Esteri Tumula "Pastoraali" Arabia, Finland Porcelain Vase

Regular price $160.00

Quintessentially mid-century Scandinavian, this is a "Pastoraali" pattern large porclain vase designed by Esteri Tomula for Arabia Finland c. 1965. The illustrative surface design, in black and blue against bright white and covering nearly every inch of it, features a young woman with quite a sculptural head of hair (!) and long dress patterned with curlicues surrounded by a dense pattern of flowers, leaves, and birds. I found it at an estate sale where is was displayed surrounded by tons of 19th century blue and white Chinese export porcelain, and in fact it looked wonderfully at home!

The vase measures 8 5/8" tall x 3 1/2" in diameter. Near the lip on one side is the original Arabia sticker. It is in very good used condition. There is light wear visible around the lip in the form of some very tiny stains and perhaps a few very tiny nicks (noticeable only upon very close inspection); some staining to the interior bottom, not visible; and some staining around the rim on the underside, also not visible. I have not attempted to scrub or bleach these away. Marked Pastoraali, Arabla Made in Finland on the underside.