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ARABIA Valum coffee cup and saucer

ARABIA Valum coffee cup and saucer

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A mid-century masterpiece produced 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 poppies, the blue flowers are bellflowers, and the white flowers are marguerites.

Tableware manufactured by ARABIA was stamped with the year and month of manufacture until the early 1970s. 2-67 (February 1967) is stamped on the back of the saucer, indicating that it is a so-called mid-century golden age piece. The form was designed by Ulla Procoppe, known for Valencia and Ruska, and the pattern designer in charge of decoration was Esteri Tomra, known for Krokus and Botanica. It is a prototype model of the two co-created Flora that was announced later.

Details Manufacturer: ARABIA Form Design: Ulla Procope Pattern Design: Esteri Tomula Series Name: Valum Production Date: February 1967 Country of Origin: Finland Condition: ★★★★ ☆ (4: mint condition)
On the base of the cup, there is a mark that was cut off from the potter's wheel called itotoko. The brown color is not due to dirt, but to the exposure of the underlying potter's clay. This color is obtained because the glaze does not cover the base sufficiently and the fire does not easily pass through during firing. There are cutlery marks on the center rim of the saucer. There is no paint loss and the overall condition is beautiful with no cracks or chips.

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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