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Two dishes, white glazed earthenware, rectangular (a) in raffia frame with handles (b); square (c), in raffia frame with handles (d).
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Height: 4.20 centimetres (a)
Height: 5.60 centimetres (c)
Length: 38.20 centimetres (a with b, in frame)
Length: 31 centimetres (a)
Length: 22.50 centimetres (c with d, in frame)
Length: 16.20 centimetres (c)
Width: 23 centimetres (a with b, in frame)
Width: 21.40 centimetres (a)
Width: 17 centimetres (c with d, in frame)
Width: 16.20 centimetres (c)
- Curator's comments
- These dishes were two of the first pieces of the 'Kilta' series, designed by Franck in 1951. The strength of this service lay in its versatility. Instead of buying a full tableware service, 'Kilta' allowed people to simply buy one or two items to replace those they had lost or broken.The raffia frames were produced slightly later. References to and illustrations of this model can be found in the following publications:
C. Marjut Kumela, 'The Arabia Porcelain Factory, Oy Wärtsila AB Arabia: Uudenmaan Kirjapaino Oy, 1987, pl. 94, p. 73.
Museum of Applied Arts, Finland, 'Kaj Franck Designer', WSOY, Porvoo, 1992, p. 87.
'Kaj Franck Teema ja Muunelmia (Theme and Variations)', Heinolan kaupunginmuseon, Lahti, 1997, no. 26, pp. 8, 120.
P. Jantunen, 'Kaj & Franck Design & Impressions', Hameenlinna, Kariston Kirjapaino Oy, 2011, pp.96, 100.
M. Aav et al. 'Kaj Franck Universal Forms', Finland, Design Museum, 2011, no. 13, pp. 97, 304.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The rectangular dish (a-b) was acquired by the donors from Kruuna, Helsinki, on 30 July 2008. The square dish (c-d) was acquired from vanhaa ja kaunista, Helsinki, in September 2005.
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