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Owls245 of 262bronze sculpture from James H. Scorse  "Screech Owl"Owl figurine
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    Posted 10 years ago

    Budek
    (303 items)

    This was given to me by a friend many years ago.
    It's a fantastic piece, about 2 3/4 inches in diameter,
    wonderful coarse texture,
    a signature, the first part of which didn't fit,....il nome!
    Maybe someone recognizes the piece and knows the maker?

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Tony.

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    1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      VERY cool Budek !!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Designed by Kaarina Aho (1925 - 1990) who worked for Arabia from 1946-1962.
      What a fabulous little find Budek!
      Congratulations!
      Perhaps even her name has echoes of the owl call?

      http://www.signaturer.se/Porslin/Europa/Lankar/arabia.htm
    3. Budek Budek, 10 years ago
      BratJdd,
      Thanks for brightening up the night.
      Have a great week-end,
      Tony.
    4. Budek Budek, 10 years ago
      Dear V,
      I hear the call of the owl in her name. Thanks for tracking it down, it's great to finally know whooooooooo.
      Goodnight,
      and Thank You again,
      Tony.
    5. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 10 years ago
      The Finnish have a lot of interesting things they keep around for good luck. I think the owl might be one of them. Very cool, mich
    6. pigpigpigwwf, 10 years ago
      Hi Tony,
      I own one of this little AHO owl myself.
      This is one (and only one) of the many owls (varies in sizes & styles) that AHO made.
      Mine is 2" tall and I got it around $100 USD, but I say it should worth $50-70.
      The prize will skyrocket among collectors, so I've seen cases where one of them, measured around 5", got to around $200 USD.


      Sincerely,
    7. pigpigpigwwf, 10 years ago
      Here are some of the bidding histories of AHO owls on Ebay: (sorry I cannot post http links)

      Vintage Mini Arabia AHO Finland Owl Pottery Figurine CUTE Kaarina For Sale
      Stone OWL Figurine designed by Kaarina Aho Vintage No Reserve

      BTW, I am looking for more of 'em too.
      (but I would treasure mine if I were you ;)
    8. Budek Budek, 10 years ago
      Thank You PigPig and Bellin,
      Thanks for the information and the love,
      Have a great week-end,
      Tony.
    9. pigpigpigwwf, 9 years ago
      Hi Mr. Budek,
      I wonder if you still check your "uncleuncle" email.
      I sent you an email regard to the AHO owl several days ago.

      Sincerely,
      Sean
    10. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      I am wondering if it is a Vesper not knowing if their is any holes to thr top of it, The only problem. Other than that the ony other thing I can come up with is it a paper weight,
    11. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      What a lovely owl !!
    12. Budek Budek, 7 years ago
      Thanks for all of the looks, loves, and kind comments!

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