Hardworking Marguerite Angels

Their many and varied activities make them sought-after collector’s items and charming gifts. There are now more than 40 Marguerite Angels which capture the hearts of young and old alike. Whether it is a standing figurine or one sitting on a little blue bench, they can always be rearranged into fresh groupings so that they tell a different story every time.

Their history

On February 2, 1925 Olly Wendt took up her pencil and sketched a delicate-looking creature in a white dress with tiny blue and white wings and a crown of Marguerites in their blonde hair.

In 1929 there followed three upright four-centimeter-high angels in white dresses, which she turned into well-wishers by giving them a cake, a small tree and two candles.

From 1935 onwards they were joined by a host of suspended angels and since 1958, the Marguerite Angels in Rings have also featured in the collection.

Design and form

The childlike innocence of the Marguerite Angels from Wendt & Kühn lends them an irresistible charm. Delicate, almost fragile, most of them are no more than four-centimeters-high, and what they hold is their hands is usually even tinier: a bag of roasted almonds being filled with a tiny scoop, a telephone and a nutcracker, Christmas tree decorations in miniature. Making these miniature figurines requires a steady hand, a good eye and exceptional dexterity.

Expertly staged

If your collection of Marguerite Angels has already grown into a considerable host then the Angel Mountains from Wendt & Kühn provide the perfect platform on which to display them. The blue of the mountains picks up the hint of blue in their feathered wings. On these mountains you can create heavenly scenes that invite you to tell stories and to dream.

It is not only when they are arranged on a sideboard or Angel Mountain that the Marguerite Angels look their most endearing, they also look absolutely captivating when suspended high on a delicate thread or sitting by candlelight in a golden ring on the Christmas tree. These delicate white beings stand out beautifully against a background of fresh greenery such as branches of fir or eucalyptus.