In a wood chip box and on a wood base the flower child leads the Deer through the countryside.
4" tall by 5-3/4" wide.
The deer has a bell around his neck and carries two packsacks of flowers.
Created in the Erzgebirge, Germany.
Each box is numbered. And we are fortunate to have ones that are in the teens and 20s.
New for 2018, Wendt and Kühn brings us this Small Grünhainichen Angel in Toy Village. Two-inches high the Grünhainichen angel brings to life the toy-making tradition of the Erzgebirge. The Angel holds a traditional splinter box on its lap filled with treasures. In it are stored the Angel's favorite toys: a house with a red roof, a little green tree, and a small wooden horse with even smaller ears. All are reminders of the wonderful, world-famous toys that are created in Wendt and Kühn's home, Germany's Toy Villages, in the Erzgebirge that bring happiness to children all around the world.
A very special piece for all of us who love the Erzgebirge's wonderful folk art.
We have carried a selection of Bettina Franke's delightful folk art from the beginning of My Growing Traditions - first discovering her workshop in the Seiffen area in the late 1990s.
Coming from a family of woodcarvers (including a great-great-grandfather, her grandfathers [in the 1930s] and her mother [beginning in 1956], who was one of the first women woodcarvers), in 1981 Bettina completed her master craftsman training and founded her own company under the "Gänseliesel" brand -
We are especially fond of her Santas and are proud to carry her Santa Gift Box
as well as her Santa Pulling a Sled
Her Santas are simply delightful!
Since 2009, Wendt and Kühn has crafted a series of figurines with accessories that are 24 karat gold-plated. This year - new for 2017 - Wendt and Kühn presents two versions of their Gold Edition No. 10 Grünhainichen Angel / The Reader / Words for Eternity.
The Limited edition (22,222 pieces) is with a 24-karat Gold-plated Metal Book and Base and comes in a wood Splinter Box.
With a golden book open in its hands the reader encourages every viewer to think and dream. But what is being read aloud? Is it fairy tales, poems, or perhaps stories written about life itself? This is left entirely to one's imagination.
The Limited Edition has an individual serial number printed on the underside of each figurine, on the base of its attractive splinter box, and also in the lovingly designed accompanying leaflet. This makes every Angel a valuable and unique piece.
The Gold Edition Reader is also available on a grey base with with the gold-plated book.
A very special addition to your collection.
They have many names - Spanbaum, span trees, wood shaved trees, chip or chipped trees, twilled trees, splinter, and curled trees. The German word span means chip in English.
The one pictured here is 14" tall. They come in four sizes: 8", 10", 12," and 14" - find them here
They are unique to the Erzgebirge - Germany's Christmas Center and Toy Village of wood working craftsmen.
Use them to add a bit of elegance to your holidays - charming on a Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
Find these wonderful Emil Helbig Easter pieces and more here - an artful addition to your Celebration, and on Sale!
Enjoy our Emil Helbig Workshop Pinterest Board.