Owl Paperweight, Viking

I bought this odd item on eBay in July, 2004. It was described as a white owl paperweight. It's about 3 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches thick with iridescence on all surfaces. The seller said he had picked it up at the Viking factory.

I'd never heard of any Viking Carnival Glass and asked the seller if he could give me any details. He wrote back saying he had bought it at the closed factory when he just happened to be there as people from Fenton were there, thinking about buying the factory. He bought this piece, among others, and commented that while Viking did not actually make "Carnival," they did iridize some glass, including this paperweight.