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 bears an Iittala sticker and the signature is sand blasted, so this bird is for sure a younger bird than C, D and G that bear Nuutajärvi stickers and are hand engraved. C, D and G are rounder in body shape and have smaller heads compared with the other Kinglets of the same size in this group. These come in original boxes and we have moved each of these three to a separate listing although photos of these are also presented here for comparison. H and L are clearly smaller birds than all the rest in this group. L has a matt copper tone on the surface. But most of the time looks like very old metal. It has emerald green glass inside but that is not normally discovered, unless you look at the bird from the underside against bright light.
Our birds are named with different letters.
When you click on one of the birds of 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. C,D and G are sold through an own listing for each.
Signatures: B: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi (sand blasted) C: O.T. Nuutajärvi D: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi E: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi F: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi G: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi H: 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 (yellow) to 60mm x 45mm (small green) Condition: Excellent / Very Good