This metal owl was casually given to me years ago by a friend I was working with at the time. She had a job at a small vintage thrift store that mostly sold things on consignment. We had a short meeting at the shop to discuss something, possibly involving the website I was building for her. One of the rooms was full of what I remember to be random furniture and miscellaneous dining ware.
I noticed this tiny owl on a side table and picked it up, surprised at it’s weight compared to its size. The odd lettering on the bottom and tag around its neck labeled, “Hand Made Museum” on one side and, “Carantie Bronze Copy” on the other was just odd enough to make it the kind of unique object I enjoyed collecting for home. I asked how much it may cost and she simply said I could have it. It’s followed me around ever since.