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Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm, Vintage, Unique

Arabia - Brand Introduction
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm,  Unique, Front
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm, Unique, Front
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm,  Unique, Bottom
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm, Unique, Bottom
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm,  Unique, Side
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm, Unique, Side
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm,  Unique, Side
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm, Unique, Side
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm,  Unique,  Class 3, Detail
Arabia Ruska Blue Soup Plate 17,5 cm, Unique, Class 3, Detail
Availability
1 pcs
Weight
341 g
Price per item
79,00 €

This item is unique and all the photos are of the current stock. This product will not be restocked - a new product will be made when we add stock.

Ruska Blue is a super rare special colour variation of the Ruska series from 1963. The popular Ruska series designed by Ulla Procopé was produced for over 40 years, so it is no surprise that the blue version, even with its quality challenges, is a highly valuable collector's dish due to its limited availability.

You can find several explanations for the origin this special colour edition, for example that it was "a test colour" that did not remain in production or "a special batch for export". However, our shopkeeper, Tiina, has heard a different explanation from former Arabia employees:

According to their story, an error was made at the Arabia factory while mixing Ruska's glaze: a colour pigment was forgotten from one batch. As a result a single batch of amazing blue-green Ruska was born! The whole batch was bought by a local cooperative chain OTK and sold as a promotional product. Unfortunately this story isn't confirmed by any literature on Arabia.

The quality of blue-green Ruska seems to vary similarly to the brown version. The black iron powder is applied by spraying, which creates an uneven black surface on the dish. The thickness of the glaze also varies, so the turquoise surface is has lighter and darker areas. The batch was stamped in white on top of the glazing, and these stamps wear off easily in use. Some Ruska Blue dishes are Class 2 quality, as during firing, bubbles have formed in places where the glaze was thick.

Thanks to the tranquil matte glazing, Ruska Blue creates a subtle, yet beautiful contrast to the food served.

A plate mainly for soup, that can also be used as a bowl for breakfast, pasta, rice or side dishes. These multi-purpose traditional deep plates have a decorative edge that beautifully frames the food.

The wide edge makes it easy to pass around the dishes and supports cutlery. For this reason, the deep plate also serves as a beautiful serving dish. Thanks to the edge the plate is firmly seated on drying racks.

This rare Ruska blue soup plate has minor imperfections such as uneven coloured glazing with changing hues, and a few tiny scratches and a chip on the edge of the plate. This lovely vintage Blue Ruska plate is still beautiful and safe to use, even with the bit rougher quality. Please see the photos.

See our Arabia Ruska Collection for more.

Brand: Arabia
Series/Decoration: Ruska Blue
Design of Form: Ulla Procopé
Design of Decoration: Ulla Procopé
Years of Manufacture: 1963
Measurements: Height: 42 mm
Diameter: 175 mm
Material: Stoneware
Condition: Class 3 - see updated quality classifications

Designed in Finland, Made in Finland

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