The Firebird is part of the cute Birds of Passage collection, which costitutes of a series of twelve very different small sized birds that was designed by famous professor Oiva Toikka for mail order delivery in the early 90's. This bird is hand made in the legendary glass village in Nuutajärvi, Finland.
You find the Firebird on page 33 in the "Birds by Toikka" book, and in "In Oiva's Wonderland" on page 76. On a somewhat blotchy christmas-red body there are distinct dark spots in brown-black and blue-grey, and the head is olive green and marbled in this individual. It was impossible to catch the right natural rich red tone in the pictures, despite trying several different options. The color turned out either orange or pale, neither of which is the case in real life..
Size: 120mm x 85mm Signature: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi Condition: Very Good