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Lladro Little Eagle Owl. This unusual Gres "Little Eagle Owl", #2020, was produced between 1971 and 1985 in Spain by the Lladro Company. It is 6 1/4 inches tall, and in mint condition. It is nearly six inches from front to back, and about five inches broad at the front.
His colors range from pale lime green around the eyes, to dark brown splotches, mingling with medium tans, and bluish white specks in the pitholes. His claws appear to be a goldern tanish shade. It looks like maybe three coats of glaze were applied - bluish white, dark brown and medium tan - then someone scrubbed off some of the glaze, I guess depending upon the hills, valleys and pits on the body. It's a dull glaze. The glaze is not shiny, though the flash of the camera makes it look that way in places. And, I noticed after the face was enlarged, that it looks like two glazes were also applied around the eyes - the pale lime and a robin's egg blue - then rubbed off a bit. He has a delightful charm about him. But that's not a color.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND my interpretation of the glazing process is merely a wild guess for me! The last time I worked with ceramics was in the 60s!
Oh, by the way - the person who emailed me about the colors - I tried THREE times to return your email and was refused three times.
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