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3 inches tall by 2-1/4 inches wide. "Silson" Unsigned Hummel figural pin of a boy and girl made in Germany in the 1940's.

"Silson" created a series of these child-like pins based on a licensing agreement with Hummel. Made of pot metal, each measures approximately 3" tall. This series was designed by William Regelmann for "Silson".

Kathy Flood has a chapter in her "Warman's Costume Jewelry Figurals" book on page 39 with the history and photos of these pins. These illustrations are from drawings of the Bavarian nun, Sister Maria I. Hummel. "Silson" evidently made slight changes to her illustrations so that they could patent these children in fun loving settings.

In 1933, several years after entering the convent, her artwork was published in a book when she was 24, unfortunately she died at the age of 37. Kathy Flood lists the names of 14 of the known Hummel brooches in her book.

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