Hummel, serialized # 4331 of 30,000 is personally signed by the sculptor Gerhard Skrobek, who was reported by the New York Times as the premier postwar artisan of Hummel figurines, the rosy-cheeked porcelain people that have graced millions of mantels around the world for nearly three-quarters of a century. Skrobek died on July 1, 2007.Land in Sight, Hum 530, is the Wildly collectible, Hummel figure that was inspired by the drawings of a Bavarian woman named Berta Hummel who took the name Sister Maria Innocentia after she became a Franciscan Nun. Starting in 1935, Goebel transformed her images into three-dimensional figures, manufacturing them under her supervision until her death in 1946.
Since then the company has designed its figurines based on the trove of drawings she left behind. Miller's The No 1 Price Guide to M. Hummel, 10th edition says: First released in the U. Market in the fall of 1991.Modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1988. Issued as a limited production of 30,000 pieces, individually numbered, to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America. Hummel signature is located on the back side of the boat.
The item "Vintage Unique MI Hummel Commemorative LAND IN SIGHT" is in sale since Wednesday, September 30, 2009. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "rismdv" and is located in Mission, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Cayman islands, China, Canada.