Auction 161D

Oiva Toikka - Birds
A Private Collection

24. February 2022 at 3:00 PM MESZ CEST



Oiva Toikka flying high - exciting bidding battles resulted in a sales rate of over 90%

The private collection comprising 331 lots with colorful glass birds and eggs was already very popular in advance. Numerous written preliminary bids reached the auction house up to the last minute, so that almost all objects had to go into the race with a higher starting price. The international collectors were not deterred by this and so several lots were knocked down for ten times their original estimate. Particularly lively participation came directly from the hall and via the in-house online platform 'Quittenbaum live'. The two 'Kiikkuris' in blue and red fetched top prices. The 2005 model changed hands for €4,000, the earlier version from 1995 for even €4,400. The rare pearly pygmy owl 'Helmipöllö' with its expressive face attracted many bidders and rose from €300 to €2,000.

Only a very small number of lots can still be acquired in the post-auction sale. Reserve your lot by March 25, 2022.