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ARABIA Crocus (Krokus) 15.5cm Bowl

ARABIA Crocus (Krokus) 15.5cm Bowl

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It is a 16cm bowl of the masterpiece crocus of the tableware maker ARABIA company representing Finland in Northern Europe. The series name crocus is a kind of iris flower. The designer was Esteri Tomra, who is known for Flora, Warm, Botanica, etc., and is good at incorporating natural flowers into the design. 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. Crocus is a product that was manufactured for only two years from 1978 to 1979. In recent years, reprinted bowls have been sold, but the shape is different, and the mouth is along the outward direction, making it a more sophisticated line than the reprinted version. Also, the black and white version has not been reprinted and can only be obtained in vintage.

■ Details Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabian Form Design: Peter Winquist / Peter Winqvist
Pattern design: Esteri Tomula / Esteri Tomra Age: 1978-1979 Country of Origin: Finland Condition: ★★★★☆ (4.: Good condition)
Although it is a beautiful product with no feeling of use, there are several spots on the edge that look like brown spots when viewed through the light. This is not a stain, but a state where the underlying pottery clay is transparent due to the lack of glaze at the time of manufacture. It is in a state similar to a dead stock item that has no feeling of use, but please be aware of the spots. A black spot can be seen on the plateau.

■ 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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