Vintage “ARABIA” Kaarna Teapot

R550.00 R380.00

This lovely little scandi teapot sent me down quite the rabbit hole!
The internet can be a bit like broken telephone sometimes, where someone claims something as fact and then the information is just repeated over and over until it almost becomes so. The design of this teapot for instance is widely attributed to Ulla Procope, however on deeper investigation it appears that it may in fact be the work of another Finnish master- Göran Bäck! Apparently (note my use of ambiguous words on this subject) this pot was designed in 1968 which was actually the year Procope died. This makes me even more inclined to lean towards Bäck as its creator.

Needless to say even after all my sleuthing I can’t say with a 100% certainty- perhaps one of you clever collectors have some more concrete insight?!
Regardless, it’s still a fabulous piece of mid century Scandinavian design and a wonderful addition for any collector.

Fun fact! The Finnish word “Kaarna” directly translates to “Bark“, which when looking at the design and the way the knob, lid and pot are stacked on top of one other creating a series of rings, makes perfect sense doesn’t it!
Please also note that the “Arabia” stamp has worn off the bottom, but other than that, this pot is is exceptional condition!

Height: 18cm
Width: 22cm (handle to spout)

Availability: 1 in stock


R80- Door to Door delivery via uAfrica to all major cities nation wide.

**Please note that this is a flat rate and you are welcome to add as many deliverable items to your order at no additional cost. Undeliverable items include furniture and items that are extremely fragile in nature, but this will be specified in the items description.

**If you feel you might want to purchase multiple items over the course of the month, you can check the “collection” option and then we can bulk ship your products when you are ready. Payment for this can either be done via eft or with your last item purchased.

FREE- Collection in Vredehoek Cape Town. Once payment has been made we will contact you via email to arrange a convenient time for you to collect.


Most of our products are vintage in nature and will show varying signs of age appropriate wear. However, we will always endeavour to point out any imperfections and describe items to the best of our ability. Please always be sure to examine the pictures and dimensions carefully. If you are unsure about absolutely anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us, as we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.


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