Golden-Crested Kinglet - Birds by Toikka 1983-1993
Golden-Crested Kinglets in a selection of delicate colors. Design by Oiva Toikka. A quite early bird type. The production of these mini birds started already in 1983. Each miniature bird has individual features!
You can find the Golden-Crested Kinglet birds on page 21 in the book "Birds by Toikka". It is the seventh bird to be presented in this book. And these are mentioned in "In Oiva's Wonderland" on page 72.
Our Golden Crested Kinglets vary in size and age. B and G bear an Iittala sticker and the signature is sand blasted, so these birds are of a newer, younger generation. And for instance the round shaped blue one with a short neck and small head is the oldest one of these. It comes in original box and is for sale in a separate listing. It is photographed also here for comparison. Also J is sold in a listing of its own. H and L are clearly smaller birds than all the rest in the group. L has a non shiny surface that most of the time looks like very old metal. It has an emerald green tone in the glass inside but that is not normally discovered, unless you look at the bird against bright light.
The birds are named with different letters. When you click on one of the names in this listing, a picture of the corresponding bird appears uppermost and its price is shown under the heading, and now that very bird can be added to the cart by pressing the blue ADD to CART buttom. (D and J are sold through their own listings).
Signatures: A: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi B: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi (sand blasted) C: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi D: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi E: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi F: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi G: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi (sand blasted) H: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi I : O. Toikka Nuutajärvi K: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi L: O. Toikka Nuutajärvi Scroll down to the end of the almost endless row, to check all pictures!
Size: from 85mm x 60mm (smoky yellow) to 60mm x 45mm (tiny green) the medium sized are ca 70x50mm Condition: Very good-excellent