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iittala Toikka Kiuru 2017 Annual Bird

iittala Toikka Kiuru 2017 Annual Bird

TOIKKA BIRD GUIDE ITEM

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  • BRAND: iittala
  • DESIGNER: Oiva Toikka
  • LIMITED EDITION: Yes
  • SIGNED: O. Toikka IITTALA 2017
  • MEASUREMENTS: 8" L x 3" W x 5-1/2" H (20 x 8 x 14 cm)
  • SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Annual Bird
    • Limited Edition
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The only current member of the collection with wings, the 2017 Annual Bird takes flight as Finland celebrates 100 years of independence. Artist Oiva Toikka explains, "Kiuru is what makes the summer: it announces the arrival of summer one month in advance according to Finnish legend." The Eurasian skylark wears stunning shades of blue and white, a palette that reflects the blue skies and clouds as well as the lakes and snow of Finland's landscape. Kiuru requires the skilled craftsmanship of five glass-blowers, who handcraft each part of the bird separately using a veiled glass technique. Each piece is joined while still hot before the finish touches are put on, requiring precise timing and teamwork. When the opal white glass is blown into the mold, it allows small air bubbles to form on the surface of the glass. Blue dye is added in powder form to create the pearl-like pattern on the body, which Kiuru's numbered annual egg shares. The special edition Kiuru is only in the product selection for 2017.
  • BRAND: iittala
  • DESIGNER: Oiva Toikka
  • SIGNED: O. Toikka IITTALA 2017
  • LIMITED EDITION: Yes
  • NUMBERED: No
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Annual Bird, Limited Edition
  • MEASUREMENTS: 8" L x 3" W x 5-1/2" H (20 x 8 x 14 cm)
  • COUNTRY: Mouth-blown in Finland, Made in Finland
  • COLOR: White, Blue
  • COLLECTION YEAR: 2017
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