Hummels with Pots

     At least fourteen of the M.I. Hummel figurines, from the earlier years of 1935 and 1936, had a flower pot or bowl attached in some manner. The designation has a prefix of two Roman numerals before the mold number as in the case of HUM II/1 – Puppy Love. These samples were introduced to the Sießen Chapel sisters for their approval but most, if not all, of the following were turned down and never went into production, thus making each one of these very rare and worth watching for to add to your own collection. According to Robert Miller, there are fourteen items that the factory has recorded in this category. Not all of these has a representative photograph available to show you how it would appear. There is the occasion of more than one of a sample being made, as in the case of the HUM II/16/I – Little Hiker so it could be that there be one or two that you may be able to come across if you keep your eyes open for one.

This page was Updated on 27 May 2021.

HUM II/1 – Puppy Love with Pot

       A sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of Puppy Love with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $10,000 for this piece in 2006.
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HUM II/4 – Little Fiddler with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of Little Fiddler with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $10,000 for this piece in 2006.
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HUM II/5 – Strolling Along with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of Strolling Along with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $10,000 for this piece in 2006.
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HUM II/11/0 – Merry Wanderer with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of Merry Wanderer with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $10,000 for this piece in 2006.
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HUM II/13/0 – Meditation with Pot

       Information located in an old Goebel product book indicates that master sculptor Reinhold Unger produced samples in 1935 of Meditation in the 13/0 size with a round attached pot. The pot has no markings other than a Crown TMK-1 trademark and the M.I. Hummel signature on the figurines. This piece bought at Robert L. Miller auction. Miller valued it at $8,000.00. Hummel measures approx. 5½-inches tall, TMK-1, Hum 13. No cracks, chips, crazing or repairs. No box. This piece, as shown, was sold on 16 January 2021 at the Blackwell Auction from the Dennis Deeks Collection for $2,000.00.
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HUM II/13/0 – Meditation with Bowl

     Information located in an old Goebel product book indicates that master sculptor Reinhold Unger produced samples in 1935 of Meditation in the 13/0 size with an oblong attached bowl. The piece with the bowl is marked “KZ 27/I” which indicates that he used a bowl that had been designed for Goebel figurine KZ 27.
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HUM II/16/I- Little Hiker with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of Little Hiker with an attached pot. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $10,000 for this piece in 2006. This piece was purchased from the Robert L. Miller collection auction. It is reported that Bob Miller told Mr. Deeks that he paid $10,000.00 for this piece. It has the Miller label on bottom. Hummel measures approx. 5″ tall, TMK-1, Hum 16. No cracks, chips. This piece, as shown, was sold on 16 January 2021 at the Blackwell Auction from the Dennis Deeks Collection for $1,300.00.
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HUM II/17/0 – Congratulations with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Reinhold Unger in 1935 of Congratulations with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot but was not approved by the Sießen Convent. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $10,000 for this piece in 2006.
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HUM II/47/0 – Goose Girl with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of Goose Girl in the 47/0 size with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot. An example with the attached round pot was found in Europe.
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HUM II/47/0 – Goose Girl with Bowl

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of Goose Girl with an attached bowl and is now in a collection of a collector in the Midwest. Discovered about 1989 in Germany, this one has an incised Crown TMK-1 trademark with a 4¾-inch Goose Girl attached to a K-27 bowl. It appears the bowl and figurine have been joined before firing leading one to believe it was created this way at the factory. The bowl is a Double Crown with the incised mold number “I”.
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HUM II/49 – To Market with Bowl

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1935 of To Market in the 5-inch size with an attached pot similar to the HUM 13/0 – Meditation with an attached bowl. An example of this rare piece has not been located as of this entry.
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HUM II/53 – Joyful with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Reinhold Unger in 1936 of Joyful with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot but was not approved by the Sießen Convent. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $10,000 for this piece in 2006. Hummel, Joyful with pot. Figurines with pots were produced in 1935-36 as samples. Joyful is attached to ZF 9 pot. Both figurine and pot have incised crown TM’s. Molded by Reinhold Unger. The Hummel measures approximately 4-inches tall, TMK-1, Hum 53. No cracks or chips. This piece, as shown, was sold on 16 January 2021 at the Blackwell Auction from the Dennis Deeks Collection for $900.00.
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HUM II/57 – Chick Girl with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Arthur Moeller in 1936 of Chick Girl with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $7,000 for this piece in 2006.
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HUM II/58 – Playmates with Pot

       According to an old Goebel product book, a sample was produced by Reinhold Unger in 1936 of Playmates with an attached pot similar to the HUM 16/I – Little Hiker with an attached pot. Robert Miller had a estimated appraisal of $5,000 to $7,000 for this piece in 2006.
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References

Deeks, D. (2021). Blackwell Auctions. Rarest Hummels: The Donald Deeks Collection. Retrieved on 26 May 2021 from https://blackwellauctions.hibid.com/catalog/254709/rarest-hummels–the-donald-deeks-collection/

Miller, R. L. (1998). The no. 1 price guide to M.I. Hummel: Figurines, plates, more. New York: Bristol Park Books.

Miller, R. L., Woodworth, D., & Woodworth, B. (2006). The no. 1 price guide to M.I. Hummel: Figurines, plates, more. Cumberland, MD: Reverie Publishing Company, pp 546-547.