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DESIGNER: Oiva Toikka
LIMITED EDITION: Limited to 300
SIGNED: O. Toikka IITTALA FinnFest 2019
MEASUREMENTS: 8-1/2" L x 5-3/4" H (22 x 15 cm)
SPECIAL FEATURES: • FinnFest Bird • Limited Edition
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Exclusive and limited to only 300 pieces, the iittala FinnFest 2019 Bird is as rare of a treasure for Toikka collectors as it is in the wild. Only one out of every 1800 cardinals is partially white, due to a condition that causes a lack of melanin in their commonly crimson plumage. This fascinating phenomenon is captured with a white opal body and contrasted by a dark grey tail with a galaxy of dazzling, windswept markings. The tail also has a tortoise-shell texture to it that can be felt and seen when moved in the light. The beautiful bird has a gold-brown luster beak and a cranberry red head with the classic, cardinal crest as well as a grey stripe along its back. Home to many Northern cardinals, Detroit, Michigan was the hosting city of FinnFest 2019. Commemorate this special Finnish-American event with your own one-of-a-kind iittala bird, or gift the handcrafted and mouth-blown beauty this season. Among Toikka's final designs before his passing in April of 2019, this bird is especially meaningful for his fans and collectors.
Please note: As each is handcrafted and mouth-blown, your Toikka bird will be one-of-a-kind. Head shapes and tail patterns may vary from those pictured.