Baby Pink - Kastelintu - mail order bird - by Oiva Toikka 2005-2007 RARE
A very cute and rare small winged bird by Oiva Toikka. This one and a light blue variant of the same kind with wings were in production 2005-2007. These were produced for the US markets in limited numbers and were also sold by mail order.
"Kastelintu" in Finnish translates into "Christening bird", and suggests that these delicate birds were suitable as Christening gifts to baby girls and boys at Christening. In the US these birds were also sold in pairs with both a pink and a blue one and were called Lovebirds.
The bird is hand blown in the legendary village of Nuutajärvi, in Finland. Baby Pink is pink with a mat surface and clear head.
On the last picture you see a group of small cute birds by Toikka, all of which are introduced in Nuutajärvi: Baby Pink 2005, Blue Stint 2008, Rosy Finch 2001 and the Wren 1993, which is the oldest one of these four.
Size: 105 x 70mm Condition: Very good Signature: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi2006