HUMMEL FIGURINE 7/X TMK 7 Merry Wanderer JUMBO E15 CN

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 25,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
ST E15 CN 2.18 OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE! PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE PICTURES AND DESCRIPTION BELOW AS A GUIDE TO WHAT YOU WILL BE RECEIVING IF YOU WIN THIS AUCTION! To view other great items !
AUCTION INFORMATION Up for auction is a beautiful Jumbo Hummel/Goebel Figurine Merry Wanderer # 7/X TMK 7 Approximate Height: 32" Sorry, No Box! Condition: We see no chips, paint chips, repairs, or crazing on this piece. Please look at photos below and ask us any questions pertaining to the piece before bidding.
Shipping information: There is a $200 handling fee to account for the professional packing that will be invlolved in safely shipping this piece. The item can also be picked up from our facility by appointment. Please remember, this is an auction so you are outbidding people. We try to be very accurate, but all sales are final. Please note, insurance is included as part of the shipping cost. 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"), there 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.

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