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Arabia is to Finland, what Royal Copenhagen is to Denmark and Rorstrand to Sweden. It is the largest and most well known producer of ceramics and porcelain in Finland.

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Memorial plate, Presidents of Finland, K.J. Staalberg 1919-1925, Arabia Sale
Memorial plate, Presidents of Finl...
USD 22.16
Before: USD 35.68
Item no: XA1001 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Arabia Predator Plaquette with Lynx (MINI Plate) Sale
Arabia Predator Plaquette with Ly...
USD 11.01
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Item no: XA1010 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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1978 Arabia Annual Egg cup Sale
1978 Arabia Annual Egg cup
USD 07.67
Before: USD 27.74
Item no: XAAG1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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1991 Christmas plate Arabia Sale
1991 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 55.20
Before: USD 66.35
Item no: XAX1991 Year: 1991 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1990 Christmas plate Arabia Sale
1990 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 32.90
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Item no: XAX1990 Year: 1990 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Memorial plate, Presidents of Finland, Lauri Kr. Relander 1925-1931, Arabia Sale
Memorial plate, Presidents of Finl...
USD 22.16
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Item no: XA1002 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1999 Christmas plate Arabia
1999 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1999 Year: 1999 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Predator Plaquette with Bear (MINI Plate) Sale
Arabia Predator Plaquette with Be...
USD 16.59
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Item no: XA1011 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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1987 Christmas plate Arabia
1987 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1987 Year: 1987 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Tealight candleholders, set of 2 pcs. Sale
Tealight candleholders, set...
USD 11.01
Before: USD 16.59
Item no: S1027
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Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. 12 Sale
Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. ...
USD 21.74
Before: USD 27.74
Item no: XAP12 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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Arabia Egg cup and tealight candleholder in crystal 2 pce. Sale
Arabia Egg cup and tealight candlehol...
USD 09.90
Before: USD 19.51
Item no: XAAG03 Measurement: H: 4 cm
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1984 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1984 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 27.74
Before: USD 55.20
Item no: XAA1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1997 Christmas plate Arabia Sale
1997 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 61.19
Before: USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1997 Year: 1997 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1982 Arabia Annual Egg cup
1982 Arabia Annual Egg cup
USD 27.74
Item no: XAAG1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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Complete Centerpiece  made of Arabia Plates, Sale
Complete Centerpiece mad...
USD 52.97
Before: USD 125.45
Item no: 8992 Measurement: H: 36 cm x Ø: 23 cm
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1988 Christmas plate Arabia
1988 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1988 Year: 1988 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Children's Tableware with Mug and Plate with Mice Sale
Arabia Children's Tableware with M...
USD 27.74
Before: USD 44.05
Item no: XA1013
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Arabia glass oil lamp, black Sale
Arabia glass oil lamp, black
USD 13.94
Before: USD 19.51
Item no: XA1003 Measurement: H: 8 cm x Ø: 8 cm
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1985 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1985 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 27.74
Before: USD 55.20
Item no: XAA1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1981 Christmas plate Arabia, designed by Raija Uosikkinon Sale
1981 Christmas plate Arabia, desi...
USD 11.01
Before: USD 44.05
Item no: XAX1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Predator Plate with Wolf Sale
Arabia Predator Plate with Wolf
USD 32.90
Before: USD 38.89
Item no: XA1007 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1988 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1988 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 66.35
Before: USD 110.95
Item no: XAA1988 Year: 1988 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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Memorial plate, Presidents of Finland, Urho Kekkonen, Arabia Sale
Memorial plate, Presidents of Finl...
USD 22.16
Before: USD 35.68
Item no: XA1000 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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1978 Christmas plate Arabia, designed by Raija Uosikkinon Sale
1978 Christmas plate Arabia, desi...
USD 07.67
Before: USD 32.90
Item no: XAX1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. 11 Sale
Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. ...
USD 21.74
Before: USD 27.74
Item no: XAP11 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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1996 Christmas plate Arabia
1996 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1996 Year: 1996 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1984 Christmas plate Arabia Sale
1984 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 38.89
Before: USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1998 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1998 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 88.65
Before: USD 99.80
Item no: XAA1998 Year: 1998 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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2001 Christmas plate Arabia
2001 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 77.50
Item no: XAX2001 Year: 2001 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1987 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1987 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 32.90
Before: USD 55.20
Item no: XAA1987 Year: 1987 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1985 Arabia Annual plate, Jubilee plate, LARGE
1985 Arabia Annual plate, Jubilee plat...
USD 77.50
Item no: XAAJ1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: W: 26 cm x D: 26 cm
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1980 Christmas plate Arabia, designed by Raija Uosikkinon Sale
1980 Christmas plate Arabia, desi...
USD 08.36
Before: USD 35.82
Item no: XAX1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Predator Plate with Lynx Sale
Arabia Predator Plate with Lynx
USD 32.90
Before: USD 38.89
Item no: XA1008 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. 86 Sale
Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. ...
USD 08.36
Before: USD 11.01
Item no: XAP86 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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1982 Christmas plate Arabia Sale
1982 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 16.59
Before: USD 38.89
Item no: XAX1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1996 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1996 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 55.20
Before: USD 110.95
Item no: XAA1996 Year: 1996 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1991 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1991 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 27.74
Before: USD 61.33
Item no: XAA1991 Year: 1991 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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Arabia glass oil lamp, white Sale
Arabia glass oil lamp, white
USD 13.94
Before: USD 19.51
Item no: XA1004 Measurement: H: 8 cm x Ø: 8 cm
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1993 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1993 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 167.27
Item no: XAA1993 Year: 1993 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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2002 Christmas plate Arabia
2002 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 77.50
Item no: XAX2002 Year: 2002 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1985 Christmas plate Arabia Sale
1985 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 38.89
Before: USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Mother's Day Cup 1977 Sale
Arabia Mother's Day Cup 1977
USD 16.59
Before: USD 27.74
Item no: XA1015 Year: 1977 Measurement: H: 8 cm x Ø: 16 cm
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2000 Arabia Flora and Fauna Plate with Rowan Berries and Fox Sale
2000 Arabia Flora and Fauna Plate w...
USD 19.93
Before: USD 27.74
Item no: XA1016 Year: 2000 Measurement: W: 21 cm x D: 21 cm
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1993 Christmas plate Arabia
1993 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1993 Year: 1993 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1981 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1981 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 18.05
Before: USD 48.37
Item no: XAA1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1994 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1994 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 77.50
Before: USD 111.51
Item no: XAA1994 Year: 1994 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. 2 Sale
Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. ...
USD 05.44
Before: USD 11.01
Item no: XAP02 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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Tealight candleholders, set of 4 Sale
Tealight candleholders, set...
USD 07.67
Before: USD 16.59
Item no: S1026
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Complete Centerpiece  made of Arabia Plates, Sale
Complete Centerpiece mad...
USD 67.74
Before: USD 203.09
Item no: 8999 Measurement: H: 36 cm x Ø: 20 cm
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1990 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1990 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 22.16
Before: USD 55.20
Item no: XAA1990 Year: 1990 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1980 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, A. Alariesto Ø 30 cm Sale
1980 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, ...
USD 27.74
Before: USD 55.20
Item no: XAK1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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1992 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1992 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 87.54
Before: USD 122.66
Item no: XAA1992 Year: 1992 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1978 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1978 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 13.94
Before: USD 32.90
Item no: XAA1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1995 Christmas plate Arabia Sale
1995 Christmas plate Arabia
USD 61.19
Before: USD 77.50
Item no: XAX1995 Year: 1995 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Memorial plate, Odd Fellow Finland, Arabia Sale
Memorial plate, Odd Fellow Finlan...
USD 60.50
Before: USD 97.02
Item no: DV1873 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Arabia Handicraft Plate 1990 Cobbler Sale
Arabia Handicraft Plate 1990 Cobble...
USD 27.74
Before: USD 38.89
Item no: XA1005 Year: 1990 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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1983 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1983 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 21.74
Before: USD 44.47
Item no: XAA1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1995 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate Sale
1995 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 66.35
Before: USD 99.80
Item no: XAA1995 Year: 1995 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1982 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish
1982 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish
USD 77.50
Item no: XAK1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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The story of Arabia Porcelain

The story of Arabia starts with Rorstrand in Sweden. in 1873 Rorstrand achieved permission from the Swedish government to establish af subsidiary in Finland. The construction went ahead on a piece of land in the northern end of Helsinki. The area called Arabia gave name to the factory. Rorstrand sent specialist ceramics to the factory, where production began in October 1974.

Arabia Kalevala plates

Export to Russia

The industrial production of ceramics was still in its infancy in Finland, but in strong growth due to good economic conditions. The background for Rorstrand's wish to establish a subsidiary in Finland was motivated by the desire to gain access to the Russian market, since Finland at that time was part of the Russian empire and thus an excellent way to gain marked access in Russia proper, where customs cost could be circumvented by producing in Finland.

Arabia was incorporated in 1885 with Rorstrand holding 90% of the shares. The first decorated dinnerware Helsingfors was introduced in 1882 and more followed soon.

In 1895 the factory had 300 employees and a third of the production went to Russia. On the home market the competition increased due to imported German porcelain. After 1900 the export to Russia decreased due to higher internal customs.

During the Great War in 1916 Rorstrand sold its shares to Finnish buyers and Arabia became an independent company.

During the interwar period Arabia was shortly on German hands, but became Finnish owned again in 1927. Furthermore a production of electrical insulators began in the same way that Bing & Grondahl did in Denmark with the Porcelain Factory Norden.

In the 30's Arabia was hit by the depression, but with Kurt Ekholm as new artistic director an artistic department was set up and the product range was limited.

Arabia Kalevala plates

Expanding and new developments

Despite the war and sales quotas Arabia was allowed to expand the factory in the 40's, where the new factory ended up having 2000 employees.

Arabia primarily sold 2nd quality items inland, while the 1st quality products were reserved for export.

The 50's saw great development in Arabias products and they began using modern marketing to reach the customers. Among other things a new large exhibition hall was opened on the Esplanade in Helsinki.

In the 1960's stoneware entered the product range and new dinnerware like Ruska and Paratiisi were introduced.

The 1970's saw the oil crisis and lay offs in the staff, but it was also the decade, where production of Arabia annual plates by the artist Raija Uosikkinen with motifs from the Finnish mythological collection Kalevala started in 1976. These were followed by the Arabia Christmas plates beginning in 1978.

In the 1980's Rorstrand was taken over by Arabia's parent company Wärtsillä meaning that Rorstrand became a subsidiary of Arabia changing the roles of the two.

In the 90's Arabia and thus also Rorstrand was bought by Hackman, which led to Arabia being a brand of the Hackman group.

Arabia was produced in Helsinki until 2016, when production was moved abroad. The Arabia factory's buildings are today part of the Aalto University and houses its college of art, design and architecture.

Arabia is still one of the largest players in Finnish ceramic design today.

Facts about Arabia:

What is Arabia?

  • Arabia is Finland's biggest producer of ceramics and porcelain, just as Royal Copenhagen is so in Denmark.

When was Arabia founded?

  • Arabia was founded in 1873 in Helsinki, Finland.

Who founded Arabia?

  • Arabia was created as a subsidiary by the Swedish company Rorstrand.

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