Bowl with lid, 'Kardinaali', porcelain/metal, designed by Hekki Orvola, hand painted by Helena Murto for Arabia Ceramic Factory, Finland, 1995
Moulded porcelain, hand painted and gilded, fired at a temperature of 1260 C, followed by two decorative fixing firings at 830 C. A deep, covered bowl, supported on a thick, hollow, cylindrical pedestal rests on a flat, circular foot. The lid has a high, rounded dome that rests on a flat base, the dome is surmounted by a tall, gold, metal knob. The bowl and lid are hand painted with bold, stylised leaf designs in matt colours of orange/ green/ blue/ purple/ pink/ black/ yellow on a gilded ground. The bowl interior and underside of the lid are painted white.
Designer's name and ceramic factory name on the bottom of the base, handwritten in gilt 'HEIKKI ORVOLA/ARABIA'.