The handsome Art Deco bird stands on an elaborate detailed tree stump base. The Ens Figural Bird is very lifelike, and beautifully modeled. On the undersides is the green Ens windmill mark. The colouration and glaze make the bird truly look life-like.
The bird has a white body , Blue grey -feathered wings and tails, blue hood, orange eyes, nice detail to beak and feet; perched on white base with plants in relief. Equisite moulding on the wings, tail, feet and base branch... Details in the unique way that is the hallmark of Karl Ens porcelain figurines. Exceptional quality, finished in a nice glaze. Painted in vivid hues of shades of blue and grey.
This heron was from my family private collection of birds- My father was antique entrepeneur of the 1940's and 1950's who carefully collected many fine Meissen, Worcester , Rosenthals. In very good condition with no damage on this large Karl Ens porcelain figurine.
The backstamp on the porcelain bird is the green windmill. Produced by the Karl Ens Porcelain Factory of Volkstedt, Germany during the early 20th century. The green windmill mark used by the Karl Ens Porcelain Factory, dating the bird to some time between World War I and World War II.A wonderful addition for any Karl Ens or antique German porcelain figurine collector. Porzellanfabrik Karl Ens -- the Karl Ens Porcelain Factory -- operated from 1890 to 1972.
In 1860, Karl Ens Triebner established a porcelain manufacturing business called Triebner, Ens & Co. Over the next few decades their products became highly regarded.
In 1899 Karl Ens left the company together with his sons and founded Porzellanfabrik Karl Ens in Volkstedt Thuringia. Germany, a company with a reputation for the quality and artistry of its products. The Karl Ens Porcelain Factory produced high quality ornamental objects collected by those who could afford them. Karl Ens operated the porcelain factory from 1919 to 1939.The Karl Ens Porcelain Factory continued its operations until 1972, with a number of different marks over the years. The windmill mark is the most famous. The distinctive windmill mark used by the Karl Ens Porcelain Factory can be dated by its color: the windmill mark in black was used before WWI. The windmill mark in green was used after WWI and before WWII. And the windmill mark in blue since the end of WWII until present day. The item "Rare Karl Ens Porcelain Bird Large Heron 13 Windmill Stamp Deco 1930" is in sale since Saturday, December 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "deepsouthc" and is located in Montgomery, Alabama. This item can be shipped worldwide.