Love is a Hunger that burns deep inside
Good afternoon once again. We've had some request about the signatures and initials on the back of each hummel. This is mainly for the truly devoted Hummel collectors out there who want to know as much about the piece that they possess and just reference for the rest of the world.
Ever wondered about who was the actual person, The Master Painter that is who actually put the color in your Hummel piece? Hummels are not like other figurines where they get painted by some machine. EACH HUMMEL is painted by a Master Painter and alot of effort and time goes into each one. Now for the Hummel Annual Christmas Plates, I honestly don't know why they don't have initials on them. But the figurines themselves have them.
So that leads us to ask, "Who was the MasterPainter that painted my particular hummel?" I've looked around and couldn't find it on the internet and so I posted what we've collected over the years of some MasterPainters. We did have a list of several master painters and there's about 30+, and as soon as we can find them, I'll post in on the website for you to reference. But we did want to share with the rest of you Hummel collectors out there what signatures we have for right now. If you have a hummel with an initial you want me to check out just send me an email with a picture of it and I'll do my best to look it up for you.
Some examples of the signatures and initials on the bottom of each masterpiece. And the with the famous Gerhard Shrobek on it. Just place your mouse over each portion of the picture that interest you and then click on it for a larger veiw.
Take a look at "Signature18.jpg" for example. That hummel is signed by MasterPainter Ute Hornlein. But look closely at the initials and you'll notice that it is "BM". That piece was painted by MasterPainter Brigitte Martin. And another one like the "Shrobek.jpg". That was the last piece dedicated to Gerhard Shrobek. It was signed by Master Painter Christina Goihl and also by Mr. Shrobek himself. But if you'll look closely the masterpainter's initials on it belongs to Rita Uhl (Ri). Anyways. I've attached a picture of the list of the Hummel painters that we could gather for your reference. Was thinking whether to put up for auction that big-boy... the 12" Fiddler up top anyways....Enjoy!