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Signed Ovia Toikka Finland Glass Bird, Flea Market Find 2 Euro ($2.29)

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    Posted 3 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    In perfect condition. I looked this up after I got home and was very pleased to find out it's Scandinavian.

    About the designer:

    https://www.iittala.com/designers/oiva-toikka/c/oiva-toikka/intro

    "Oiva Toikka (b.1931) is one of the great personas of Finnish glass design. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art is a departure from mainstream Nordic design. Toikka’s individual style is also evident in the utility objects he creates as they often deviate from the traditional clean-lined puritanism of Finnish design aesthetics. In addition to glass, his artistic activities cover staging, fashion design and plastic interior design elements.

    Toikka has gained a solid international reputation throughout his prolific career, which dates back to the 1950s, having worked with well-known designers and artists both in Finland and abroad. He has won several prestigious awards including the Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. In 1993, Toikka was given the honorary title of Professor of the Arts by the state of Finland. Birds by Toikka, a series designed for Iittala combines the artist’s limitless imagination with his expertise in the characteristics of glass. The unique and colorful birds, which are all handmade, have become the passion of collector’s worldwide."

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Bonnie

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    Comments

    1. Deano Deano, 3 years ago
      Don't like all the Toikka birds, but I do love this one. Quite jealous. Great find.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      What a really great find!! I do love this one.
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      How big is this?? It is really cute
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      @ Mrstyndall

      5 inches long
      3 1/2 inches high
      2 1/2 inches at the widest point of the base
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Great, I thought maybe it was a mini piece, but that is a nice size. Well done :)
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      QUITE a PICK !!!!

      Well done YOU !!!
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      One of the loveliest I've seen.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Weeelll, that's a tad cheap for a Toikka bird! Multiply by about 100 you will be close.
      I like the red/black contrast here.
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      racer4four - yes, I noticed that also when I looked up the origins of my pretty bird!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      CONGRATS ON A GRAND FIND!!
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, everybody!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Are you turning into a glass Jedi, Bonnie? ;-)))
      Well done!
    13. KarenLR71, 3 years ago
      STUNNING!!!!!!
    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      kyra - it just screamed "quality" at me when I saw it on the table - so I picked it up and turned it over.....BINGO!!!

      KarenL > thanks!!!
    15. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      Beautiful piece!
    16. apostata apostata, 1 month ago
      tulitintti = firebird
    17. HappyHourOwls HappyHourOwls, 29 days ago
      Great story... doesn't get much better. Well done!
    18. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 29 days ago
      Who got super lucky then? Amazing find!!

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