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Arabia Snowflake Bowl 18 x 23 cm, Vintage

Arabia - Brand Introduction
Arabia Snowflake Bowl 18 x 23 cm, Front
Arabia Snowflake Bowl 18 x 23 cm, Front
Arabia Snowflake Bowl 18 x 23 cm, Side
Arabia Snowflake Bowl 18 x 23 cm, Side
Arabia Snowflake Bowl 18 x 23 cm, Bottom
Arabia Snowflake Bowl 18 x 23 cm, Bottom
2 pcs
1.087 kg
Price per item
67,00 €

This item can be shipped only in a Posti parcel. Please note that this will affect your whole order.

Snowflake is a charming indigo blue winter decoration. It was designed by Raija Uosikkinen for Olga Osol's pale blue faience dishes. The decoration has small blue snowflakes, which hover and form a wreath along the edge of the light blue dishes. Each snowflake is a little different, just like in nature.

Arabia Snowflake's design is made with beautiful delicate lines. You can see the decoration involved a lot of craftsmanship, and the small snowflakes are not always quite accurate or symmetrical. Also the intensity of the colour may vary and the tips of some snowflakes may even be missing. This variety in style and detailed decoration was achieved by using a rubber stamp technique. Each snowflake was stamped by hand.

The Snowflake tableware series was made in the 1950s and only for export. So surprisingly it can be found in places around the world, but is rare in Finland!

Traditional vintage tableware sets usually include one round platter and 1-3 oval or rectangular platters. It has been typical for a Finnish table setting to use a few larger decorative serving dishes to create a beautiful display. These serving dishes were not used for cooking or preparing food, simply for the pure joy of presentation.

This small serving bowl has some small imperfections. There are for example some dark dots and inaccuracy of the pattern. The glazing might be a bit uneven and have a few tiny lumps and some small marks of use, such as tiny scratches. Please see the photos of this rare vintage item.

Brand: Arabia
Series/Decoration: Snowflake (lumihiutale)
Design of Form: Olga Osol 1941
Design of Decoration: Raija Uosikkinen 1953
Years of Manufacture: 1953-1964
Measurements: Diameter: 18 x 23 cm, Height:57 mm
Material: Hard Faience
Condition: Class 2 - see updated quality classifications

Designed in Finland, Made in Finland

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