Finel (Finland) 'Neptun' Enamel Pot | Designed by Esteri Tomula *RARE FIND*
Finel was a brand under which Wärtsilä and Järvenpää Emali created enamel kitchenware and tableware items from as early as the 1950s.
Well known Finnish designers such as Seppo Mallat, Antti Nurmesniemi, Heikki Orvola and Kaj Franck designed practical, durable and beautiful pieces by applying a strong glass like cover to cast iron goods.
Respected illustrators Raija Uosikkinen and Esteri Tomula designed patterns for the enamelled products produced for the company – patterns such as Ritari (Knight), Punahilkka (Red Riding Hood), Vegeta and Neptune were some of their well-known illustrations.
The company and its subsidiary Arabia were sold in 1981 to Hackman and then again to Iittala in 2007.
Pattern: Neptun (Neptune), in Red
Model: Enamel Pot
Designed by Arne Erkers (shape), Esteri Tomula (pattern)
Produced from 1965
Dimensions: 11.5cm tall x 17.5cm diameter
Condition: Great vintage condition. Internally clean and free from wear, with only a couple nibbles on the rim. The lid shows the most wear, as per the pictures.