This Arabia tea set has the most delightful story to it! I bought it from a good friend’s father, who after completing his studies and getting his first job, decided that he would buy his mother a gift to say thank you for everything she had done for him. It was the ’70s, and he was an architect, so of course he went with brown, and of course he went with a Scandinavian design! Isn’t that what you would choose if you were working as an architect in the 1970s? But he chose well because while brown might not be everyones favourite colour, Arabia is always going to be collectible, and this Ruska pattern designed by Ulla Procopé in 1960 proved so popular and was so sought after that they continued to manufacture it well into the ’90s. You would think that would reduce the value of the pottery, if so much of it was produced, but clearly not – a single Arabia mug can sell for as much as $100 – nuts!! Which make this tea set, complete with tea strainer, a real steal at just under R400!
Dimensions: Teapot – 15.5cm in diameter x 11cm tall; Milk jug – 9cm in diameter x 7cm tall; Sugar bowl – 10.5cm in diameter x 9cm tall