iittala Toikka Dotterel - FinnFest 2016 Bird

by iittala

Type: Bird Guide
SKU: II-BR365921

✔ Made in Finland
✔ Mouthblown
✔ Designed by: Oiva Toikka
✔ Signed: O. Toikka IITTALA FinnFest 2016
✔ Limited Edition: Yes
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FinnFest 2016 takes place on a cruise sailing from Boston to Montreal, and the iittala Toikka Dotterel honors the event's voyage. The English word "Dotterel" dates back to 1440 as an insult to someone considered foolish or easily duped. It's unsure which usage came first, but the Dotterel bird shares this name due to its unsuspecting nature which makes it easily caught. The raised detailing of the mouth-blown glass gives the plumage a texture that can be admired from afar and felt in hand, but the wings are left smooth circles. A blue head and translucent beak sit slightly cocked on the plump body, capturing the bird's tame and trusting disposition.

The birds of Oiva Toikka's 2016 collection are individually mouth-blown by the master glassblowers at iittala's glassworks in Finland. Each handcrafted iittala Toikka Small Dotterel - FinnFest 2016 Bird carries the signature O. Toikka IITTALA FinnFest 2016 on its base to ensure authenticity.
Product Details
  • Made in: Finland
  • Made by: iittala
  • Designer: Oiva Toikka
  • Measurements: 8-1/2" L x 4" W x 4-1/2" H (22 x 11 x 11 cm)
  • Signed: O. Toikka IITTALA FinnFest 2016
  • Year Introduced: 2016
  • Limited Edition: Yes
  • Numbered: No
  • Primary Color: Gold,Brown
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About Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the most well-known personalities of Finnish glass. Toikka’s projects offered a departure from the clean-lined designs Finland is known for. The creations from Toikka’s imagination have been brought to life by the master glassblowers at iittala for over 50 years. Toikka’s glass bird collection is his most familiar work and his limitless creativity has delivered hundreds of colorful, mouth-blown collectibles to the world. GlassBirds.com offers the largest collection of Toikka glass birds in the US.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
The detailing is top-notch

This bird is beautiful in the stock photos, but it was made for close-ups.

The colors play nicely off of one another, and the overall effect is of one joyful bird.

Beautiful bird - great experience

Another beautiful bird by Toikka and I, again, had a great online ordering and fast delivery experience.


I already have one so buying this as a going away gift for a friend who also love the Toikka birds. The two are slightly different because of hand made nature but both are stunning!