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Ostindia Serving Bowl

from iittala

ostindia serving bowl

ostindia serving bowl

Design Nils Emil Lundstrom & Anna Lerinder, 1932
Feldspar porcelain
Made by Rorstrand

Ostindia, voted "Service of the Century" in Sweden, owes its existence to hidden treasure. After a ship returning from China sank off Gothenburg in 1746 a fragment of china from the cargo somehow ended up in a cupboard at the Rörstrand factory. Many years later in 1932 factory manager Knut Almström's wife spotted it and uttered the famous words, "Knut, I think it might be worth making something out of this...". And so a shard of Chinese porcelain became the model for an iconic Rörstrand design.

Rörstrand porcelain is dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe.

serving bowl: 8.52" dia. | 3.72" h | 1.6 qt.

$125.00 + free shipping
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What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people's everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression. The progressive philosophy of design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires to keep Iittala forever relevant. Iittala creates beautiful objects... timeless design that will never be thrown away.

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