Two signed Oiva Toikka glass birds for Iittala Nuutajärvi.
Grass eider 21 cm.
Whip Poor Will 15 cm.
Wear due to age and use. The general impression is good.
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