M.I. Hummel Choice of Porcelain Hand-Crafted Figurine

Choices: Precious Pony or Curious Colt

Own an authentic European treasure to cherish and enjoy! First created by Berta Hummel and produced in finest German porcelain factories, this choice of Curious Colt and Precious Pony figurines showcase the love and joy of a little boy and girl for their pet. Fine and intricately detailed artwork is all done by hand by master craftsmen and women while the glazed finish on the figurine makes this a real find.

For certifying the authenticity, each and every figurine bears the M.I. Hummel signature incised. Also, fired in the bottom is the Hummel manufacturing brand with the famous Bumble bee logo. Finally, the initials of the German painters who apply up to 20 different colors on each figurine. Before the figurine leaves the factory, it is passionately taken up to 1000 times and passed around through different hands for final inspection.

  • Materials: Hand-crafted and hand-painted porcelain
  • Dimensions:
    Precious Pony: 2-1/4"L x 3"W x 4"H
    Curious Colt: 2-1/4" x 3"W x 4-1/4"H
  • Includes: Figurine, biography insert of Berta Hummel, decorative gift box
  • Care Instructions: Wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth
  • Country of Origin: Germany

About Berta Hummel:
Berta Hummel (later Maria Innocentia Hummel - M.I. Hummel after she joined the congregate of Siessen/Bavaria) was born 1909 in Bavaria/Germany. She passed away at only 37 years of age in 1946. To preserve the wonderful memories of her childhood with her six siblings spent in idyllic Bavaria, she started painting. Each and every figurine tells a story of her - and also of our - youth. Her motto: "I wish to create Happiness". Her art became world known. Berta's paintings are reproduced in 3-D Figurines in the Hummel Factory located in Roedental/Bavaria/ Germany even today, preserving the strict standards she personally set forth. They are made from finest German porcelain and entirely hand-crafted from modeling to hand-painting by native German Hummel figurine crafters.

About Hummel Figurines:
The very first GI´s who came to Germany swapped cigarettes and canned goods for Hummel figurines. After the end of World War II, the popularity of Hummel figurines grew as American soldiers stationed in West Germany began sending the figurines home as gifts. The manufacturing process of all Hummel figurines start with a clay model. The sculptors work with a very fine, black clay material and hand sculpt a clay model based on a drawing of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel. This process can take several weeks.

Hummel figurines can never be cast in one piece. The clay model is cut into several pieces to determine the number of molds need to be made. A liquid ceramic mass, called slip, is poured into the multiple molds. A Hummel figurine can consist of up to 40 different parts, which must be accurately fitted together. Finally, glaze firing is done at 1080°C, the glaze fuses with the ceramic shell of the figurine, turning the figurine white. Skilled painters then hand paint the delicate figurine using hand-made brushes with the finest hair and bristles.

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About the Collection
Delight in the charm of M.I. Hummel® porcelain figurines - handcrafted collectibles from the world-famous German brand. Treasured by collectors for more than 80 years, Hummel figurines first became popular after the end of World War II when American soldiers brought them home as gifts. Created using the original drawings of a German nun and artist, Sister Maria Innocentia, these figures are true works of art.

Today, Hummel remains dedicated to its heritage, handcrafting and hand-painting every piece in Germany. The meticulous process begins with the development of a clay model. Using the drawings from Sister Maria Innocentia, skilled German artists hand-sculpt the figurine from clay. Once finished, the model is used to create a series of molds and the final figurine is cast and glazed. After glazing, the piece is brought to life by hand-painting it with as many as 20 charming colors. Signifying the authenticity and individuality of each creation, every artist signs their initials at the base of the figure. Highly detailed, Hummels capture the simplicity and innocence of a bygone era.

Bring the joy and collectability of M.I. Hummel into your home with Hummel Figurines.

Johannes GuensterAbout the Guest
Johannes Guenster has been part of the collectible industry for all of his professional life. The driving force behind keeping the production of Hummel products at their original production site in Germany, Johannes is dedicated to the tradition of creating high-quality works of art. In addition, Johannes runs his own ceramics factory, where he has developed an expert understanding of the craftsmanship that goes into each individual piece.