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Offline Tigerchips

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« on: August 03, 2007, 10:42:53 AM »
I've only had the one piece of Arabia so far. :)

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 11:04:34 AM »
I got given a whole dinner set that has Arabia underneath it..most of them anyway, some look to have worn off.
Its sitting outside near the bbq getting dusty and dirty. I will take a pic.They are all heavy and dark brown and splotchy. I think they had 84 or something like that on it. Would they have Finland? Or the artists name on them?

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 11:29:48 AM »
They have a few different things on them...some have nothing. They are all dusty and dirty so I didnt look very hard  :-\

This is the set and the back of one of the saucers..it does have Finland. I stuck them out the back because I had nowhere to put them and the lady who gave them to me said they were great for BBQ's because they were heavy and didnt break easily.


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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 01:03:21 PM »
The brown stuff is called RUSKA designed by Ulla Procop? 1968 and was in production to at least 1990 - it was one of their most succesful lines and is not rare.

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 01:17:46 PM »
I grew up amongst the orange and brown..Im well over it!

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007, 05:33:37 AM »
Hi Guys

Here is a vase we have had for a while back stamp says made in Finland, but not sure of maker cannot read trade make.

Could this be Arabia?

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2007, 06:32:21 AM »
Hi Tony,

It is an Arabia lustreware vase, this backstamp was used during the 1930s....31-38 from memory but it's very early here  :P so dont quote me yet.

Lovely example as well. I'll try to dig out a photo of a comparable pair I had.

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007, 10:05:31 AM »
My memory is not good at the best of times and certainly not before 7am... The AAA (Arabia Aktiefabrik) backstamp was in use between 1928 and 1932.

Cant find the picture of the pair but here's one of them on it's own.

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007, 10:43:08 AM »
Here is a site all about Arabia, this link is a pdf file of all the Arabia backstamps.

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007, 12:49:48 PM »
Another site worth looking at is the Arabia Museum one:

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2007, 09:14:39 PM »
The brown stuff is called RUSKA designed by Ulla Procop? 1968 and was in production to at least 1990 - it was one of their most succesful lines and is not rare.

Pedants corner.

Ruska was designed circa 1960. They are bomb proof, and sell reasonably well (very well for certain rarer pieces) particually in the States, well worth saving from the spiders.

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2007, 06:55:45 AM »
 ::) Hmm.. ugly, brown dinnerset v's new glass??

I may just give others the opportunity to relive their childhood :)

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2007, 10:21:03 AM »
::) Hmm.. ugly, brown dinnerset v's new glass??

I may just give others the opportunity to relive their childhood :)

Trudy

Hi Trudy,

LOL...If you are thinking of selling it just watch the weight, they're very heavy! Best split it into bite sized chunks I find...and best not to use 'ugly' or 'brown' in the description  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2007, 01:42:44 PM »
Pedants corner

I'll correct the entry in the Jennifer Opie V&A book ;-)

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2007, 04:09:04 PM »
Pedants corner

I'll correct the entry in the Jennifer Opie V&A book ;-)

Pedants Corner.

SCANDINAVIA
CERAMICS & GLASS
IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Jennifer Opie
V&A
Page 66

"161. Part of a tableware range 'Ruska'
Stoneware with mottled brown glaze
Made at Arabia c.1968 (coffee pot 1986-7) ; designed by
Ulla Procope 1960"

I rest my case.. ;)




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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2007, 06:23:03 AM »
hi - I found this while I was out forraging today and thought you might know if it has a particular pattern name?

I don't come across it too often here in Auckland - so was surprised as I havent seen this pattern before...

any idea?

oh ...its marked Arabia Finland with an incised 455 on it
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2007, 08:52:07 AM »
How big is it? It could be a child's plate.
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2007, 09:52:22 AM »
How big is it? It could be a child's plate.


its 20 cms across  :)
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2007, 11:08:50 AM »
That's a child's plate or a salad plate size
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2007, 07:03:18 PM »
Here's a version of the bees pot. I sold it last December, people went crazy for it despite a small chip.
As far as I know, the jar shapes where designed by Ulla Procop
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