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Introducing the newest R. John Wright series “Heinzel-Four Seasons" licensed from the estate of famed Austrian illustrator, Ida Bohatta, who created children's books in the early 1900's.   Heinzel is a whimsical 5" gnome who inhabits the world of nature with all his bird, insect and animal friends. The "Heinzel-Four Seasons" series will consist of four Heinzels appropriately dressed accompanied by a bird, insect, or animal companion.


"Heinzel-Spring" w/caterpillar          June, 2022
"Heinzel-Summer" w/field mouse    August, 2022
"Heinzel-Fall" w/red squirrel              October, 2022
"Heinzel-Winter"  w/winter bird        December, 2022

Pre-orders now being accepted. Order now to insure matching numbers. Photos coming soon.


The first in this enchanting series is "Spring".  Heinzel is ready to work in his garden. He is outfitted with felt pants and gardening apron over a sturdy muslin shirt and hand cobbled leather slippers.  His felt "morning glory" hat shades him from the sun, as he plants  his seedlings with his cast metal garden trowel and fork.  He waters  them lovingly with his custom made watering can and hopes that his caterpillar guest won't decide to dine on them while they grow.

Heinzel is made entirely of felt and is ball and socket jointed at neck and shoulders. He comes complete with his caterpillar friend who looks guiltily at Heinzel with his black glass eyes. Made of silk and felt, it is artfully airbrushed with hand applied red spots. The hand made accessories are all created at the RJW facility in Bennington, VT.

"Heinzel-Four Seasons" is  limited to only 100 pieces each worldwide.  Matching edition numbers  are offered subject to availability.  Each Heinzel comes enclosed in a deluxe presentation box. The interior is lined with the corresponding Ida Bohatta scene for the season. Each comes with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

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