Arabia Ruija Oven Dish, Vintage

Arabia - Brand Introduction
Arabia Ruija Oven Dish, Front
Arabia Ruija Oven Dish, Front
Arabia Ruija Oven Dish, Side
Arabia Ruija Oven Dish, Side
Arabia Ruija Oven Dish, Bottom
Arabia Ruija Oven Dish, Bottom
1 pcs
1.044 kg
Price per item
78,00 €

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.

The colour of the glazing shifts in tone from paler to more deep tones. This change in colours gives the design a rustic feel.

Modern square or rectangular serving dishes are characterized by their versatility: they are suitable for use from oven to table and in the refrigerator. They also are stackable and suitable for smaller homes. You can combine different colours and sizes to reflect your own personal style.

This practical vintage oven dish is in good condition. There are is still some minor imperfections, such as a tiny dark dot and the glazing is a bit uneven: a few tiny bubbles or pinholes.

Brand: Arabia
Series/Decoration: Ruija
Design of Form: Ulla Procopé
Design of Decoration: Raija Uosikkinen
Years of Manufacture: 1975-1981
Measurements: Height: 50 mm, Diameter: 227 x 300 mm
Material: Stoneware
Condition: Class 2 - see updated quality classifications

Designed in Finland, Made in Finland

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