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ARABIA Valum coffee cup and saucer

ARABIA Valum coffee cup and saucer

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This is a masterpiece Valm made in mid-century by Finland's leading tableware manufacturer ARABIA. The flowers on the surface are beautiful and elegant, and the saucer is also decorated with flowers. The red flowers are called daisies, the blue flowers are called bellweed, and the white flowers are called marguerite.

Until the early 1970s, tableware manufactured by ARABIA was stamped with the year and month of manufacture. This saucer is stamped with the numbers 2-67 (February 1967) and 5-69 (May 1969) on the back, indicating that it is a work from the so-called mid-century golden age. The form design was by Ulla Procope, known for Valencia and Ruska, and the pattern designer in charge of the decoration was Estel Tomura, known for Crocus and Botanica. It is a prototype model for the two's joint work Flora, which was announced later.

■Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabia form design: Ulla Procope / Ulla Procope pattern design: Esteri Tomula / Esteri Tomula Series name: Valum / Valum Production date: 1965-1970 Country of production: Finland Condition: ★★★★☆ ( 4: Good condition)
The cup is in good condition with no signs of use. Cutlery marks can be seen on the center edge of the saucer. Overall, it is in beautiful condition.


Diameter 7.5cm Height 6.5cm Saucer diameter 13cm
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Ulla Procope

Ulla Procope

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. Over the next 20 years, he was in charge of design in the production department, creating the Ruska series in 1960 and the Valencia series in 1961 . Rusca became the flagship product with the longest running and highest number of sales among Arabia's products, and Ruska's form was called the S model , which later became the prototype model for Arabia's tableware. Valencia is the last hand-painted ARABIA product. After retiring from active duty due to cancer, Procope emigrated to the Canary Islands in Spain, where he died at the age of 47 .

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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 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 his physical handicap, has something in common with Birger Kaipiainen, who suffered from polio and designed the timeless classic Paratiisi.

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