M.I. Hummel figurines are the world’s most beloved collectibles, a tribute to the spirit of childhood that they so masterfully reflect, and to the talent of a brilliant artist. Berta Hummel(Maria Innocentia) was born in Massing, Bavaria in 1909 with a wonderful gift – an instinct for observing her world and translating her observations into drawings, especially of children. In 1927, Maria enrolled in Munich’s famed Academy of Applied Arts. Accepted as postulant at the Siessen Convent and 1934 took her first religious vows. In 1935 Maria Innocentia Hummel authorised W.Goebel Porzellanfabrik to produce Hummel figurines at the spring fair in Leipzig, Germany. All production was approved by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel and Siessen Convent.
Unfortunately Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel died in 1946 of tuberculosis but her drawing & figurines continue to delight many. After her death the convent still approved every M.I Hummel figurine before Goebel can begin production and the royalties the convent receives from Goebel endow charities programs throughout the world. Unfortunately Goebel decides to cease production of Hummel in 2009. McGlades Jewellers was lucky enough to obtain most of the available stock in Australia and have over 300 pieces available, many limited editions.
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