Oiva Toikka’s limitless imagination combined with his sophisticated knowledge of glass, has made it possible for him and Iittala glassblowers to create little miracles of life. Drawing from nature and his passion for art glass, Toikka has created more than 400 birds over the last forty years. Each bird is individually mouth-blown, making each one as unique as the person who collects it. The Coral Eider is mouth-blown in blue glass with clear glass added on top and blown into a relief mold. An opal white and orange thread of glass is wound around the form and then heated in the furnace until the thread breaks to form the dots. The grey head is then added to the bird. Signed "O. Toikka Nuutajarvi" as a proof of authenticity, and comes with a collector's tag and gift box. Measures 8-Inch by 4-1/8-Inch in size. Made in Finland.