Arabia Finland Ruska Oval Platter designed by Ulla Procope in the 1960s
Ruska is oven proof and freezer safe. The ‘Ruska’ pattern was discontinued in 1999.
This platter is in very good condition with only a few knife marks visible when you hold it up to the light. There is a very small patch of off-white on each end where the surface colour has worn off to show the underlying clay.
Size: 35.5cm long x 24cm wide and 3cm tall.
Weight: 1.4 kg
Arabia Finland has been producing tableware since 1873. They have produced many well known ranges including Valencia, Ali, Rosmarin and Ruska. They attracted many great designers over the years.
Ulla Procope (1921-1968) was a designer for them from 1948-1968. She was responsible for several ranges, the Liekka, Valencia, Anemone, Rosmarin, Ruska, Koralli and ‘Purpurinjenkka’. She also co-designed the very desirable jam pots with Raija Uosikkinen.
Goto http://www.retropottery.net/search/label/Arabia for posts on Arabia Patterns
Go to http://www.arabia.fi/en/Arabia-Story/COLLECTING-ARABIA/Factory-stamps for backstamps to date your pieces.