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Moomin mug – Ancestor – (2016 – )

Arabia Moomin Mug #76

Ancestor (2016–)

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£10 - 15 With Sticker

£5 - 10 Without Sticker

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Due to many requests, the Ancestor got his own character mug in 2016, and it is still in production. A bowl and a plate with the same design were launched simultaneously. In the autumn of 2016 the ser...

Due to many requests, the Ancestor got his own character mug in 2016, and it is still in production. A bowl and a plate with the same design were launched simultaneously. In the autumn of 2016 the series was completed by a jar and a pitcher. The black mug pictures the Ancestor, who lives behind the tile stove in the Moomin House. The Ancestors came to life in Tove Jansson’s book The Moomins and the Great Flood, and Tove Slotte chose the images for the mug from Tove Jansson’s novel Moominland Midwinter. The names of the characters have been stamped on the bottoms of the mugs since 2016.

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  • Price estimate

    • £10 - 15 With Sticker

    • £5 - 10 Without Sticker

  • Name

    • Ancestor

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 76

  • Production period

    • 2016–

  • Theme

    • Characters

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamps

    • 2 different

  • Sticker

    • MUUMI MUKI 0,3 L Esi-isä musta - MOOMIN MUG 0,3 L Ancestor black - Designed in Finland - Made in Thailand

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Characters

    • Ancestor

    • Fillyjonk

  • Original image

    • Book - Moominland Midwinter (1957) - Tove Jansson

  • Measurements

    • Height: 8.1, Width: 11.2, Diameter: 8.3 cm

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Color

    • Black

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (2)

moomin product bottom stamps
2016 –
moomin product bottom stamps
2020

Who designs the illustrations for the Moomin mugs?

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Tove Slotte, born in 1957, is a Finnish artist and a graphic designer. She is a professional ceramist. Tove Slotte worked at Arabia from 1985 to 1990, after which she has worked as a freelance designer. She is best known for designing and illustrating the Moomin products for Iittala and Arabia ceramics. Tove Slotte has been a Moomin fan since her childhood. She says her favourite Moomin book is The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My. Tove Slotte has designed the Moomin products for Arabia for more than 30 years.

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