Stangl art pottery is totally near and dear to my heart, as it was the first kind of collectible that my new husband David and I started hunting. We’ve been going strong for 15+ years now – marriage and Stangl, both!
Decorative birds like these are what Stangl is most known for. They are ceramic reproductions of James Audubons’ designs. When we initially started collecting, we skipped these and focused instead on dinner- and giftware. Now, though, I’m really into these birds and on the lookout for mint deals. See my kithen photo above – and how I used the birds to perk up the display shelves flanking the sink. Those also are a Stangl rooster and hen on the countertop!
These are sweethearts to collect! Then and now, they are not too expensive ($25-$50 is typical), although rare pieces can top $1000. To check out the options, for a start, search eBay or etsy for “Stangl bird”.
This post has been updated from the original, which was initially published on Oct. 23, 2007