Overview sale - Originals

The Brushthief - Louis Romeiss - 66 cm / 26 inch ~1900

Louis Romeiss Gnome

Gnome with walking stick and basket


Louis Romeiss

(designed by: Hermann Romeiss)

approx 1900

Graefenroda Thueringa

66 cm / 26"


It is incredible. I know this face. When I was child back in the fiftyth, there were a lot of refugees from Bohemia, that settled in our little village. One of the grandfathers looked exactly like this gnome. 

Louis Romeiss started his Ceramic manufactory in 1888 in Graefenroda, Thuringa. His son Hermann, born in 1880, was the modeler. I know two other figures from Louis Romeiss with the same face. One is a gardener and the otherone is a hunter.

This gnome is not casted, the clay is pressed by hand into the molds. This is the older technique.

1.500,00 €

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Charming Bookworm - Heissner ~1920 ... Original restored

Bookworm - Heissner gnome

Gnome reading a book


Aug. Heissner

(designed by: Prof. Paul Lothar Mueller)

approx 1920

Graefenroda Thueringa

34 cm / 13.4"


Heissner poduced several different versions of this gnome. This one looks very simular to the figure named "Gnome Doctor", which is designed by the famous gnome painter Prof. Paul Lothar Mueller (1869 -1956) for Heissner before 1920. The gnome had several layers of old colours, which we burnt off in a ceramic oven at ~1650°F. Then the chap was painted completely in the old tradional style that was usual at the century turn of 1900.

250,00 €

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Finest Original Heissner classic ~1950


Gnome with a squirrel


Aug. Heissner

approx 1950

Graefenroda Thueringa

Lauterbach Hessen

43 cm / 17"


A few of the Heissner gnomes classics have names, like this one is named "friendship". Most of the gnomes only have numbers. Heissner poduced several different versions of this gnome. This one is pretty large and pretty rare. This Original is in collectors quality. 

850,00 €

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Absolute Highlight - original production - "be back soon"

Lucky Ones

Gnome with little pig

Finest ceramic production

from original mother molds

by Eckardt & Mentz

approx 1900

Graefenroda Thueringa

43 cm / 17"


This gnome is a very special production. Last year I got the original mother molds from an old charming gnome, first produced for Eckardt & Mentz in Graefenroda, Thueringa in approx 1900, later produced by Griebel, Graefenrada. Working with original mother molds, the result of your work ist NOT a reproduction. It is an ORIGINAL. This gnome is not a cast, the clay is pressed in the same way like 1900 by hand into the molds and then the parts are slickered together with fluid clay and fired hard at 2100° F. The special painting gives the gnome his soul. Special Thanks to Frank Ullrich from the Thueringa Gnome Museum.

The gnome is numbered and signed. 1/10 KM

490,00 €

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Rare gnomes .....  more than 100 years old

Jewellery holder

30" large Gnome  !!!

extrem rare !!!!!!!!


unknown manufactor



This gnome is produced in an old style where the figure parts were not cast with liquid clay. You squeeze the clay into the mold with the fingers and a so called rubber lip. The expression of the face reminds on the modellers of Bernhard Blochs manufactory.

1.200,00 €

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German Gardengnome


Balzer & Bock

Graefenroda Thueringen



This gnome is in a very good original condition. We just cleaned the chap and refreshed the colours.

280,00 €

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Nibelung Helmet

German Mythological Gnome

Finest fayance ceramic

unknown artist


very good original condition

10.2" high, 13.8" wide


This extremly rare Gnome is a very professional and fine fayance ceramic from an unknown Bohemian artist. It is marked ( see photos). The figure is one of the highlights of our large collection. The gnome has a nibelung helmet in his hands, which may be used for plants, fruit, candy or as a wine cooler.

750,00 €

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Tabacco box

Humidor with Gnome


Bernhard Bloch


H 7.9" / L 5.5" /  W 4.0"


This charming humidor / tobaccobox is marked. At the bottom the mark is "1650" and the cover is "23". The condition is excellent and original. 

600,00 €

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