German porcelain leopard figurine


Michelle Knows Antiques is a great way to find the value of your antiques. Submit your antique for appraisal on our easy to use form. Here is a recent appraisal from Michelle’s column in Discover Vintage America:

Q: This porcelain leopard figurine has been in my family for as long as I remember. Can you please tell me who made it, based on the photo of the mark I have included, and the value if any of this piece.

A: This is a beautiful piece with amazing detail. It was made by Porzellanfabrik Karl Ens of Volkstedt, Thuringia (Germany.) The factory operated under this name from 1892-1972. The mark in green was used before World War II and in blue after the war until the closing.

The secondary market value of this lovely piece in excellent condition is $150-$175.

note – All prices given are for sale in a private sale, antique shop or other resale outlet. Price is also dependent upon the geographic area in which you are selling. Auction value, selling to a dealer or pawn shop prices are about ½ or less of resale value.


Written by Michelle Staley

Michelle Staley has over 35 years of experience as an antique collector, picker and dealer. She has done hundreds of insurance and IRS appraisals in addition to just satisfying another collector or dealer’s curiosity concerning what an item is, does or its worth. Other experience includes her work as a forensics consultant and in archeological identification and dating.

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