Berta Hummel Collection
The artist who became known as Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel (hence, M.I. Hummel) was named Berta Hummel at birth.
Franz Goebel, owner of the Goebel porcelain factory in Germany, was delighted with her drawings. A contract was struck between Goebel and the Convent where Sr. Maria Innocentia lived, and so began the production of M.I. Hummel figurines.
The fact that it takes approximately 700 steps to make one of the M. I. Hummel figurines is reflected in their price.
Goebel introduced a gift line of figurines, bells, plates and other items based on the drawings of Berta Hummel before she entered the convent, and produced them in Asia. They are less expensive than the M.I. Hummel figurines, bear different markings, and are meant as gifts as opposed to being collectibles.
The Berta Hummel Gift Collection is produced under the strict supervision of Goebel. All items are hand-made and hand-painted of fine bisque porcelain.