"I purchased this owl and also the green mercury glass owl. I'm really surprised this made it through the shipping process without arriving in a million pieces! I'm not sure I've ever felt glass this THIN! I thought I would break it just by handling it. I don't regret purchasing this and I would still recommend it-especially if you like owls. Just be warned, they are extremely fragile and delicate and need to be displayed in a very safe area away from kids or cats or large happy dogs who like to hit everything with their wagging tails!"