Hummel Figures

I have always thought that an ideal subject for a new collector would be the charming Hummel figures of children. These endearing figures were developed from drawings by a Franciscan nun Berta Hummel drawn for the Goebel Company in Bavaria.

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Lladró

The Lladró factory was established in Almacera, near Valencia in Spain in 1953 by three brothers Juan, José and Vicente Lladró who started to make vases and jugs from hard-paste porcelain. It was not until 1956 that the first figures

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Heubach bisque dolls

The Heubach factory was established in Lichte, Germany in 1843 after brothers, Georg Christoph and Phillipp Jakob, bought an existing porcelain business. They initially made porcelain dolls’ heads and other figurines but later as the fashion for using bisque travelled

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Goldscheider Figurines

The Goldscheider Porcelain Manufacturer and Majolica Factory was founded in Vienna in 1885 by Freidrich Goldscheider. It quickly earned itself international acclaim becoming one of the leading ceramics companies in Europe opening branches in Paris, Florence, Leipzig and Berlin. Freidrich

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Hummel Figurines

The famous Hummel figures began life in the sketch book of Berta Hummel, born in Bavaria, Germany in 1909, who would later become Sister Maria Innocenti after joining the Franciscan convent of Siessen in 1931. Hummel’s drawings, largely of children,

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