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Penetrated ARABIA HLA Hilkka-Liisa Ahola Teacup Blue

Penetrated ARABIA HLA Hilkka-Liisa Ahola Teacup Blue

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This is a tea cup made at the Art Department of Finland's leading ceramic maker ARABIA. Designer Hilkka Liesa Ahola had her own atelier in the form of an in-house studio, separate from the production line for mass-produced products at ARABIA, and produced handmade works in collaboration with painters. Hilkka Lisa Ahora designed a series of plates called Kutamo , but this one is like a sister product. Blue and dark yellow color like a scale pattern surrounds the entire surface. The inside is covered with a thick blue glaze, and the saucer is also covered with a thick blue glaze.

The shape of the cup is straight and the mouth part is along the outside. It's shaped like a demitasse cup, but it's relatively large and holds about 250ml. The form follows the S model devised by Ulla Procoppe, known for Valencia.

■ Detailed specifications

Manufacturer: ARABIA Form Design: Ulla Procope Pattern Design: Hilkka-Liisa Ahola Country of Origin: Finland Age: 1960s Condition: Penetrated Cup and saucer are extremely beautiful items that have never been used. However, intrusion can be seen near the handle of the cup as shown in the photo. Penetration is a crack that runs through the glaze surface during firing in the manufacturing process, and is not a scratch or damage to the main body itself. It has passed the manufacturer's inspection. The dents on the top of the saucer are rough when separated from the potter's wheel called the bottom of the thread.

■ size

Cup diameter 10cm Height 5.3cm Saucer diameter 16.2cm

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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 .

Click here for a list of Ulla Procoppe's works♪

Hilkka-Liisa Ahola

Hilkka-Liisa Ahola
Hilkka-Liisa Ahola (1920-2009)

Born in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. After working as a trainee at ARABIA in 1943, he held multiple design positions. In 1947, he officially joined ARABIA, and during the 27 years until 1974, he worked on many atelier works called HLA designs, featuring floral patterns and female figures. Since each of her works is hand-painted, no two are the same, and many of her works are characterized by a unique sense of color, especially in dark brown works that use blues, browns, and yellows with reduced luminosity. In 1958, she became famous for her Kukka (flower) series, and her vases with hand-painted flowers became a big hit and continued to be produced until the 1970s. In 1974, ARABIA downsized the art department due to a financial crisis, and she also left ARABIA accordingly. After that, he turned to the production of batik called batik as a freelancer.

Click here for a list of works by Hilkka Lisa Ahora♪

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