This is an exceptional example of a Stangl bird figurine identified as a Passenger Pigeon #3405. The bird is decorated in beautiful striking colors and is resting on a log. The artist decorator signed it on the bottom: V. Unfortunately, this beautiful bird is now extinct. The last of this species died on September 1, 1914 in a Cincinnati Zoo.
A single Stangl bird figurine is identified by a number. Figurines made up of two birds are identified by a number followed by the letter D indicating "Double."
Exceptional bird in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no crazing. Artist signed on bottom. I cannot detect any evidence of repair or modification. Displays extremely well. Perfect addition to any collection. Please review the high resolution pictures because they are part of the description. The pictures are taken with a macro lens which show exceptional detail. Please review each picture carefully and contact with any questions. Dimensions are below.
All pictures are original and un-edited.
Marked and guaranteed authentic Stangl Pottery.
Height:9 1/4 inches, Length: 19 1/2 inches
A little history: Stangl Pottery traces its history back to the Fulper Pottery of New Jersey. In 1910, Johann Martin Stangl started working at Fulper. He left to work at Haeger Pottery from 1915 to 1920. Stangl returned to Fulper Pottery in 1920, became president in 1926, and changed the company name to Stangl Pottery in 1929. Stangl acquired the firm in 1930. Fulper Pottery's name was not officially changed to Stangl Pottery until 1955, but dinnerware made by the company was marked Stangl since 1930. The pottery is known for dinnerware and a line of bird figurines. Martin Stangl died in 1972 and the pottery was sold to Frank Wheaton, Jr., of Wheaton Industries. Production continued until 1978, when Pfaltzgraff Pottery purchased the right to the Stangl trademark and the remaining inventory was liquidated.
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