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ARABIA Valum Tea Cup & Saucer

ARABIA Valum Tea Cup & Saucer

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■ Product introduction
It is a phantom item manufactured in the mid-century by Finland's leading tableware manufacturer ARABIA. In the Valum series, coffee cups rarely appear on the vintage market, but tea cups are a phantom item that has never been distributed, including in Finland.

Tableware manufactured by ARABIA was stamped with the year and month of manufacture until the early 1970s. 9-67 (September 1967) is stamped on the back of the saucer, indicating that it is a so-called mid-century golden age piece. The form design is by Ulla Procoppe, who is famous for Valencia, and the pattern designer who is in charge of decoration is Esteri Tomra, who is famous for crocuses. Poppies and poppy flowers are drawn on the cup, and it is a prototype model of Flora, which was jointly created by the two and was released later.

■ Details Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabia
Form design: Ulla Procope / Ulla Procoppe
Pattern design: Esteri Tomula
Series name: Valum
Production date: September 1967
Country of origin: Finland Condition: ★★★★☆ (4: mint condition)
There is a mark on the base of the cup that was cut off from the potter's wheel called the bottom of the thread, and it can be seen faintly that dirt has entered over the years. In addition, the glaze on the top of the handle feels thin where it is rough. There is a cutlery mark in the center of the saucer, but it is minor, and overall it is in a beautiful condition with no cracks or chips. This is the last customer for Varm. Since it is a rare item, I think it will be difficult to receive it in the future.

■Size Cup diameter 10.1cm Cup height 5.6cm Saucer diameter 14.1cm

About Ulla Procoppe

Ulla Procope

Ulla Procoppe ( Ulla Procope , 1921-1968)

Born in Helsinki. After graduating from the Faculty of Art and Design at Aalto University in Helsinki in 1948, he joined Arabia. After that, I was in charge of design in the production department for 20 years, in 1960 Ruska series, 1961 Creates the Valencia series. Rusca is the flagship product with the longest running and highest sales volume among Arabian products. The Valencia series is the last hand-painted product from Arabia. After retiring from active duty due to cancer, Procope moved to the Canary Islands in Spain. He died there at the age of 47.

■ About Esteri Tomra

Esteri Tomura (1920-1998)

Born in Helsinki. Her father, who was a university professor, bought a villa in the countryside called Urjalan in the northwestern part of Helsinki. be done. Esteri Tomura has a congenital dwarf disease and initially majored in pottery at Aalto University of Arts in Helsinki, but due to physical and physical reasons she was unable to handle clay satisfactorily. Therefore, he gave up the path of pottery and sought his own expertise in design. After joining ARABIA, he will hone his skills as a pattern designer with Laija Uosikkinen, who became a lifelong friend. While Uosikkinen preferred abstract and geometric patterns, Tomra seeks the origin of his designs in Finnish flowers, which were the original scenery of his childhood. Tomra, who created masterpieces in spite of physical handicaps, has something in common with Birger Kaipiainen, who designed the timeless classic Paratiisi while suffering from polio.

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