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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (725 items)

    The designer of these there tiles for ARABIA was Hilkka Säynäjärvi aka Hilkka Mekri (1917 - 1988). They are signed on the back within the porcelain "HS ARABIA FINLAND". They are thought to be works from the 1960's.

    There is not much on the net about Hilkka Maria Säynäjärvi. I get the impression that she married twice. The first time to Rafael MEKRI (MAKAROV) who died in 1944. After her marriage to Säynäjärvi her signature became HS.

    She was a graduate of the Central School of Art and Design and worked in the Arabia Art Department as a designer and also threw small pots from 1945 to 1952. She made tiles and decorated them with romantic scenes and co-designed with Ritva Kaukoranta and Raija Tuumi.

    I believe these tiles are from a later period when she worked as a freelance ceramic designer and illustrator.

    You usually see these tiles as single pieces. Luckily I was able to buy three one Saturday morning more than twenty years ago. They are made of porcelain and have two holes at each end. This is how I used them.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning!!!!!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, NADIA 'n FORTAPACHE too !!!!!!
    4. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      Beautiful! I love them!
    5. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Cool , love them ! They look good on your wall too :-)
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks EVERYONE: MIKELV, IVONNE, PATSEA, LASS, DON, AUSTRO, MARY, WALKSOFTLY , TREY, VINTAGELAMP, ELISABETHAN, NORDICMAN 'n SURFDUB too !!!!!!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Clever! Cool too.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN !!!!!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Personal choice I suppose. The largest at the bottom and then the other two out of order size wise. It looked to right to me twenty years ago. I used some leather thongs to tie them up and hang 'em!

      What would you have done with them?

      As I say I have seen similar single pieces on the net available but I could never work out how to use one without introducing other items.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
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      Just 'simply' nice!!...:-)
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      i love this one vetraio50! you really have a great eye for certain things i wouldn't have noticed before and now i get all excited when i see!
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    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
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