The Goebel Company, based in Rodental northern Bavaria, has been creating fine porcelain tableware and decorative items since 1871.
Most famous for producing M.I. Hummel decorative pieces, in particular handcrafted figurines, Goebel's offerings also include gifts, tabletop and home d?cor.
The company of F & W Goebel was founded in January 1871 by Franz Detleff Goebel, a porcelain merchant, and his son William.
It was not until 1879, with the permission of the Duke of Coburg, that they fired up their first kiln, however.
Until then, the Goebels produced slates, slate pencils and children's marbles. In 1876, the first building was erected beneath Coburg Castle on the outskirts of what was then the town of Oeslau, in central Germany's porcelain-producing region and close to the legendary Kipfendorf clay deposits.
Oeslau is today part of Rodental, named after the river Roden (online source for history)
These beautiful figurines were acquired from a private collector & in outstanding condition for their age with no imperfections whatsoever.
Each one has the style on the base & authentic artist markings.
All approximately - 11cm high.