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    Posted 15 days ago

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    This post is for Karen (racer4four)
    Friday 03 March 2023 we bought this hughe Papagei to Belén Caro and payed about 50 U$. It measures about 40 cm high and the base is 16 x 12 cm. That from Karen perfil picture is a sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) a relatively large white cockatoo found in wooded habitats in Australia, New Guinea, and some of the islands of Indonesia. They can be locally very numerous, and highly intelligent bird. The one we purchased is pink and gray elegant set of colours though like the pink panther it does not exist in nature.
    It has the Karl Ens mark hand made, and the mold number (4967) and the copy number (9) were incised while the clay was wet. The sculptor who design the mold was most probably Arthur Storch in 1930 from the web page in German the link It looks Art Deco. In the web, I found only one that has this high, most of the offered are about 24 cm and some of 33 cm.
    History of the Karl Ens porcelain factory
    More than 110 years ago, in 1899, Karl Ens Sr. founded the porcelain factory, of which he remained the owner until his son Paul Ens took over in 1910. It starts with the production of luxury porcelain (porcelain figurines, groups, centerpieces, vases and bowls). Arthur Storch (1870-1947) and Berthold Boess (1877-1957) should be mentioned as artistic modellers. As an autodidact, Karl Ens has worked his way up to become a pioneer and role model for hundreds of porcelain painters from the Thuringian Forest thanks to his art of drawing and good observation of nature. His son continued this tradition as a draftsman, etc. illustrator. When the company owner was no longer artistically active, great artists such as Anton Büschelberger (1869-1934) and Josef Pallenberg (Ddf.), who also became famous with his hunting stag bronzes, for the ENS manufactory. They created a number of good sculptures at a time when other porcelain factories weren't even thinking about having an art department.
    This is a small and incomplete, list of porcelain figurines from ENS / Aelteste Volksstedt
    Arthur Storch (1870-1947); Monumental Monkey (from 1920?); Large pheasant (from 1921) 70 cm; Large eagle with snake (from 1921) 66 cm; Eagle (from 1921) 76 cm; Forest man (from 1921) 52 cm; Mythical animal / tiger (from 1921) 60 cm; Bird of paradise (from 1921?) 69 cm / 71.5 cm; Pheasant robbery (from 1922) 38 cm; Parrot with Corn on the Cob (from 1923); Phoenix 8 from 1925) 57 cm; Seated leopard (from 1926) 32 cm / 38 cm; Standing leopard (from 1926) 26 cm; and Large parrot (from 1930) 41 cm
    Anton Büschelberger (1869-1934)
    Pierrot (from 1917) 34 cm; Harlequin / Bajazzo (from 1920) 35 cm; Female skier (?) 38 cm
    Tennis player (?) 29 cm; Standing / sitting Moor with book; Moor with flowers (from 1925) 19 cm; Penguin (from ?) 37 cm; Odalisque (from 1926) 35 / 37 cm; Borzoi / greyhounds (?) 24 / 38 cm; Bear / Bears on Branch (Bronze Kraas Berlin); 2 toucans / pepper eaters (Bronze Kraas Berlin); Cockatoo (bronze figure from 1926); Amazon on horseback (from 1920) 44 / 52 cm
    Berthold Boess (1877-1957): the moon dance / Mary Wigmann (from 1923/24) 11 cm; Ionian Dancer (from 1913) 23 cm; the youth (from 1923) 24 cm; Egyptian dancer (from 1913) 21 cm; Nubian dancer (from 1914) 25 cm

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 14 days ago
      Fabulous crested cockatoo figure, a real beauty!!
    2. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 14 days ago
      Most excellent
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 14 days ago
      Thanks a lot Newfld and Vynil33rpm for your comments.:)
    4. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 14 days ago
      Thanks for looking and loves Deano, vetraio50, Vynil33rpm, dav2no1 and Newfld
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 14 days ago
      Incredibly beautiful Cockatoo!! I love it!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 14 days ago
      Thanks so much jscotto363 for the comment:)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 14 days ago
      Thank you so much Sylvia! I love cockatoos in ceramic form and this one is a beauty. The size and shape and painting here so wonderful.
      Fantastic history about Karl Ens, the modelers and painters.
      Even though the colour is not like any real cockatoo (slightly like a Galah) the modeling is fantastic. I particularly love the feet and this cockatoo has that intelligent but naughty look in it's eye. So true!
      We have a sulfur crested cockatoo roost in the reserve about 50 metres from our house , and last count there was a mob of 40 birds there. They are such clever birds but are troublemakers, just doing anything they can because they can. My citrus trees are not just pruned they are almost destroyed by those huge beaks. The noise at dawn and dusk is horrendous, and no one could say a cockatoos call is melodic.
      Ah well. I wouldn't want to live without them, they are fascinating and amusing creatures.
    8. IronLace IronLace, 14 days ago
      They like to snip the heads off daffodils up here in the Mountains in Spring. Also, they like chewing up pine cones. Black cockatoos are my favourite, though, with their unearthly, eerie cry so unlike the white ones...
    9. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 14 days ago
      Karen and IronLace it is a pleasure read your comments, here where I leave in Córdoba the parrots are green and smaller but they are also so clever, they are noisy, they make collective houses in the trees and yes the way they regard to possible dangers is the same this pink parrot has....
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 14 days ago
      Leelani, fortapache, Drake47, Watchsearcher, vcal and sherrilou thanks for looking and loving
    11. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 13 days ago
      thanks for your love surfdub66
    12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 12 days ago
      Thanks vcal for your love
    13. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 11 days ago
      Thanks Ivonne for loving

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