Created exclusively for the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, this 9th annual bird celebrates the avian summer visitor to Tacoma and the only tanagers to be found regularly in Washington. The iittala Toikka Western Tanager is modeled after the adult bird, with its striking red, yellow, blue and black features. A bold and summery lemon yellow fills the bird's breast, flecked with spots of brown. The Tanager's jet black and glossy tail leads up to a red head and blue gradient beak. Very faintly etched on its base is "O Toikka Nuutajärvi" and each bird's respective number out of 253, this limited edition bird is a sight to behold.
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Oiva Toikka and iittala working together with your very own Western Tanager.
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 is a gift that I know will be treasured by the recipient. I have bought many different birds over the years -- all as gifts for family members. I have many of them in my wife's collection in my home. They are all revered.