Plover - Birds of Passage - Oiva Toikka Birds Finland
The Plover bird is one in the series of twelve birds designed by Oiva Toikka for selling by mail order in the 90s. Each of the birds in this collection represent quite different types and techniques, but they all are in a handy size for sending by mail. The collection is called the "Birds of Passage". The Plover is a light yellow bird decorated with thin dark stripes. The head is in clear glass, the tail in clear yellow glass. It is called "Kurmitsa" in Finnish.
The Plover was in production 1991-1997, and it is hand made in the legendary glass blower village of Nuutajärvi, in Finland. You find the bird on pages 32-35 in the "Birds by Toikka" book.
In this individual the stripes have come out well, and the pigment has stayed within the stripes fairly well.
Size: 140mm x 83mm Signature: O.Toikka Nuutajärvi Condition: Very good-Excellent