A very delicate and superbly crafted mid century figurine from Germany depicting a pair of blue and white and green and yellow Budgies at play (or a' courting) with cheek feathers puffed and tails aloft. Crafted of porcelain and finished in a shiny glaze, the Parakeets are hand painted, well detailed, and life-sized. The sculpture measures a surprising 12.75 inches wide from tail to tail and is 8.75 inches tall with a Hutschenreuther mark on the bottom that dates it between 1955 and 1968. The best news of all is that the birds are in excellent condition - with nary a chip, crack or repair despite their fragility - just a minute area of paint loss on the tip of one tail. An elegant piece that's certain to become a favorite, prepare to fall in love the moment it's unwrapped.