Valencia (a city in Spain) features hand-painted cobalt blue flowers, dots, stripes and circles.
This elegant and refined decoration by Ulla Procopé is said to be Arabia's most beautiful, and certainly one their most highly-prized decorations. It is the crown jewel of the Arabia company, and has a deep mysterious and luxurious feel. The repeating pattern is mesmerising and has a deliciously hypnotic and calming effect.
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.
It is typical for the Valencia series, that the thickness of the glazing on top of the hand-paint varies. In some areas the glazing is matt and some areas it is more shiny because the glaze and the paint react with each other in the kiln.
These changes in the pattern give the simple design an exciting illusion of three-dimensionality and depth.
Don't hesitate if you want this Nordic vintage treasure for your home. People fall absolutely mad in love with this series and due to its popularity we often sell out. If we are out of stock, click on the Add to Wishlist -button to be the first to know when we have more available!.
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.
The hand-painted series may have the initials of several painters.
These beautiful coffee cups show some minor signs of wear and tiny scratches. There are some imperfections in the hand-paint such as small splatters of paint and tiny black dots. Also, the bottom ring of cups might have some dark stain. The additional photos show examples.