftsmen and women at the Wendt and Kuehn workshops.

A $750.00 non-refundable deposit will be required.  Once ordered this item cannot be canceled, it is limited to 100 pieces per year and if not available it will come the next year. In placing your order you agree to wait for delivery.

Brunette or Blonde hair color may be requested, but is not guaranteed.

It is not known whether Grete Wendt was interested in the Virgin Mary in a religious sense or if she took a more humanistic view of the Madonna as a depiction of a mother and child. What we do know is that she was very taken with a particular painting of the Madonna, the “The Virgin and Child with a Pear” 

by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a German painter. A reproduction of this work hung on the wall of her living room.

In the coming years Wendt and Kühn intends to select with great care, and at regular intervals, a number of genuine treasures from their extraordinary treasure trove of designs.

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Wendt and Kühn of Grünhainichen, Germany,
a "Toymakers Village"- since 1915 
Imaginative, unique, elegant, and delicate
figurines from a traditional workshop -
meticulously hand-crafted by 155 artisans -
80 are painters,
but only four (4) paint faces.
Winner of the 1937 World's Fair, Paris
Gold Medal - Grand Prix
Simply Exquisite!

 

Posted in Angels, Christmas Legends, Christmas Traditions, Erzgebirge, German Christmas, German Folk Art, Sale, Wendt and Kühn

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Posted in Angels, Christmas Traditions, Erzgebirge, German Christmas, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

A new annual Special Edition Series from Wendt and Kühn to Celebrate Advent and Saint Nicholas Day

Posted on October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wendt and Kühn is creating a new annual special edition series, meant to be a small, perfect, yet precious gift for Advent or Saint Nicholas Day (December 6).

For 2019 they give us a charming Angel on a Star at 2" tall. The Angel is similar to the legendary Angel 28 designed by Grete Wendt even before Wendt and Kühn was founded. The Angel has a special label on the underside of its base with the words "Zum Weihnachtsfest 2019" (For Christmas 2019) and comes in the Green and Gold Wendt and Kuehn presentation box.

Angel on a Star 
A truly extraordinary gift! 

 

 

Posted in Advent, Angels, Christmas Traditions, German Christmas, German Folk Art, German Traditions, Wendt and Kühn

Now Available from Wendt and Kühn, Gold Edition No. 12 /The Companion with a 24-karat Gold-plated Pocket Watch

Posted on July 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

New for 2019 - Wendt and Kühn Gold Edition No. 12. Grünhainichen Angel / The Companion - with a 24-karat Gold-plated Pocket Watch and chain.

Holding his costly gold pocket watch firmly in his hand he is able to slow down time, just a little. Calmly, he accompanies us through many a hectic day and reminds us to make time for the really important things - a guide to escort us through time, and to guard those treasured moments.

Since 2009, Wendt and Kühn has crafted a series of figurines with accessories that are 24 karat gold-plated. 

This Wendt and Kühn Grünhainichen Angel comes with the hair color of your choice - Blonde or Brunette - and in a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box

The Companion is also available in a Limited Edition (of 22,222 pieces) with a 24-karat Gold-plated pocket watch and base in a Splinter Box.

Special editions to your Wendt and Kühn collection.

Posted in Angels, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

Travel with your Globetrotter

Posted on January 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wendt & Kühn is offering a drawing for a prize of one of ten of the 2019 next Gold Edition Angel. Read the details below...

Globetrotter on tour

ONCE AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD …

Travel stands for a spirit of adventure and discovery, it opens our eyes and teaches us tolerance. Whether you are travelling near or far, to exotic lands or to find yourself. The new Gold Edition from Wendt & Kühn, the Globetrotter, aims to discover the world – accompanied by you! Simply photograph your Globetrotter in well-known locations or in front of tourist attractions around the globe and upload your picture directly to our website by 01 August 2019.

As a thank-you we will enter all participants into a prize draw to win one of ten examples of the next Gold Edition. Want to know more? You will find all the details here and see all the wonderful places the Globetrotter has discovered.

Find your Globetrotter here - Gold Edition No. 11. Grünhainichen Angel / The Globetrotter - with a 24-karat Gold-plated Suitcase.  

or the Globetrotter in a Splinter Box with a Gold-Plated Base.   

Good luck and Happy Travels!

Posted in Angels, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

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