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Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Vintage

Arabia - Brand Introduction
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Front Side
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Front Side
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Back Side
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Back Side
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Bottom View
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Bottom View
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Class 2, Detail
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Class 2, Detail
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Class 2, Detail
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Class 2, Detail
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Class 2, Detail
Arabia Ruija Coffee Cup 0,15 l, Class 2, Detail
Availability
1 pcs
Weight
349 g
Price per item
69,00 €

Ruija (Finnmark, an area in Norwegian Lappland) features a pattern of hand-painted moss green leaves with reddish-brown plums and stripes on a background of subtle powdery peach colour. The combination is unusual and rather refined, yet with a naturally cosy atmosphere and a simple gracefulness. The pattern designed by Raija Uosikkinen has a beautiful rustic and autumnal feel suggestive of an orchard full of fruits ripe for harvest.

The name is suggestive the ancient traditions of Finnish and Lappish peoples. It refers to the most northern area of Lappland, directly above Finland, were some people still speak an ancient version of Finnish. A land of known for its rough beautiful autumn colours, pale pink mountains, and the artesanal skill of the Sami people.

The highlight of this design is the artful and calligraphic brush-strokes, which have required extreme skill. Arabia was indeed much admired for the talent of its ceramic painters. The hand-painted nature of the pattern makes each dish excitingly unique and the colours shift in tone from pale watercolour washes to deep and luxurious tones. This change in colours give the simple design an exciting illusion of three-dimensionality and depth.

A set of a cup and a saucer for hot drinks. Usually used for serving coffee- or espresso-based drinks but also hot chocolate or tea.

These Ruija Coffee cups have some minor marks of use: tiny scratches or wear. There are some imperfections from production: the glazing is a bit uneven and there are a few tiny lumps or bubbles. The additional photos show examples.

Brand: Arabia
Series/Decoration: Ruija
Design of Form: Ulla Procopé
Design of Decoration: Raija Uosikkinen
Years of Manufacture: 1975-1981
Measurements: Height: 78 mm (cup), 18 mm (saucer)
Diameter: 70 mm (cup), 125 mm (saucer)
Material: Stoneware
Condition: Class 2 - see updated quality classifications

Designed in Finland, Made in Finland

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