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Moomin mug – Mug Yellow – (1990 – 1996)

Arabia Moomin Mug #4

Mug Yellow (1990–1996)

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£650 - 850 Based on Condition

£150 - 210 Without sticker

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This mug is known as Mug Yellow or Moominmamma. The mug was released in 1990, a little later than the first three mugs. The original images are from Tove Jansson's comic #18 Moomin and the Golden Tail...

This mug is known as Mug Yellow or Moominmamma. The mug was released in 1990, a little later than the first three mugs. The original images are from Tove Jansson's comic #18 Moomin and the Golden Tail as well as the novels Moominsummer Madness and Moominpappa at Sea. Production of this mug was discontinued in 1996. In the images we see Moominmamma busy with her household chores, as well as standing alone on the seashore. "I feel the light yellow and the blue mugs are more balanced than the comic strip mugs. I believe the consumers agreed with me, as the production of the comic strip mugs was discontinued after just a couple of years, and similar designs haven't been made since", says Tove Slotte.

Additional information

  • Price estimate

    • £650 - 850 Based on Condition

    • £150 - 210 Without sticker

  • Name

    • Mug Yellow

  • Also known as

    • Moominmamma

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 4

  • Production period

    • 1990–1996

  • Theme

    • 90s

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamps

    • 3 different

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Characters

    • Moominmamma

    • Mymble

  • Original images

    • Book - Moominsummer Madness (1954) - Tove Jansson

    • Comic strip #18 - Moomin and the Golden Tail (1958) - 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

  • Color

    • Yellow

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (3)

moomin product bottom stamps
1990
moomin product bottom stamps
1990 – 1996
moomin product bottom stamps
1990 – 1996

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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