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Pastoraali Square Platter, Arabia of Finland, Esteri Tomula | by jollypollypickins
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Pastoraali Square Platter, Arabia of Finland, Esteri Tomula

This stunning and iconic vintage ceramic square platter is part of the Pastoraali line that was designed by Esteru Tomula throughout 1965 - 1969. She worked as a decoration designer for Arabia of Finland for close to 40 years and produced many beautiful lines that are highly collectible today including this one. Her technique was to print black outline drawings that then had hand painted details added in different colours.


This square platter is extremely hard to find, especially in such good condition. This particular piece has one very small chip on the left handle at the top of it and some small chips on the backside of the platter. There are no major cracks, chips or blemishes and the pattern is 100% intact and looking gorgeous. It is stamped on the back with the Pastoraali, Arabia of Finland mark.


The platter is approximately 9 inches by 9 inches. I was only able to find one place online that was selling this particular piece and they sold it for 225 euros which is $331 USD - their piece was in mint condition.

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Taken on November 1, 2009