A classic bit of mid-century design from the Arabia Ruska range... A huge serving platter. The Ruska glaze was designed by Ulla ProcopГ© in around 1960, she worked for Arabia (Finland) from 1948 to 1968. The name Ruska roughly translates from the Finnish as 'Autumn'. 
The glazes on these pieces vary enormously between tan to brown to black, and this has a bit of everything - predominantly mid brown with highlights of lighter tan brown and darker blacker speckles. It has the logo intact to the base, suggesting it has always been hand washed. The logo also identifies it as being from 1971 (the '71' in the logo).
It has simple lines and is tactile, with natural autumn colouring, beautifully designed. Classic sturdy design. Brown glaze over white stoneware/earthenware. It's perfect for serving cold meat and cheese platters and larger party dishes, especially around Christmas/party times. Deep enough to hold everything in place.
33.3cm wide x about 3.5cm tall max (grapes shown for scale). It's chunky and heavy, weighing about 2kg. Good condition with no chips; it has been used and has some cutlery marks. Underneath there are two white patches to the glaze, these are not chips just missing glaze. Priced accordingly due to cutlery marks.
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Arabia Ruska 33cm serving platter plate. Vintage 1970s Ulla ProcopГ© Finland

£42.00 Regular Price
£37.80Sale Price