Bowl with lid, ‘Kardinaali’, porcelain/metal, designed by Hekki Orvola, hand painted by Helena Murto for Arabia Ceramic Factory, Finland, 1995

Made by Arabia Ceramic Factory in Finland, 1995.

Moulded porcelain, hand painted and gilded, fired at a temperature of 1260 C, followed by two decorative fixing firings at 830 C. A deep, covered bowl, supported on a thick, hollow, cylindrical pedestal rests on a flat, circular foot. The lid has a high, rounded dome that rests on a flat base, the dome is surmounted by a tall, gold, metal knob. The bowl and lid are hand painted with bold, stylised leaf designs in matt colours of orange/ green/ blue/ purple/ pink/ black/ yellow on a gilded ground...

Summary

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Moulded porcelain, hand painted and gilded, fired at a temperature of 1260 C, followed by two decorative fixing firings at 830 C. A deep, covered bowl, supported on a thick, hollow, cylindrical pedestal rests on a flat, circular foot. The lid has a high, rounded dome that rests on a flat base, the dome is surmounted by a tall, gold, metal knob. The bowl and lid are hand painted with bold, stylised leaf designs in matt colours of orange/ green/ blue/ purple/ pink/ black/ yellow on a gilded ground. The bowl interior and underside of the lid are painted white.

Production

Designed by Heikki Orvola for Arabia, Finland. Part of Arabia's Pro Arte production line.

Manufactured by Arabia Ceramic Factory, Finland, hand painted by Helena Murto.

Designed as 'Kardinaali' bowl in 1987-8; manufactured in 1988 or 89.
Arabia Ceramic Factory 1995
Arabia Ceramic Factory

History

The bowl was originally included in the design of a dinner set that never reached production. The model was then developed to produce a luxurious serving bowl. This bowl was donated by its manufacturer and is brand new.
This piece was sent to the museum from Arabia, Finland.
Arabia Ceramic Factory

Source

Gift of The Arabia Foundation, 1995
1 February, 1996

Cite this Object

Bowl with lid, 'Kardinaali', porcelain/metal, designed by Hekki Orvola, hand painted by Helena Murto for Arabia Ceramic Factory, Finland, 1995 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/154265>
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