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. These first three birds were in years 1990-2018 followed by no less than 25 birds that also were commisssioned by Suomalainen Kirjakauppa but for distribution through their on line Book Club (SSKK = Suuri Suomalainen Kirjakerho).
The Fire Bird is of bright red, lucent glass that has slightly diffuse, broad, lustered ashgrey bands around the body.
Size: 160mm x 110mm
This bird is numbered 101/500, and comes in its original box.
Condition: Excellent in original box
Signature: Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö 101/500