Fire Bird for Suomalainen Kirjakauppa 1982 - Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi (IN BOX)
A vintage Fire Bird for Suomalainen Kirjakauppa (Finnish Bookstore) in 1982, designed by Oiva Toikka and hand made in legendary Nuutajärvi village in Finland. Suomalainen Kirjakauppa commissoned one bird each year in 1981-1983. These early three Bookstore birds, Blue Bird, Fire Bird and Green Bird, are rarely seen for sale. They are sometimes mixed up with the later birds commissioned for SSKK (- the book Club), but these are a of a different series.
The Fire Bird is of bright red, lucent glass that has slightly diffuse, broad, lustered ashgrey bands around the body. This bird is numbered 101/500, and comes in its original box.
Size: 160mm x 110mm Condition: Excellent in original box Signature: Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö 101/500