They were in fact produced in Spain by Cortasa Alpaca from the 1970s onwards. Some have the company mark on the badse of the tail, some are unmarked. We have seen three with that marks filed away.
The hinges on this example has been replaced and we have had this completely silver plated. It is an attractive and functiuonal item but Crichton it is not. Eople person in so far as I like to know the person at the end of the telephone, or those with whom I communicate electronically. I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971.
My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976. Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department. The item "Novelty Owl Shaped Silver Plate Claret Jug" is in sale since Sunday, October 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Date-Lined Glass\Art Nouveau (c. The seller is "ericknowlestv" and is located in High Wycombe.
This item can be shipped worldwide.