By Karl Ens in Volkstedt. Hand painted porcelain figure. Marked Karl Ens in Volkstedt. Made in Germany.
In 1790, Johann Karl Ens (1759-1813) founded a porcelain factory with his brothers. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the company specialized in making animals (birds, dogs, butterflies and fish).
Most of the collection, which has more than 400 models, concerns birds. Each piece is made by hand. For a single bird model, there are several moulds; the pieces are then assembled to form the figurine.
Along with Meissen and Dresden, the Karl Ens factory is one of the main signatures of the famous porcelain of Saxony. This factory has made a specialty of these birds, highly sought after and always appreciated by connoisseurs and collectors. The latter unanimously recognize the know-how of the manufacture, the finesse of the colors and the preciousness of the figures, in particular in the delicacy of their attitudes.
Karl Ens was born and died in Lauscha, Germany, (1802-1865)
Very good state.
Dimensions: H 26 W 14 D 12