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Moomin mug – Millennium – (1999 – 2000)

Arabia Moomin Mug #18

Millennium (1999–2000)

Price estimate

£500 - 800 With Sticker

£260 - 450 Without Sticker

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Arabia wanted to celebrate the new Millennium by releasing a special mug. Millennium has become a rare collectors item, and it was only manufactured from 1999 to 2000. The mug is seen as a part of...

Arabia wanted to celebrate the new Millennium by releasing a special mug. Millennium has become a rare collector’s item, and it was only manufactured from 1999 to 2000. The mug is seen as a part of the special mug series started by the Christmas Greetings mug. This mug is the first one to have a special text accompanying the normal bottom stamp. The images were chosen and subtly edited by Tove Slotte. The original images can be found in Tove and Lars Jansson’s comic #20 Moomin under Sail, Tove Jansson’s book Who will comfort Toffle? and from a Christmas calendar image published in 1973. Tove Slotte replaced Nibling with Little My for the Moomin family picture.

Additional information

  • Price estimate

    • £500 - 800 With Sticker

    • £260 - 450 Without Sticker

  • Name

    • Millennium

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 18

  • Production period

    • 1999–2000

  • Theme

    • Special products

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamp

    • 1 different

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Characters

    • Hemulen

    • Little My

    • Moominmamma

    • Moominpappa

    • Moomintroll

    • Snorkmaiden

    • Too-Ticky

  • Original images

    • Comic strip #20 - Moomin under Sail (1959) - Tove Jansson, Lars Jansson

    • Book - Who Will Comfort Toffle? (1960) - Tove Jansson

  • Measurements

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

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Colors

    • Blue, Light blue, Multicolor

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (1)

moomin product bottom stamps
1999 – 2000

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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