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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 31, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
MP M328 sd 3.26 OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE! To view other great items click ! 's a short home-made video about buying hummels on ebay: AUCTION INFORMATION Please note, we have paypal required on our listings. Please contact us if you do not have a paypal account and we can add you to our exemption list. Please do not wait until the last minute to bid. It only works if your paypal account is linked to your ebay account or if you are on our exemption list. Put in a bid early to make sure it all goes well. You don't want to miss out in the last minute! Up for auction is a beautiful Hummel/Goebel Club Figurine: A Sweet Offering # 549 3/0 TMK 7 Approximate Height: 3.5" C ondition: We do not see any chips, cracks, crazing or repairs!:-) This figurine includes its original box and paking materials! PHOTOS BELOW ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM(S) YOU WILL RECEIVE Hummel is a line of ceramic figurines based on the artistic style of German nun Maria Innocentia Hummel. Alongside Spain's Lladro, it is a world renowned series of products.
The Hummel figurines that Goebel is most famous for producing are uniformly "cute." The first figurines were sold in 1935, and have since become a kitsch icon. The figurines are all based on the drawings and paintings of children by sister Hummel. Though much of the art was done in the 1930s, the newer figurines have adopted a more contemporary appearance.

In addition to the figures of children (which are what most people think of as "Hummels"), t are also Hummel saints which bear no resemblance stylistically to the playful children figurines.

Sister Hummel's works were discovered by Franz Goebel after a small publisher began printing her artwork as postcards. Goebel started production of the figurines under the authorization of the Convent of Siessen. Although she died in 1946 from tuberculosis, Goebel carries her legacy.

Goebel announced on 2008-06-18 that the Hummel line will be discontinued. But on February 6, 2009, Goebel announed that they had found an investor to take over manufacturing facilities and rights for M.I. Hummel Figurines under the newly founded Manufaktur Rodental GmbH.

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