Boy with Tulip

Boy with Tulip

Wendt and Kühn Blossom Kinder (Flower Children) Collection

5" tall

WK no. 5248/23

with a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box

Made in Germany

Tulip - a Declaration of Love

"Holland is world renowned for their colorful tulips. Ask anyone, anywhere, to name things that are definitely Dutch, and the answer will invariably include not only windmills and wooden shoes, but most definitely tulips. Today almost half of Holland's 44,430 acres of flower bulb farms are dedicated to them!

The Promise of Spring

The history of tulips is as colorful as the flowers. In the 1600s, tulips were pleasures only the very wealthy could enjoy. Rare and beautiful, they were status symbols of European aristocrats. Then, a buying mania exploded. By 1624, the craze had reached such epic proportions that a single bulb fetched a whopping 4,500 guilders ($2,250 U.S.), plus a horse and carriage! Reaching its heyday in the years 1634 to 1637, the period known as Tulipomania is often compared to the stock market craze of the 1920s.

Despite their stately appearance, tulips are no longer confined to the realm of the aristocracy; instead, they have become one of the most popular of the spring-flowering bulbs. There's a Dutch saying that every bulb holds a promise--a promise of a world alive with color and good cheer. Certainly, the exuberant colors and dependable flowering of tulips fill that promise." - National Gardening Association 

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!
Item No. WK5248/23

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