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Posts from the ‘Arabia Finland’ Category

Arabia Finland Revontuli

Quite a rare find. This very attractive geometric design is Arabia Finland’s “Revontuli”, produced at Arabia from 1954 – 1963.

The form design is of course classic Kaj Franck, on his “TM” Shape, and the pattern design is by Raija Uosikkinen.

The TM shape was design by Franck in 1948, inspired by a coffee service in made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory of St. Petersburg for Emperor Paul 1 of Russia.

When designing this form Franck did not include a recess in the saucer to hold the cup, which kept the form pure in appearance – and as a consequence the saucer can also be used as a small sweet/cake plate.

Raija designed 3 colour-ways for the series as far as I can find out – Blue, Red and a Yellow Ochre.

Arabia Finland Revontuli

Arabia Finland Revontuli Blue

Arabia Finland Revontuli

Arabia Finland Revontuli Red

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Arabia Finland, Faenza

Until recently I hadnt come across this fantastic design in real life.

This is the blue version of “Faenza”, Arabia Finland 1973-1979.

The very functional, clean lined forms (The EH Series) were designed by Peter Winquist, for which he won an international ceramics design prize.

The decoration/design is by Inkeri Seppälä (better known as Inkeri Leivo) .

The decoration on Faenza came in brown, black, blue and yellow- and the blue is such an intense, vibrant colour – and tends to be the more collectable (and thus expensive version nowadays). As far as I have been able to find out the yellow and black were without any pattern, just the banding.

 

Arabia Faenza - Blue

Arabia Faenza – Blue

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Arabia Finland “Pallas”

This is an Arabia Finland pattern you don’t see very often called “Pallas”.

It is very delicate china, with an equally intricate and delicate stylised floral pattern in gold.

The design is by Raija Uosikkinen, and produced c 1965-1970.

As far as I can tell it was a series of cups, saucer and plates – but not a complete dinner setting.

The sides of the cup are ribbed or scalloped – like a sea shell, which adds to the delicacy and overall feel of the design.

Arabia Finland Pallas

Arabia Finland Pallas

Arabia Finland Pallas

Arabia Finland Pallas

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