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This sale is for the Hummel figurine Flower Madonna. It is11.5" tall and has the TMK 6 Goebel Germany Mark stamped on the base and the incised mold number 10/III. This is a beautiful piece. The size, the faces, the long robe with the flowers, the little bird, resting on the book. These elements add up to one of Hummels most magnificent works of art. No chips. No cracks. No crazing. No apparent repairs. Itcould use a good cleaning but we have elected not to clean any of the Hummels we are selling. We know that some collectors like the patina, dust, dirt and all.
The #1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel, 10th edition, lists the value of this piece at $500 - $525 and the Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide, copyright 2010 has this to say about it:
Hum 10 /III: Flower Madonna
Created in 1935 by master sculptor Reinhold Unger, this piece was listed in early catalogs as Virgin With Flowers and Sitting Madonna with Child. Theo A. Menzenbach restyled the figurine and made it approximately two inches shorter in TMK-3.
Several color and mold variations are known for this figure. In the 10/I and 10/III sizes, it appears in color and in white over glaze. The color cloak figurines, other than the powder blue (which is found in all trademarks), are found only in trademarks 1 and 2.Some of the cloak colors found are: tan, beige, ivory, brown, yellow, orange, and royal blue. In these colors the figurine will command at least $500 more than the prices below. Very few have been found in terra-cotta in 10/III (13″) and in 10/I size (9-1/2″) with the Crown Mark (TMK-1).
An open-style or “doughnut” type halo is found in the Crowns and TMK-2s. The figure was remodeled in the mid-1950s, eliminating the hole in the halo (closed halo).
The powder blue Madonnas are more popular but fetch only a slightly higher price. Because this figurine is so large, it is very susceptable to crazing, so those figurines without crazing are more desirable.
In 1996, the 50th anniversary of Sister M.I. Hummel's death, Goebel issued a special white edition of this piece in the 8-1/4″ size for $225. The figure was on a hardwood base with a brass is only by Priority Mail or Parcel Post for this item only.Please use the shipping calculator to find shipping charges to your will combine shipping when possible on items that are purchased on the same day. We only accept PayPal and payment is expected within 24 hours of the close of the sale. We will ship Priority Mail International only. Please use the shipping calculator to find international shipping charges.