The Stangl birds made their debut in 1940 and were marketed until 1978. Collectors divide them into two groups; those made from 1940-1972 and those reintroduced on a limited basis from 1974-1978 after the death of J. Martin Stangl. The Stangl birds were loosely based on John J. Audubon's "Birds of America". The Stangl figurines were clearly decorative with much more vivid coloration. Various marks were used during their years of production.
This lovely double parakeets figurine measures 7" in height, 6 1/2" in length and 4" in width. This figurine was made with blue colored parakeets and this one in wonderful life-like colors of green, yellow, light blue and brown. The birds rest on a leaf covered bush. It is stamped "Stangl Pottery Birds" in an oval and marked with the pattern number 3582, There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Lovely Stangl figurine; doubles are rather scarce.