Vintage STANGL Turquoise Owl Art Pottery Figurine #3407
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Sold Date: 02/16/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Description :Up for auction....NO RESERVE ON THIS RARE ITEM! STANGL TURQUOISE OWL (refer to Antiques and Collectibles, p 255, p 509) #3407 CA 1940 Measures 4 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" depth STANGL, 3407 and USA etched in bottom of piece This pretty owl is beautifully colored, a bright aqua blue turquoise (varrying in the piece). Stunning! Nicely detailed. From the crackled bird series starting in 1941! A great piece to add to any Stangl collection - and a wonderful and unique shelf item! (A borrowed note from a great website) Stangl introduced Antique Ivory and Turquiose Blue Crackled birds in 1941. These crackled birds were made by dipping the birds in a dye and then covering them with a clear glaze. Originally six birds were available in both finishes. They were the 3273 rooster, the 3274 penquin, the 3276 bluebird, the 3400S lovebird, the 3405S cockatoo, and the 3444 cardinal. At least eight others can also be found in one or both finishes. They are the 3401S wren-original, the 3402S oriole-original, the 3402S oriole-revised, the 3404D lovebirds-original, the 3405D pair of cockatoos-original, the 3406S kingfisher, the 3406D pair of kingfishers, and the 3407 owl . Stangl Pottery Birds - One of the reasons that Stangl pottery is so popular today is their "Birds of America" line of pottery birds. In general these birds were roughly based upon John Audubon's "Birds of America" series of prints and most were designed by Auguste Jacob. The line was introduced in 1940 and was immediately popular. This popularity was due to both the high quality of the birds themselves and the impact of World War II's cutting off the supply of competing imported bird figurines. The line was continually expanded throughout the early 1940s and by 1944, fifty-eight different pottery birds were being produced. By the late 1940s, the popularity of the line was beginning to decline (primarily due to the return of imported bird figurines) and the introduction of new birds was reduced until only a few new ones were being introduced every two to three years. The last "new" birds were introduced in 1955. Production of the existing bird designs continued in limited quantities up until the pottery's close in 1978. Please see our pictures - we attempt to provide views that best show design characteristics, construction and condition.
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