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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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Both of these birds are by Oiva Toikka.
Both are signed Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö .
They date to around 1972.
The larger one, the green sieppo was one of my first Finnish pieces.
The second little flycatcher was bought some time later.

I liked the way that these pieces were signed.
"Signed = good" was one of my mantras in those days.
That was probably a mistake! I should have trusted my taste, my "eye"
But I still like these little birds. They were among his earliest.

Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass.
He has created over 500 variations of glassblown birds. Collecting Toikka glass birds has become an international activity, with rarities being as eagerly tracked down and talked about as their real equivalents in the ornithological world. These days the birds are produced by Iittala.

Oiva Toikka has enjoyed an international career and has received numerous awards, among them the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal.

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  1. cindyjune cindyjune, 3 years ago
    Very nice!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    They tend to migrate to vary spots around the apartment. At the moment the are in the bathroom with some Sapaneva items: two pinottava pullos.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    A belated thanks to all those loves & likes:
    tikiray,jojomang,marcobabe13, cindyjune, Mark, FineLines, not2fancy4me, wolcott1 & BeauxPurdy.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks RitaA !
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to inky, miKKo and austro too!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks eye4beauty!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Speed reading! Thanks for the memories!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Sean, if you see this can you have a look at my Facebook page?
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Sisu!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks bratjdd!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!

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