Friday, July 31, 2009

Hummel tea party

 Hummel figurines originated in the twentieth century with a Franciscan nun named Beta Hummel.  The sister signed an agreement with the German firm W. Goebel Porzellanfahrik in January of 1935.  These figurines of happy, cherubic children became immensely popular and remain highly collectible today.     

Sister Hummel died in 1946 leaving a collection of her drawings that Goebel uses today to produce new M. I. Hummel figurines.  The convent of Siessen and Goebel still work together to insure that Sister Hummel’s work lives on.

Hummel Tea Party

7 comments:

Bernideen said...

Lovely Hummel and great information!

Hootie said...

I had no idea about the history of Hummels. I have a few that I inherited. Thanks for the info.! :)

Southern Touch Catering said...

Too sweet

Angela McRae said...

That is such a sweet figurine! I think Hummels will always be "classics" in the collectibles world. Years ago, I was into dollhouse miniatures and stopped by a gift shop in the mountains that sold Hummel miniature figurines -- about 1 inch tall. I asked to see one and was stunned when I learned it was well over a hundred dollars!

Duchess of Tea said...

My sister collects Hummels and loves tea, I am surprised she doesn't have this one, great post as always.

Have a nice Monday

Duchess xx

Marilyn Miller said...

Very cute!

Steph said...

I didn't know of this history, either. Thank you for sharing!

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