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Moomin mug – Mug Dark Rose – (1991 – 1999)

Arabia Moomin Mug #8

Mug Dark Rose (1991–1999)

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Mug Dark Rose is also known as Moominmamma. It was manufactured from 1991 to 1999. It was designed by Camilla Moberg. She used the artwork from Tove Janssons original novels Moominland Midwinter, Moo...

Mug Dark Rose is also known as Moominmamma. It was manufactured from 1991 to 1999. It was designed by Camilla Moberg. She used the artwork from Tove Jansson’s original novels Moominland Midwinter, Moominpappa at Sea and the comic #12 Moomin and the Sea. In the mug Moominmamma is once again pictured doing household chores: Trimming her roses in the garden, in the kitchen by the stove and outside again, with a pile of stones. “To me the natural stone rock formations represent humanity and communication between people. Having lived my life in Pellinki, like Tove, I think natural stones closely belong in the archipelagos and in the Moomins”, says Moberg.

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  • Price estimate

    • £550 - 800 With sticker

    • £130 - 170 Without sticker

  • Name

    • Mug Dark Rose

  • Also known as

    • Moominmamma

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 8

  • Production period

    • 1991–1999

  • Theme

    • 90s

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamps

    • 2 different

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Camilla Moberg

  • Character

    • Moominmamma

  • Original images

    • Comic strip #12 - Moomin and the Sea (1957) - Tove Jansson

    • Book - Moominland Midwinter (1957) - Tove Jansson

    • Book - Moominpappa at Sea (1965) - Tove Jansson

  • Measurements

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

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Colors

    • Red, Rose

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (2)

moomin product bottom stamps
1991 – 1999
moomin product bottom stamps
1991 – 1999

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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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