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Arabia (ARABIA) Crocus (Krokus) Coffee Cup & Saucer & Plate Trio

Arabia (ARABIA) Crocus (Krokus) Coffee Cup & Saucer & Plate Trio

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A trio of masterpiece crocus coffee cups, saucers, and plates from ARABIA, a representative tableware manufacturer from Scandinavian Finland. The series name crocus is a type of iris flower. The person in charge of the design was Estel Tomura, who is known for works such as Flora, Varum, and Botanica, and is skilled at incorporating natural flowers into designs.

There are three types of Crocus series: black and white version, color version, and black and white gray rim version, but this is the color version. Crocus was manufactured for only two years, from 1978 to 1979. In recent years, reprints have been sold, but there are certain differences from vintage ones, such as the shape being sweeter and the reprints using mugs that were not in the original. This coffee cup and saucer and 17cm plate are only available on the vintage market, and their rarity is increasing year by year.

■Details Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabian form design: Peter Winquist / Peter Winquist Pattern design: Esteri Tomula / Esteri Tomula Year: 1978-1979 Country of origin: Finland Condition: For some reason The internal bottom of the cup and the elevated holder of the saucer are There are cutlery marks visible when held under the light, but the plate is in very beautiful condition. All three items are in beautiful condition with a glossy finish and little signs of use. This product is available in multiple quantities. All items in stock are in the same condition as the photo. The cup of this product is the one shown in the last 4 photos. There is a thin chip on the edge, so we are offering this item at a great price.

■Size
Diameter 7.7cm Height 6cm Saucer diameter 15cm Plate diameter 17cm

Esteri Tomula

Esteri Tomula

Esteri Tomura (1920-1998)

Born in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Her father, who was a university professor, bought a villa in the countryside called Urjalan in northwest Helsinki, and her childhood was spent every summer at the villa with her family, which was rich in nature, which deepened her knowledge of nature. be done. Esteri Tomura had a congenital condition called dwarfism, and initially majored in ceramics at Aalto University of the Arts in Helsinki, but due to physical reasons, she was unable to work with clay satisfactorily. Therefore, he gave up on the career of ceramics and sought his own expertise in design.

After joining ARABIA , he honed his skills as a pattern designer with Laiya Uosikkinen, who became his lifelong friend. While Uosikkinen preferred abstract and geometric patterns, Tomura seeks the origin of his designs in the flowers and flowers of Finland, which was the original landscape of his childhood. Tomura, who created masterpieces despite his physical handicaps, has similarities with Birger Kaipiainen, who designed the timeless masterpiece Paratissi despite suffering from polio.

Click here for a list of Esteri Tomura's works♪

ARABIA - Arabia

ARABIA factory

ARABIA is a ceramic manufacturer representing Finland in the 20th century. Originally, ARABIA was a factory established in Finland by Sweden's Rörstrand as a base for producing pottery for Russia. The company's name comes from the fact that it was established in the Arabian district of Helsinki, the capital.

From the 1950s to the 1980s, many world-famous designers such as Ulla Procoppe, Birger Kaipiainen, Laiya Uosikkinen, and Esteri Tomura created many works, known as the Golden Age of ARABIA. Works that had a great influence on modern modern design were created at the time, from simple Scandinavian modern designs to highly decorative and well-crafted pieces. ARABIA is known for its masterpieces such as paratissi, crocus, flora, and corari, which are both practical and decorative items unique to Scandinavian tableware that are useful for both interior and everyday use.

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Product photos are close-ups so that you can see the condition well. Therefore, the actual product may appear smaller. The wooden spoon is for size comparison, not an accessory, and is 13 cm long.

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