Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Go down

Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by gillypots on January 7th 2013, 9:21 am

Hello everyone, this is my first post & just have to say before I start what a wonderful site this is, such a great knowledge base & from reading other people's posts everybody is so friendly & helpful. I have quite a few pieces I am trying to identify but to start with & I have a small little vase which is 8cm high & 150g. There is a 3 line inscribed signature to the base but can't make out what it says & I have had a good go guessing, I think the last word may say Suomi/Guomi but not sure, any help would be greatly appreciated.


avatar
gillypots

Female Number of posts : 15
Location : UK
Registration date : 2013-01-06

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by dantheman on January 7th 2013, 9:39 am

it looks Chinese to me

_________________
RVsaid wrote: looks bigger than 5 inches
avatar
dantheman
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 13291
Location : Lincolnshire ( the veg patch of England)
Registration date : 2008-02-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by gillypots on January 7th 2013, 9:43 am

I thought it had a bit of an oriental feel to it but the fact the lettering looks English threw me off
avatar
gillypots

Female Number of posts : 15
Location : UK
Registration date : 2013-01-06

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by NaomiM on January 7th 2013, 9:44 am

Fed the first and last words into google and they're Finnish, so it's a very sweet little vase made in Finland. Not sure who by, though.

_________________
Just my personal opinion, take it or leave it.
avatar
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 18048
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by NaomiM on January 7th 2013, 9:46 am

A lot of Western studio potters have copied the Oriental look. This is similar, but even without the non-oriental words, the base isn't right for a Japanese or Chinese pot.

_________________
Just my personal opinion, take it or leave it.
avatar
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 18048
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by dantheman on January 7th 2013, 9:46 am

did you translate them?

_________________
RVsaid wrote: looks bigger than 5 inches
avatar
dantheman
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 13291
Location : Lincolnshire ( the veg patch of England)
Registration date : 2008-02-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by NaomiM on January 7th 2013, 9:49 am

dantheman wrote:did you translate them?

Not exactly, no. Just that they've led to Finnish sites, eg, 'Suomi' is mentioned in the context of a 'Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic vase'

_________________
Just my personal opinion, take it or leave it.
avatar
NaomiM
Administrator
Administrator

Female Number of posts : 18048
Location : Hampshire
Registration date : 2012-05-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by gillypots on January 7th 2013, 10:18 am

Excellent, thanks for your info, loving that its Finnish & could be related to Arabia
avatar
gillypots

Female Number of posts : 15
Location : UK
Registration date : 2013-01-06

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by tenpot on January 7th 2013, 12:27 pm

i thought suomi is finnish for finland
avatar
tenpot

Male Number of posts : 2338
Age : 65
Location : france
Registration date : 2008-06-07

http://aucoustier.blogspot.fr/

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by studio-pots on January 7th 2013, 12:39 pm

I was just going to say the same.

Kyllä se on.

_________________
Now you should know by now that Potty and I need to see your bottom - we're funny that way!
avatar
studio-pots
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 5338
Location : South East London
Registration date : 2011-02-17

http://www.studio-pots.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by dantheman on January 7th 2013, 1:41 pm

it's amazing what one learns on this forum

_________________
RVsaid wrote: looks bigger than 5 inches
avatar
dantheman
Consultant
Consultant

Male Number of posts : 13291
Location : Lincolnshire ( the veg patch of England)
Registration date : 2008-02-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by denbydump on September 13th 2018, 11:26 am

I don't think there is any connection to Arabia.
Somero (2nd word) is a town, with pottery clay, is SW Finland.
The first word will be a pottery or potter's name I guess.
avatar
denbydump
Consultant
Consultant

Number of posts : 3823
Location : Derbyshire
Registration date : 2014-06-01

http://www.magicfabric.magix.net/public/

Back to top Go down

Re: Small vase - Arabia Suomi Finlandia ceramic

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum