Dove of Peace: a perfect ornament for art collectors and a symbol of peace and salvation perfect for an Easter gift
As a universal symbol of peace, it’s only fitting that the Dove of Peace strikes a perfect balance between simple and harmonious design. A fine example of Iittala’s expert glassblowing, the individually handmade bird is entirely translucent, allowing onlookers a unique peek inside.
Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Iittala Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972. The collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and would not have been possible without Toikka’s hands-on-approach at the glassworks and his keen understanding of each employee’s skills. Drawing from nature and his passion for art glass, Toikka has created more than four hundred birds in the last forty years.
Today, collecting Toikka birds has become an international activity with collectors tracking down rarities and discussing favorites with the same enthusiasm as their real-life equivalents in the ornithological world. These lovely little creatures are individually mouth-blown making them a unique treasure in homes, offices or any other space where they nest.
Material: Mouth blown glass 160 x 110 mm