Cookovaya Marble Platter
Owls to Athens?
Don’t be silly he said to me
They are here you see.
A favorite Ancient Greek proverb says, “γλαῦκ’ εἰς Ἀθήνας” meaning “owls to Athens” (“Eulen nach Athen tragen” in German). As there are plenty of owls in Athens, the saying translates as doing something unnecessary or superfluous, as so often people do in life. Our stories are simple: keep it relevant, and authentic. The owl—cookovaya in Greek—is the emblem of the city of Athens. This simple guy was found in a box of old bronze objects tossed away for salvage in the corner of a flea market in Athens. He was found by our founder, cast using ancient methods, and now stands as a protectant for you, or whatever you choose to give him, whether it be olives, or some baubles or coins, when used as a trinket dish next to your bed.
- Brass and pre-mined marble with raw edge
- Dimensions: 14″W x 14″W (5.5 x 5.5 cm). Size is approximate as marble size may vary.
- Brass should be wiped with dry cloth or polish with brass cleaner. Marble should be cleaned with damp cloth. Please note that acid such as lemon juice will bleach the marble and change the color and texture of the surface. Do not place in dishwasher.
- Single drilled hole for hanging
- Made in Athens, Greece.
Many of our items are custom made to order. Please allow three to five weeks for delivery depending on the item.