Long-Tailed Duck by Oiva Toikka (early) Nuutajärvi Notsjö Finland
This Long-Tailed Duck is of a very early production. The early ones are more round in shape than the later ones, and are not so metallic. The early ones are signed with the long phrase: Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö.
This one has a very nice pattern with green, white and golden brown colors. Green and white ones are not very often seen for sale.
You find text about Long-Tailed Duck (Alli) on page 18 in the book "Birds by Toikka" and on page 71 in "In Oiva's Wonderland". Long-tailed duck was in production for a quite long period: 1981-2009. Over the years there was a change both in shape and colors and signature.
Check also out the other Long-Tailed Ducks that we have for sale elsewhere on this site. On the last pictures you see this item together with another sligtly smaller green and white individual from the same time period.
Size: 180mm x 125mm Condition: Excellent/Very Good Signature: Oiva Toikka Nuutajärvi Notsjö