From my email exchange with the Goebel company. HW 60 „Oval shaped water font“ The oval shaped water font with flat back and pearl-shaped heart and cross on relief with kneeling, praying angel was first modelled by our former sculptor Reinhold Unger in 1951. It was part of our production programme until 1969. It has the Full Bee TMK so 1951 to 1956. I have been unable to find it anywhere in the secondary market.
It was a gift to the Sisters of St. Joseph at their Chestnut Hill, PA Convent of which my Aunt was a Sister in the order.
Good morning, Denise,
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry and for providing me with the dimensions. I have combed the auction archives and have not found this exact model being sold, but there is relatively little variation in the Hummel figurine and collectibles market recently, with religious-themed items being relatively less sought after than others.
The following recent auction sales of Hummel holy water fonts have been used to research the fair market (auction estimates) value of your piece:
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have a:
Hummel Holy Water Font
Designed by Reinhold Unger for The Goebel company, 1951-1956
Model HW 60 with full Bee mark
3 1/ 2 inches high, 3 inches diameter
Provenance: Sisters of St. Joseph at their Chestnut Hill, PA Convent
$15-25 (represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).
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