Oiva Toikka - Iittala - Figurine(s) - Riekko

Description
Oiva Toikka - Iittala - Figurine(s) - Riekko
Finland - 1975-1999 - Glass

Oiva Toikka’s (Iittala / Nuutajärvi) beautiful glassbird. Bird is mouth blowed glass and it has signature of Mr Toikka in its bottom.

Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Iittala Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers. The collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and would not have been possible without Toikka’s hands-on-approach at the glassworks and his keen understanding of each employee’s skills. Drawing from nature and his passion for art glass, Toikka has created more than four hundred birds in the last forty years.

Today, collecting Toikka birds has become an international activity with collectors tracking down rarities and discussing favorites with the same enthusiasm as their real-life equivalents in the ornithological world. These lovely little creatures are individually mouth-blown making them a unique treasure in homes, offices or any other space where they nest.

Lot details
Object
Figurine(s)
Material
Glass
Designer/ Artist
Oiva Toikka
Manufacturer/ Brand
Iittala
Model/ Name
Riekko
Estimated Period
1975-1999
Country of Origin
Finland
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
10×9×14 cm
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