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Arabia Ruija Bowl 18,5 cm, Vintage

Arabia - Brand Introduction
Arabia Ruija Bowl 18,5 cm, Front
Arabia Ruija Bowl 18,5 cm, Front
Arabia Ruija Bowl 18,5 cm, Top
Arabia Ruija Bowl 18,5 cm, Top
Arabia Ruija Bowl 18,5 cm, Bottom
Arabia Ruija Bowl 18,5 cm, Bottom
Availability
1 pcs
Weight
365 g
Price per item
65,00 €

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.

A bowl is a round, open-top container to serve hot and cold food. You can use it for serving soup, salad, yogurt or as a mixing bowl. Traditional tableware included 1-3 serving bowls of various sizes. They are delightful eye-catching items, even when used individually. The bowls can be used for both preparing food and display.

Heat-resistant oven dish or a small casserole, suitable for cooking food in an oven. You can serve it directly from the oven to table.

Brand: Arabia
Series/Decoration: Ruija
Design of Form: Ulla Procopé
Design of Decoration: Raija Uosikkinen
Years of Manufacture: 1975-1981
Measurements: Diameter: 18,3 cm, Height: 6,4 cm
Material: Stoneware
Condition: Class 1B - see updated quality classifications

Designed in Finland, Made in Finland

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