Franz Detleff Goebel and his son William founded the F & W Goebel Company in 1871, located in Rodental, Germany. This lovely porcelain figurine is a House Sparrow, decorated in naturalistic shades of brown, gray, black and white. The figurine has a glossy finish and is very life-like in appearance. The figurine measures 2 1/4" in length and 1 1/2" in height. Original foil label with the TMK-5 mark, circa 1972 - 1979, "V" with bee & "Goebel - W. Germany". There are no cracks, chips or repairs.