SIZE: H: 6 3/4 to 7 DESCRIPTION. This figure, whose name means “goodbye” in English, was first released in the 1950’s in the 7 basic size. It was designed by master sculpture Arthur Moeller in 1943 and was originally called Good Bye. A smaller size was introduced during the Full Bee (Tmk-2) era. Both sizes have been restyled in recent years. In a rare version of this double figure piece, the little boy wears no cap but is waving a handkerchief, as in the girl. This piece was retired in 2000 and will not be made again. This figurine has the famous signature M. Hummel in the center like all his authentic pieces. Although my mother had this piece while I was growing up so I would assume it is early 1980’s. The artist full name is Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel born May 21, 1909. These figurines depicts her love of children, animals, nature, and her deep devotion to the Catholic faith, which were introduced by Franz W. Goebel at the Leipzig Fair in March 1935. The figurine is a bit dirty, I did not want to clean it as I was afraid to damage it. It is in perfect condition but does not have original box. Beware, there are a lot of fake Hummel figurines out there. Will make a great Christmas gift! Don’t let this one slip away. Please check out our other items in our store. We strive to make our customers happy. Customer service is our number one priority. Thank you so much! Be sure to add me to your. Please note: colors may vary due to monitor settings. Please visit our store. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines”. The seller is “lonestar_treasures1″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Figurine
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Brand: Hummel, Goebel