The art of craftsmanship

Wendt & Kühn has stood for fine German craftsmanship at its most beautiful since 1915. At Wendt & Kühn, the mastery and artistry of figurine manufacturing has been passed down from generation to generation. We draw on a wealth of original samples and designs in conscientiously developing them in contemporary interpretations.

My Wendt & Kühn

Did you know that Wendt & Kühn that you can add your own personal inscription to selected figurines? That`s what our “My Wendt & Kühn” offer is all about: High-quality unique pieces, never to be duplicated again in all the world. A distinctively personal way to say “thanks”, extend birthday wishes or commemorate a baptism. The Grünhainichen figurines are always delighted to take on the role of a personable well-wisher.

A Century of Eleven Dot Angels

In 2023 the green-winged heavenly messengers with their characteristic eleven white dots will mark a momentous milestone – and we’ll be celebrating with special promotions, unforgettable events, and of course, a spectacular product line. Discover all you want to know about the anniversary here.

May we present

New additions for this year

Allow yourself to be captivated by the unique interplay of colors, the gentle smiling faces and the harmony that these new figurines radiate. The new Eleven Dot Angel in the large orchestra, for example, is getting in tune for its next performance – in the truest sense of the word, and the colorful Blossom Child delights us with the impressive flower on her spring gentian. The Gnome with a full sack on his back goes about his business full of purpose. He was created by Grete Wendt in 1926 and probably produced until 1966. After nearly 60 years in the Grand Sample Cabinet he is all the more delighted to help his gnome friends doing jobs around the house and garden. At the same time, a new Angel Wearing Crown with beautifully painted blue wings and clothed in coral-colored robes is making its way out into the world to join the other angels, holding a drum.

The Eleven Dot Angel with Tuning Fork, the Angel with the Easter Egg and the Blossom Child will all be available from our in-house stores in Grünhainichen and Seiffen from March 4, and from any of our authorized retailers from March 11. The Gnome, the Angel Wearing Crown and other figurines will be available from May onwards. Click here to see an overview of our 2024 collection.

An ambassador for children’s rights

A project close to our hearts

Eleven Dot Angels have the power to keep childhood memories alive and to bring joy to young and old alike. All the harmony and childlike innocence conveyed by our figurines, however, must be set against the harsh reality that not all children in this world enjoy a carefree childhood. This is where the obligation of the “grown-ups” starts, to ensure that the children of today and tomorrow grow up in a loving environment. With the help of the Eleven Dot Angels’ inherent strength and the open hearts of Wendt & Kühn fans we wish to support the work of the World Childhood Foundation Germany going forward. The Foundation was founded 25 years ago by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Find out more about this project that is close to our hearts

 

Happy Birthday!

A charming greeting

Four of the angels have practiced long and hard in order to serenade themselves and their friends at the 100th birthday celebrations in 2023. Composed of two violins, a cello and a double bass, this quartet enchants not only their fellow Eleven Dot Angels with their merry playing, but from now onwards their admirers and followers all over the world, as well. And in particular birthday boys and girls of all ages. You can view and share the clip here.

The Composer

Gold Edition No 16


The notes the angel is holding in its hands appear to be dancing up and down. It embodies most impressively the magic that music generates. It awakens emotions without the need for words. But what is the melody hiding within the notes on the stave? With the first notes of “Happy Birthday”, the composer strikes up what is probably the best-known birthday song – to mark the anniversary of the Eleven Dot Angels and the birthdays of all their admirers. Lovingly fashioned by hand the figurine expresses the skill of the craftsman in creating an exclusive work of art. This angel will bestow on its owner the magic of music throughout their life.

This angel continues the range of unique pieces which now includes 16 figurines. The edition with the gold-plated base will only be manufactured this year and is limited to 22,222 pieces. This Gold Edition is available at both our ‘Worlds’ in Grünhainichen and Seiffen and from authorized retailers.

The joys of winter

Recommendation of the month

The girl’s fully laden sleigh crunches its way through the snow. Safely stowed on board are a star, bread, wine and a decorated splinter box. Where is she going? Her warm headscarf and thick socks tell us that outside there is a cold wind blowing. The Boy with Tree has put his hand in his pocket to protect it from the cold. Wrapped up warm and snug, this companionable pair are ready to accompany you through the cold winter months.

Decorative ideas to take you through the year

Lovingly displayed

In the “Decorating” section you will find a wealth of ideas for using our enchanting figurines, such as the Blossom Kinder, Gnomes, Marguerite and Eleven-Dot Angels, to create decorative scenes at home. Take time to regularly rearrange your favorite figurines so you can enjoy them all the year round.