A classic bit of mid-century design from the Arabia Ruska range... A big retro jug. It is stamped to the base (showing it's always been hand washed) - the stamp suggests it dates from 1971. The Ruska glaze was designed by Ulla Procopé around 1960, she worked for Arabia from 1948 to 1968. The name Ruska roughly translates from the Finnish as 'Autumn'. This large pitcher jug is likely to be 1970s vintage. Cylinder shaped, simple lines and natural colouring and beautifully designed. Classic sturdy design. The glazes on these vary enormously between tan to brown to black, this one is a slightly speckled semi-matte brown with darker blacker areas, over white stoneware/earthenware. Very good condition, very tactile. One slight scratch under the spout, see photos, otherwise excellent. Some natural lighter areas as you expect for this glaze - all as manufactured. A sizeable 13.5cm tall x 11.5cm diameter body - apx 2 pints capacity (1.2 litres). Designed more as a large water jug/pitcher. Free P&P to the UK.
Large Arabia Ruska pitcher jug vintage 1960s/1970s. Ulla Procopé Finland. Retro
- chocolate, round, Made in Finland, serving, breakfast, teapot, Scandinavian, water jug, creamer, cylinder, gravy, custard, milk