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Arabia (ARABIA) Valencia (Valencia) 26cm platter 1

Arabia (ARABIA) Valencia (Valencia) 26cm platter 1

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■Details
Manufacturer: ARABIA

Designer: Ulla Procope

Era: 1961-1970s

Country of Origin: Finland

Condition: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5: Many cutlery marks)
When you hold the plate up to the light, you can see cutlery marks on the surface, and there are stacking marks on the edges. There are bracing marks from manufacturing on the back edge. There are no cracks, chips, or crazing, but it is in good condition for everyday use, so we are offering it at a great price.

■Size Diameter 26cm Height 2.5cm


This is a plate from the Valencia series, a hand-painted tableware that is synonymous with ARABIA. The Valencia series includes a full range of tableware to decorate your dining table, including teacups, soup tureens, cutting boards, juicers, pitchers, and teapots. This is a large, impressive 26cm plate.

This product is believed to have been produced in the 1960s or 1970s, as the hand signature on the back is handwritten. Valencia was temporarily discontinued in the 1980s and later revived, but after its revival, the signature was stamped with type and the handwritten signature was no longer drawn.

Therefore, the hand-signed Valencia is the oldest of the vintages. UP is the initials of Ulla Procoppe, and the painter's initials are signed on the right side, separated by a slash.

"Valencia" masterpiece of Arabic tableware

Valencia series series

Valencia is a representative work of 20th century ARABIA. It was released in 1961 and was in long-run production for half a century until 2002. Sales ended when ARABIA moved its manufacturing base to Southeast Asia. In other words, all Valencia series products are manufactured in Finland. It has not been reprinted since then and is currently only available on the vintage market.

The series name, Valencia, is the name of a port city in southeastern Spain, and the deep cobalt blue color represents the dull-colored sea of ​​the Mediterranean Sea and the strong sunlight. Designer Ulla Procope designed the Valencia in 1961, and it has become a timeless masterpiece with the most antique fans among all ARABIA products. Procope is also responsible for the design of the long-running Ruska and the highly rare Flora.

Procoppe died of illness in 1968 at the young age of 47, but she was recuperated in the Canary Islands of Spain, and it is said that she was surrounded by the Spanish coastline throughout her life. After her death, Valencia, like other series, went into long-run production and was manufactured in Finland for over 40 years until 2002.

painter

Valencia is created using a technique called hand painting, in which the painter applies patterns one by one with a brush. This is a method that has been discontinued since ARABIA moved its manufacturing base outside of Finland, and hand painting means that it is a genuine Finnish product.

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.

Check out our ARABIA collection here!

Ulla Procope

Ulla Procope

Ulla Procope (1921-1968)

Born in Helsinki. In 1948 , he graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design at Aalto University in Helsinki and joined Arabia Company. After that, he was in charge of design in the production department for 20 years, creating the Ruska series in 1960 and the Valencia series in 1961 . Ruska became the longest-running and most sold flagship product of Arabia's products, and the form of Ruska was called the S model , which became the prototype model for subsequent ARABIA tableware. Valencia is the last hand-painted ARABIA product. After suffering from cancer and retiring from active duty, Procope moved to Spain's Canary Islands, where he died at the age of 47 .

Click here for a list of Ulla Procope's works.

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