70s Arabia Ruska 4 small cups & saucers, mid century Finland. Demitasse espresso

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A classic bit of mid-century design from the Arabia Ruska range… A set of 4 espresso cups and saucers. The Ruska glaze was designed by Ulla Procopé in around 1960, she worked for Arabia (Finland) from 1948 to 1968. The name Ruska roughly translates from the Finnish as ‘Autumn’. A sturdy tactile retro Scandinavian design, that feels contemporary and classy too. 

I’m pretty sure this set of small coffee cups date from 1972; these are the small ones suitable for an espresso or strong half-cup breakfast coffee. Simple lines and natural colouring and beautifully designed. Brown glaze over white stoneware. The glazes on these vary enormously between tan to brown to near black – these are generally a mid matte brown with highlights of lighter brown/thinner glaze and darker brown/black speckles. The charming individual differences in the glazes make every piece different. Three retain base marks – the stamps wore off very easily (the 72 on the logo translates to 1972). 

Each cup is a petite 7cm wide at the rim x 4.5cm high. Each saucer is 12.5cm wide. They hold about 100ml to the rim. Please check this is the right size for your collection.

All excellent condition with no chips and very little signs of use, beautifully tactile. No cutlery marks. Look to be unused.
I have more Ruska pieces to sell, please just ask if you’re looking for anything.
All my items are open to offers. International post is via the Ebay Shipping Programme.

Additional information

Weight 2.00 kg
Origin

Finland

Number of Items in Set

Four-Piece

Pattern

Ruska

Shape

Round

Set Includes

Coffee Cup, Coffee Cup & Saucer Set, Cup & Saucer Set, Espresso Cup, Espresso Cup & Saucer Set, Espresso/Demitasse Cup, Saucer

Material

Stoneware

Year Manufactured

1972

Colour

Brown

Vintage

Yes

Brand

Arabia

Type

Espresso Cup & Saucer

Department

Adult

Original/Licensed Reproduction

Original

Capacity

100ml

Style

Mid-Century Modern

Theme

Scandinavian, Ulla Procopé

Time Period Manufactured

1970-1979

Country/Region of Manufacture

Finland

Production Technique

Studio Crafted

Backstamp

Printed

Finish

satin

Handmade

Yes

Product Line

made in Finland

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