Only 300 of the iittala Toikka Rose Breasted Grosbeak have been produced especially for the Corning Museum of Glass, making this numbered bird a must-have for collectors. This robust bird belongs to the cardinal family, and you'll find the same striking color in a chevron shape leading from its throat to its breast. On the back, you'll find lustrous detailing the matches the iridescent blue of its cone-shaped beak. The rest of the bird is beautifully draped in black and white, lending a contrast that can't be missed in nature or in your collection. Each is designed by Oiva Toikka and handcrafted by the master iittala blowers in Finland, making yours a unique piece of art.
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
FinnStyle allowed me to hand-pick the glass bird that I most liked when I was not quite happy with the markings on the one that was shipped to me. It was not at all flawed, just a matter of my personal preference. They offered to send pictures of their stock for me to choose from, but I am lucky to live close enough to them that I asked if I could make the exchange in person and they couldn't have been any nicer, allowing me to drive there that very day. I am thrilled with the one I brought home.