Equally as stunning as its avian counterpart, the iittala Toikka Alder Thrush 2014 Annual Egg boasts the same mosaic motif as the annual bird but on a smooth oval of opal glass. Vivid color flakes are sporadically sprinkled across its milky white complexion in springy shades of yellow, blue, green and peach. A portion of these specks are slightly raised to lend the piece an interesting texture, and others are made of a reflective, opalescent glass that will pick up the pigment and movement around it. Random in size, shape and placement, this complex coloring technique will emphasize the unique nature of these individually mouth-blown jewels. Only 750 of these limited edition pieces have been handcrafted, making your numbered Alder Thrush 2014 Annual Egg a rare, one-of-a-kind collectible.The pieces of Oiva Toikka's 2014 collection are individually mouth-blown by the master glassblowers at iittala’s glassworks shop. Limited edition, each handcrafted iittala Toikka Alder Thrush Egg is numbered "x/750" and carries the signature “O. Toikka Iittala” on its base to ensure authenticity.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... More iittala
One, if not the most recognizable names in Finnish glass design, Oiva Toikka’s boundless imagination has taken glass art to new heights. Best known for his Birds collection for iittala, he brings mouth-blown glass creations to life. Each one is hand-crafted so every piece is an original and... More Oiva Toikka