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Cup (Finland)

This is a cup. It was designed by Kaj Franck and manufactured by Arabia. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Harry Blomster. It is credited Gift of Harry Blomster.

  • Kantharos (Italy)
  • glossy black and dark gray biscuit control-fired earthenware.
  • Gift of Ruth Vollmer.
  • 1971-48-13

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6 x 11 x 8.8 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Printed white on underside: "[crown symbol] / ARABIA / FINLAND / DISHWASHER-PROOF / [kiln symbol]."

Cite this object as

Cup (Finland); Designed by Kaj Franck (Finnish, 1911–1989); glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 6 x 11 x 8.8 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.); Gift of Harry Blomster; 1985-55-11

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