About the Artist:
Goebel is the mark used by W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik of Oeslau, Germany; today located in Rodental, Germany. The company was founded by Franz Detleff and William Goebel in 1871. It was known as F&W Goebel. Slates, slate pencils, and marbles were initially made. Soon, however, the company began making porcelain tableware and figurines. Hummel figurines were first made by Goebel in 1935 and are now being made by another company. Drawings of children at work and play by Berta Hummel, then known as sister Maria Innocentia, are the basis of all the Hummel figurines. Goebel is still in business.
These playful porcelain bear cubs were manufactured by Goebel in the late 1970s. The cubs are beautifully colored and detailed. Each bear is being pestered by a bee, so one cub is in the act of swapping the bee on his shout, whereas the other stretches back in surprise as a bee hovers near his hind foot. The scene created by this duo of bears is one of surprise, aggravation and innocence.
The bear cub duo is in good vintage condition, free of crazing. The bear cub with the bee near his foot has a small chip on his left forepaw. On the bottom of both bears is the Goebel logo and the word “Germany.” The bear with the bee on his snout is marked “CW33” on the bottom, while his playmate is marked “CW44.”
This pair of Goebel porcelain bears makes for an excellent gift for any special occasion. In addition, this charming duo would add great value to your own porcelain collection. This piece is sure to become a treasured heirloom in your family.
Note: As part of our Year-End Holidays Sale, purchase of the Porcelain Bear Figurine Duo comes with a free $10 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.