Celebrate 40 years of Oiva Toikka’s magnificent collection of Toikka birds with the iittala Toikka Festive Catcher. This long, delicate bird is unique in design and shape with wings that stretch high above the body, and a beak that dips lower than the tail.Celebrate 40 years of Oiva Toikka’s magnificent collection of Toikka birds with the iittala Toikka Festive Catcher. This long, delicate bird is unique in design and shape with wings that stretch high above the body, and a beak that dips lower than the tail. With a dark, burnt orange body that fades to a black base and tail, pearlescent grey wings and beak, and sea blue head, this bird is distinct from the rest of the Toikka collection. Limited in edition, there will only be 2,000 Toikka Festive Catchers made.
The 2012 collection of birds by Oiva Toikka are individually mouth-blown by the master glassblowers at iittala’s glassworks in Nuutajärvi, Finland. Each handcrafted iittala Toikka Festive Catcher carries the signature “O. Toikka Nuutajärvi” on its base to ensure authenticity, as well as its unique number out of 2,000.
First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... 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
This mouth-blown glass bird is a wonderful addition to my mantel collection of Tolkka Birds. Its unique design makes it stand out by also enhances the other 'normal formed' birds. The coloring is darker than what is displayed above. I would prefer the greater contrast as shown, but either way it is lovely.
To the packers at FinnStyle: the outer shipping box was well packed and sealed to protect this bird and its unique box.
However, that box had obviously been opened and the bird taken out. It very poorly repackaged. The bill protection was
in place but only one sheet of tissue was loosely placed around the bird which was upside-down in the box. The other
birds I have ordered always arrive well wrapped in a heavy weight printed paper, obviously from the factory. This bird had
been removed and replaced in a careless manner. Fortunately, it arrived intact. An expensive mistake fortunately avoided.
Is the colour of this bird Dark brown or near black?Is the photo you are listing a sample image or a actual image?
Please let me know.
It is a very dark brown that can appear black. This is a stock photo from Iittala - all of the Festive catchers are made individually by hand with a unique number written on the bottom along with Oiva Toika's signature. Each bird may slightly differ from the rest.