The Antiquarians are so pleased to be offering this exquisite antique porcelain Karl Ens figurine of a vibrantly hued cockatiel poised to take flight. Standing 8-1/4" tall, 6" in width, and with a depth of 4-1/2", this stunning antique porcelain figural cockatiel was produced by the Karl Ens Porcelain Factory of Volkstedt, Germany during the early 20th century. As you can see from our photographs, the backstamp on our antique porcelain bird is well-marked with the green windmill, and provides no place of origin. This antique porcelain Karl Ens cockatiel figurine is of exceptional quality, finished in a shiny glaze and hand painted in vivid hues. In excellent, pristine condition with no damage or condition issues to report, this antique porcelain cockatiel bird is a superb piece. A wonderful addition for any Karl Ens or antique porcelain German figurine collection, our cockatiel is sure to delight any person who appreciates beautiful, well-crafted objects!
BRIEF HISTORY: Porzellanfabrik Karl Ens -- the Karl Ens Porcelain Factory -- operated from 1890 to 1972. In 1860, Karl Ens (pater) and a man by the name of Triebner established a porcelain manufacturing business called Triebner, Ens & Co. Over the next few decades their products became highly regarded, due largely to the efforts and talend of Ens' two sons, Eduard and Karl. In 1899 Karl Ens (pater) left the company together with his sons and founded Porzellanfabrik Karl Ens, which was widely known for the quality and artistry of its work. Rather than producing dinnerware and other utilitarian objects, Karl Ens focused on the production of exquisite, ornamental objects which were highly prized by those lucky enough to afford them.