Factory stamps

The factory stamp on the bottom of the dishes tell in which era the particular Arabia product is manufactured.

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    1. 1874-1890
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    2. 1874-1930
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    3. 1878-1910
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    4. 1880-1890
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    5. 1890-1910
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    6. 1879-1910
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    7. 1890-1910
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    8. 1890-1910
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    9. 1890-1910
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    10. 1890-1910
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    11. 1893-1917
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    12. 1893-1907
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    13. 1897-1907
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    14. 1897-1907
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    15. 1900-1920
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    16. 1900-1920
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    17. 1900-1917
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    18. 1917-1927
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    19. 1917-1927
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    20. 1928-1932
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    21. 1932-1949
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    22. 1949-1964
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    23. 1949-1964
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    24. 1964-1971
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    25. 1971-1975
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    26. 1975-1981
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    27. 1981-2014
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    28. 2014-
  1. The most ancient of Arabia’s marks was stamped in the body. Used in 1874-1890. Above or below the mark, often a letter to indicate the type of body.
  2. Alternative to the first factory mark also stamped in the body. Beside the mark, a letter to indicate the body, and from 1899 on, numeral code giving the year and month of manufacture. In use 1874-1930.
  3. One of the earliest marks (1874-82), stamped in the body. Not found on any article.
  4. The first coloured mark (1880-1910). Black, blue or green
  5. Mark stamped in the body, only used for some plates (1880-90).
  6. Coloured mark 1890-1910).
  7. Coloured mark, rarely found today (1890-1910).
  8. Coloured mark, rarely found today (1890-1910).
  9. Coloured mark for dinner sets and staple goods (1878-1910). Also in exports. Black, green, blue, lilac or the colour of the pattern. In the centre, the coat-of-arms of Finland.
  10. Coloured mark, rarely found today, and used for export goods. Cobalt, black, blue, green, lilac or the colour of the pattern. 1880-1910.
  11. Coloured mark for dinner sets and staple goods. 1893-1917.
  12. Coloured or stamped mark rarely found today. Opak was a fine earthenware body of Arabia. 1893-1907.
  13. Mark from 1897-1907, mostly stamped in the body, occasionally coloured.
  14. Mark stamped in the body, with additional numeral combinations. 1897-1907.
  15. Mark from 1900-1920, generally coloured, blue, black or brown.
  16. Coloured mark (1900-1920). It remains a mystery why two slightly different marks were used at the same time.
  17. Export mark (1917-1927). Black, blue or gold.
  18. Coloured mark adopted in 1917 after Arabia had passed into Finnish ownership. In use until 1927. Black, blue, brown, cobalt or gold.
  19. Export mark 1917-1927. Black, blue, brown or gold.
  20. In 1928 the letter APA (Arabia Porslinsfabrik Aktiebolag) in the mark were replaced by AAA (Arabia Aktiefabrik). In use until 1932.
  21. Stylised sketch of Arabia’s first tunnel kilnas a coloured stamp (1932-1949). Brown, green or gold.
  22. Home market mark (1949-64).
  23. Export market mark (1949-64), also widely used for the home market.
  24. Home market and export mark (1964-71).
  25. Home market and export mark 1971-1975.
  26. Home market and export mark 1975-1981.
  27. Home market and export mark 1981-2013.
  28. The present arabia mark

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Discussion on Arabia's beloved patterns (part of Helsinki Design Week programme)

On Saturday 16.9.2017 come to Arabia Store Esplanadi to hear how the Arabia beloved patterns series was created. Irina Viippola, Head of Design for Arabia, will interview designer and ceramic artist Heini Riitahuhta and deisgner, professor Heikki Orvola, and lead discussion with the audience. This event is part of the official programme for Helsinki Design Week. Saturday 16.9.2017 Arabia Store Esplanad, interview and discussion lead by Irina Viippola: Heini Riitahuhtaa (11:00am) and Heikki Orvola (12:00 noon). We look forward to seeing you! >>

Esteri – new series with Arabia’s beloved pattern.

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