Hummel The Photographer

Goebel Germany exclusive edition choir girl with dog. Excellent condition


Inches: 4x3x2

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June 3, 2024
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Hi Abbee, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Hummel figurines are a popular line of porcelain collectibles that depict children in various endearing and nostalgic scenes. They are named after Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, a German Franciscan nun and artist who created the original artwork that inspired the figurines. The history of Hummel figurines dates back to the early 20th century. In the 1930s, Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel's artwork caught the attention of Franz Goebel, the owner of a porcelain company in Germany. Goebel recognized the charm and appeal of Hummel's illustrations and sought to transform them into three-dimensional figurines. The first Hummel figurines were introduced in 1935. They were made of porcelain and featured hand-painted details. The figurines depicted children engaged in various activities like playing instruments, gardening, reading, or simply engaging in innocent play. Sister Hummel's artwork emphasized the purity and simplicity of childhood, and these qualities were beautifully captured in the figurines. Hummel figurines gained widespread popularity, both in Germany and internationally, and became highly collectible. They were especially beloved in the United States, where they found a large and enthusiastic market. The figurines were admired for their intricate craftsmanship, attention to detail, and the emotional connection they evoked. Collectors often focused on acquiring specific figurines or completing sets, and while rare or discontinued pieces can become highly sought-after and valuable, the vast majority of figurines remain modestly valued. It's worth noting that in 2009, the Goebel company announced that it would cease production of Hummel figurines due to financial difficulties. However, the trademark rights and production were subsequently acquired by the Manufaktur Rödental company, ensuring that new Hummel figurines continue to be made to this day. Hummel figurines remain a beloved collectible for enthusiasts around the world. Their timeless appeal, nostalgic charm, and association with the innocence of childhood have made them enduring treasures for many collectors. Whether you appreciate them for their artistic value or sentimental connection, Hummel figurines continue to capture the hearts of both new and seasoned collectors. The "Exclusive Editions" line is so new it rarely comes to the market and unfortunately does not have the same demand as the older and more collectible Hummels. Most "Exclusive Editions" figurines rarely bring more than $25 at auction today Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is: A large vintage MI Hummel painted porcelain "Wintertime Duet" figurine From the "Exclusive Editions" line Made by Goebel, Germany, Model #2134, bearing the underglaze TMK-8 mark, which has been in use since 2000. Depicting a young girl, standing and holding a choral book and singing, a dog at her feet. On an oval base, marked underneath. 4 inches tall CONDITION: appears to be in good condition PROVENANCE: inherited $20-30* *represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary. Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.