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Moomin mug – Hemulen – (2004 – 2013)

Arabia Moomin Mug #25

Hemulen (2004–2013)

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£45 - 55 With Sticker

£30 - 40 Without Sticker

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Mug Hemulen was released in 2004 and the production was discontinued in 2013. Tove Slotte found the fitting images from Tove and Lars Janssons comic #16 Conscientious Moomin and from Tove Janssons f...

Mug Hemulen was released in 2004 and the production was discontinued in 2013. Tove Slotte found the fitting images from Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #16 Conscientious Moomin and from Tove Jansson’s first novel Comet in Moominland. In the lilac mug Hemulen is pictured in one of his favourite hobbies: Studying insects with his magnifying glass. The image is from Tove Jansson’s first novel Comet in Moominland. In the other picture Hemulen is also doing his research, whereas in the original image he is by his desk, writing.

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  • Price estimate

    • £45 - 55 With Sticker

    • £30 - 40 Without Sticker

  • Name

    • Hemulen

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 25

  • Production period

    • 2004–2013

  • Theme

    • Characters

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamp

    • 1 different

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Character

    • Hemulen

  • Original images

    • Book - Comet In Moominland (1946) - Tove Jansson

    • Comic strip #16 - Conscientious Moomin (1958) - Tove Jansson, Lars Jansson

  • Measurements

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

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Color

    • Purple

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (1)

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2004 – 2013

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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