Posted 5 months ago
Joyful Ashtray by Hummel.
A Girl Playing Mandolin with a Bird.
The Stamp on the bottom of ashtray:
"In 1950 Goebel paid tribute to Sister Hummel and the trademark was changed to a bee flying high within a V. The name Hummel in German means bumblebee and the V stands for “Verkaufsgesellschat” or Distribution Company. This new mark was called the Full Bee and was used until 1955."
Thus, this ashtray was made between 1950-1955. It has been in the family since the early 60's. Now it holds safety pins in the sewing room.
Unfortunately, the bird's upper bill is chipped.