Mirella 2012 Glass Egg by Oiva Toikka (signed, numbered limited edition of 750)
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Numbered limited edition of 750 with hand-etched signature 'O. Toikka Nuutajärvi, 2012'
Each year legendary Finnish designer Oiva Toikka creates an annual bird and an annual egg for Iittala. They showcase his boundless creativity, his passion for blown glass art and his hands-on-approach to design, working with the master craftspeople at the Iittala Glass Factory. Each art object is individually mouth blown in Finland. We have just one remaining from 2012 - a significant year which marked 40 years of the partnership between Toikka and Iittala.
Mirella's Egg is awash is horizontal and vertical stripes of black and white moving all across the tall and spherical egg. A black glass band is rotated around a clear glass bubble infused with white powder to achieve the egg’s plaid effect. Because of this colour combination, parts of the egg gleam blue. The bird is hand-etched with the signature 'O.Toikka Nuutajärvi' and given an individual number out of 750 to ensure its authenticity.
Approximate dimensions: 9.5 x 13 cm
Mouth-blown glass, made in Finland.