Stunning porcelain dinner service from Arabia of Finland. Striking mid century interpretation of the Chinese technique of rice eyes or rice porcelain. PLEASE SEE BIO AND HISTORY OF THIS PATTERN BELOW.This set includes the very hard to find dinner plates. Usually seen are individual pieces, sets of cups and saucers, and occasionally 3 piece cup sets. PART OF A LARGER SET. 2nd identical 24 piece set may be listed later should you wish to have service for 12.
Extra plates, cups and saucers will also be available. 6 Dinner Plates (10 1/8). 6 Salad Plates (7 1/2). 6 Cups (3 1/8 diameter, 2 5/8 ht).
Wonderful with pieces ranging from minor wear to near mint. Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg who originally came to Finland from Austria was employed by the Arabia factory in 1924.
She became interested in the Chinese "rice porcelain" dating from the 18th century Chien Lung period while visiting the museums of her native country. As a result of her ten years of experimentation she managed to solve the secret of the "rice porcelain" technique. Rice porcelain was made of extremely thin porcelain by cutting out the rice shaped pattern and then glaze entire object so the cutout areas remain transparent.Friedl Kjellberg worked for Arabia a total of 46 years. The item "24 Pce ARABIA Finland RICE Dinnerware Set SVC For 6 incl RARE Dinner Plates EXC" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Arabia". The seller is "8328deanna" and is located in Port Washington, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.