This M. J. Hummel collector plate entitled "Squeaky Clean" is "a first edition porcelain collector plate from the M. I. Hummel collection entitled Little Companions". The fine china dish is from the Danbury Mint, and comes with the certificate of authenticity and the original white styrofoam box. The charming scene shows two classic Hummel kid figures, a girl and boy figurine, with a tub of water and a cloth to wash up with outside a cottage. The artist name, M. J. Hummel, is printed on the front of the dish. According to the COA, the outer rim is "trimmed in 23K gold". The plate measures about 8 1/8 inches across. I do not see a date on this plate or on the certificate, but the other plates in this series are dated 1992. It is numbered MI3457 on the back and says "An edition limited to 14 full firing days". This plate was licensed by ARS AG, Zug, Switzerland. It is "Not for food use".
This plate is in excellent condition. The white Styrofoam box is also in very good vintage used condition, with the plate name and artist name hand written in ink on a couple of spots on the box and a few small dings and creases and a little dirt on the box from being packed away. The certificate has the original registered owner's name printed on it and slight creases where the plate was sitting on it inside the box all these years.
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