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Posts from the ‘Raija Uosikkinen’ Category

Arabia Sinilintu//Bluebird

Recently I came across a few of these stunning, extra large chocolate cups. The design is “Sinilintu” or Bluebird by Raija Uosikkinen, in production 1966 to 1975. The striking and bold design of a blue bird amongst flowers and ferns, is beautifully intricate and detailed.

The large (500ml) cup form looks equally good with or without a saucer because of its footed profile.

This pattern as far as I have discovered was only used on this form – not as part of a dinnerware series.

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

 

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

 

 

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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 “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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