Masterpiece Collection, Serenade (Hum 85/III)
This young musician is dressed up in a fine jacket and black top hat. He is ready to play a tune on his flute and serenade the town. Serenade was introduced in the late 1930s and originally modeled by master sculptor Arthur Moeller; this figurine was originally called The Flutist.
Made in Germany.
Hum 85/III; Height 12.50"
The most noted variation on this figurine is the position of the boy's fingers on the flute. You can find figurines with some of the fingers extended while other versions have all the fingers down. It should also be noted that there is a beautiful blue Hum 85 in the 7.50 size, while all of the others have a brown jacket. It seems peculiar that normal Serenades were not painted in blue since that is the color on the original artwork. The 12.50 inch size is part of the "Millennium Love" series, which included Sweet Music, Little Fiddler, Band Leader and Soloist. Made in Germany.