Hummel Ring Around the Rosie Sells at Auction Recent price realized: TMK6 Ring Around the Rosie, sells for $873.00 through bakertownecollectables of www.VintageRareStuff.com.
Goebel ceases production and then resumes...
News-Antique.com - Feb 13,2009 - Recent price realized: TMK6 Ring Around the Rosie, sells for $873.00 through bakertownecollectables of www.VintageRareStuff.com.
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, but it has not yet positively impacted the value of these figurines as compared with the retail prices at which most were purchased. In february, they annouced:
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM GERMANY
M.I. Hummel figurines find new home at old location
Rodental, 6 February 2009 -
* Investor takes over manufacturing facilities and rights for M.I. Hummel figurines by Goebel
* Newly founded Manufaktur Rodental GmbH plans to resume
M.I. Hummel production in February, initially with around 30 employees