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1- Vintage Goebel M.I. Hummel Happy Traveler Boy with umbrella. This figurine depicts a boy whistling while walking and carrying an orange umbrella under his arm. The M.I. Hummel mark is embossed along the top edge of the base. The Hummel symbol is ink stamped in blue with a full baby bee floating below the top of the V on the bottom. Thought to be TMK-2, used 1940-1959. Western Germany is stamped in green. 5" Tall. 2- Vintage 1963 Girl with Flowers "For Mother" #257. Measures 5.25" tall. 3- 1948 Home From Market #198 1948 Boy with Umbrella and a Piglet in a Basket. 4.75". Weight on all 14 oz. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. The sketch art of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel began to appear in the 1930s in Germany and Switzerland, mostly pastoral drawings of children. The Swiss 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.



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Estimate $100 - $175May 21, 2017