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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 09:08:38 PM »
Not sure about the owl Tiger, but it looks like new production to me.

What's the vase in the background, it looks kinda like Royo, but is it green??

Edit: I mean the enamelled one with birds and flowers on...
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Chinese or Murano owl?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006, 09:38:14 PM »
The owl had a piece of blank yellow paper covering the base which I probably should not have removed.  :roll:

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What's the vase in the background, it looks kinda like Royo, but is it green??
Edit: I mean the enamelled one with birds and flowers on...

There was me thinking it was signed "Rolo", as in, my last Rolo.  :lol:

Yes, it's green, um, you're not going to tell me it's worth hundreds are you?

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006, 11:28:08 PM »
:lol:  Tiger, maybe not worth hundreds, but I think green is a little unusual.  I seem to remember Ivo has one in a kind of straw colour glass from memory.  I've got a couple in the more usual blue.

Search under 'Royo' on the message boards, I think you'll find Ivo's posting and you can see my lidded comport thingy too.

There's a connection with Royo (so the saying goes) to Moser, but I think it's unconfirmed.  I think Royo are made in Spain, and they're jolly expensive to buy there.  Not sure if your green vase means it's an earlier production or something.   :?  :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 06:00:06 PM »
What a very interesting read that was.  8)

And thank you Max for spotting my Royo vase.  :D

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Re: Chinese or Murano owl?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 10:55:35 AM »
Meanwhile the millefiori owl got forgotten...

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Re: Chinese or Murano owl?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 11:10:33 AM »
I don't remember seeing this first time around. But I thik the millefiori owl is Murano. The cane used for the eyes is very distinctive and I am sure I have seen it before - but can't recall where.
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Re: Chinese or Murano owl?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 11:44:04 AM »
Must have updated my post as you were writing....

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Re: Chinese or Murano owl?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007, 11:54:12 AM »
Yep! That's the place. And the blue-white-etc canes in the owl body are very similar to ones in the selection shown in that page.

This means, of course, the maker of the owl could be anyone, anywhere, who has used Effetre-Moretti canes. :)
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Re: Chinese or Murano owl?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007, 12:18:43 PM »
Owl looks very much like items I've seen from La Murrina who now have outlets in every major Italian city.

Royo I now have in blue, amber and green  and I think those are all the base colours. I've yet to see a red one.

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