A hand-painted ceramic figurine of Broadtail Hummingbird from Stangl Pottery. The figurine measures 5 1/2" across, 3 1/8" wide, and 6" high. The bottom is marked with "Stangl Pottery Birds" and impressed with the numbers "3626" with the initials of the artist. The condition of the bird is very good, with no flaws noted.
The origins of Stangl Pottery began in 1810 when Samuel Hill founded Hill Pottery in Flemington, New Jersey. Hill Pottery produced utilitarian pottery and drain pipes and did so until the 1860s when Abram Fulper bought Hill Pottery and in 1900 renamed the company Fulper Pottery Company. In 1910, Martin Stangl was hired as a ceramist at Fulper. After a stint at Haeger Pottery, Stangl returned to Fulper and in 1926, became its vice president. In 1929 after the death of William Fulper, Stangl took over the company and renamed it Stangl Pottery, producing art pottery, bird figurines and hand painted dinnerware until its closing in 1978.