a "Pompom" glass vase, Nuutajärvi Notsjö, Finland late 1960's.
Free-blown red glass with additions in blue, purple and clear glass, signed Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö. Height 33,5 cm.
Minor stains to interior.
Jack Dawson, "Oiva Toikka Glass and Design", Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö, Härmeenlinna, Finland 2007, compare Pompom vases, ill. p 60-61.
Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the greatest Finnish ceramic and glass artists of the 20th century. Toikka, who began his artistic career as a ceramicist, was from 1963 the artistic director of Notsjö Glasbruk. However, Toikka is today mainly associated with Iittala, not least for the well-known production of "glass birds". The successes have also been great in other artistic areas, for example Toikka has been hired as a costume designer for several theater and opera productions, of which productions at the Finnish National Opera should be mentioned.Read more