Oiva Toikka, Cut crystal-glass Art-Object, Model 3101, Nuutajärvi-Notsjö ca. 1990


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A mould blown, cased glass, cut off art-object, model 3101. Designed by Oiva Toikka in 1990 and handmade by the craftsmen of the Nuutajärvi-Notsjö glassworks in Finland.

The bowl is made in the shape of a reversed truncated pyramid of polished and cut crystal. Encased in the centre is a two-cloured bowl, blue on the outside and yellow on the inside. These objects were handmade and only produced between 1990 and 1992.




About Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka (1931 Viipurin maalaiskunta, Finland – 2019 Helsinki, Finland) was one of Scandinavia’s foremost glass-artists.

Educated in ceramics at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, he took up glass design later in life and is probably best known for his large collection (more than 400 designs) of mouthblown glass birds, he designed from 1972 until his death is 2019.

Among Toikka’s many awards are the Lunning Prize in 1970, Finnish State Award for Crafts and Design in 1975, Pro Finlandia Medal in 1980, Kaj Franck Design Prize in 1992, Finland Prize in 2000 and Prins Eugen Medal in 2001.

Museums all over the world have included his work in their collections: MoMa, New York City, British Museum, Design Museum, Helsinki, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam etc.


O. Toikka Nuutajärvi in diamondpen underneath the base


Nuutajärvi-Notsjö, Finland between 1990-1992


Good overall condition, minor wear consistent of age and use. Very minor notch on one side.


Marianne Aav (ed.), Oiva Toikka. Moments of Ingenuity. p. 138


Height 7,9 cm
Width 14,8 cm
Depth 14,8 cm
Weight 2363 grams

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