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DESIGNER: Oiva Toikka
LIMITED EDITION: Yes, Limited to 2006 production
SIGNED: O Toikka, 2006, Nuutajärvi (hand-etched)
MEASUREMENTS: 9" L x 5-1/4" H (23 x 13.3 cm)
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Steller’s Eider is iittala’s annual bird for 2006. Designed by Oiva Toikka, this Limited Edition Arctic bird is rendered appropriately in glass form with a clear, icy head and a white body with ice-pocked air bubbles.....Steller’s Eider is iittala’s annual bird for 2006. Designed by Oiva Toikka, this Limited Edition Arctic bird is rendered appropriately in glass form with a clear, icy head and a white body with ice-pocked air bubbles, laced with a wintry, silver ribbon. Mimicking mirrored, icy waters and silvery plumage, the colors of this bird are striking and elegant. A diving bird, iittala’s Eider has a silvery, broad-billed beak dipped in silver. On the base of the Steller’s Eider is the signature of Oiva Toikka, 2006 and of his studio in Nuutajärvi, Finland.
Also available with this 2006 bird is the limited-edition Steller’s Eider 2006 Egg.
For over 30 years, renowned Finnish designer, Oiva Toikka, has astounded us with his glass-blown creations. For 2006, Toikka has developed a diverse range of beautiful birds; from a small, inquisitive barn owl, to a regal and stoic heron, he spans the gamut of the avian imagination and never ceases to amaze us with his creative talents. Toikka's birds are perfect as gifts or in beginning-- or adding to-- your glass bird collection.