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Rare Size Arabia (ARABIA) Crocus (Krokus) Tea Cup & Saucer

Rare Size Arabia (ARABIA) Crocus (Krokus) Tea Cup & Saucer

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Detailed specifications
designer Form design: Peter Winquist
Pattern design: Esteri Tomula
Series name Krokus / Crocus
era 1978-79
Country of manufacture Finland

Condition: ★★★★☆ (4.5: Very good condition)
There are slight scratches on the surface of the saucer when viewed under light, but the condition is close to that of a dead stock item. Both the cup and saucer are in good condition with no cracks or chips, but there are some thin intrusions inside the cup that are not visible in the photo. Penetration is a crack that runs on the glaze surface during firing during the manufacturing process, and is not a scratch from use or damage to the body itself. It has passed the manufacturer's inspection. The cup is dead stock and in very good mint condition.

size Cup diameter 9.3cm Height 6.5cm Saucer diameter 17cm

This is a masterpiece crocus tea cup and saucer from ARABIA, a tableware manufacturer representing 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 black and white version which is relatively rare. 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 teacup and saucer is a particularly rare large-sized vintage crocus, and there were very few produced. This is a rare item that is rarely available even in the vintage market.

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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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♪

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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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