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Stangl Cliff Swallow 3852 Bird Figurine
This Charming Cliff Swallow #3852 Bird Figurine was made by Stangl Pottery. Patterned after the Audubon portrayal of the Cliff Swallow, this hand-painted white-breasted bird has textured brown wings and tail tipped in black. His chin is the same brown with a bib of black beneath and a black cap and mask on his head. A stripe of yellow accents his forehead, and his little black feet are perched on a brown stump. The most striking feature of this delightful bird is the blue cape of feathers across his back and shoulders.
This Cliff Swallow figurine measures 3-5/8 inches tall by 4-3/4 inches long and 2-1/4 inches across. The base is nearly square at 1-1/2 inches per side.
It is marked with the Oval Stangl Mark that reads "Stangl Pottery Birds" although the last word is partially missed because of the potter's hole in the bottom. "3852" is carved into the bottom, and the initials MV are painted in black. These beautiful birds were made by Stangl between 1940 and 1965.
There is a pinhead-sized rough spot on the underside right corner of the tail. There is no color missing and it doesn't show up in photos. You have to turn it upside down and use a magnifying glass to see it. There is also slight wear on the black on the top of the head.
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