We so much need your help here ...it's great !
There are quite a few Whitefriars swan collectors that are members of this website so they will have to work out how to identify an Ettore swan. There are subtle differences in how they are made , depending on who made them ...so it's going to be an interesting challenge
Thanks very much for the information about Murano and Naples. Did your father work for the same company in Murano or did he move from one company to another ? It might be possible to identify some of his early Murano animals if we knew which company he worked for . There is a fabulous website here called the Murano zoo which is devoted to animals made by all the different companies in Murano , you may have seen it before but if you havn't just click on the blue link below ....there is page after page, all from different time periods...the companies that produced them are all listed down the left hand side and you just click on them to see what comes up !https://sites.google.com/site/muranozoo/
Also do you have the name of the factory in Naples where your father was manager , it would be interesting to see if any of the members of this message board have examples of the glass that was produced there.
Thanks very much ! Cheers, Mike.
P.s. Sorry Rosie our posts crossed !