This early Hummel figurine by Goebel is in good condition with no crazing, cracks or chips. Signed to base with Goebels 'flying bee within a V' and W.Germany. 11.5cm high. Name sticker is still present.
Hummel figurines are a series based on the drawings of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, O.S.F.
The sketch art of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel began to appear in the 1930s in Germany and Switzerland, mostly pastoral drawings of children. The German art publisher Ars Sacra was involved in the early popularization of the art on postcards. Hummel's "art cards" became popular throughout Germany, catching the eye of Franz Goebel, porcelain maker and head of W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik. Goebel acquired rights to turn Hummel's drawing into figurines, producing the first line in 1935.
These pieces were also extremely popular during ww2 as the American soldiers used to send them to their families back home.