What are Stangl birds?


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Stangl birds are collectible bird figurines produced by Stangl Pottery of New Jersey. The birds were produced by the company from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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Stangl Pottery was a leading producer of bird figurines, a popular genre for pottery companies in the early 20th century. They began their Birds of America series in 1939, basing their designs on Audubon's watercolor illustrations of American birds. These early birds were by designer August Jacob and monochromatic, in colors such as turquoise or ivory.

Later, the company brought on a team of artisans to produce more collectibles and began giving them detailed, hand-crafted paint jobs in naturalistic colors.

As of 2015, the birds continue to be popular on the collector's market. Larger figurines and figurines featuring multiple birds in a single piece command the highest prices.

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