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Arabia Moomin Mug #46
Night Sailing (2010)
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This celebratory mug was launched in 2010 for the anniversary of the Moomins. The very first Moomin novel had been published 65 years earlier. Mug Night Sailing was a limited edition and only sold in ...
This celebratory mug was launched in 2010 for the anniversary of the Moomins. The very first Moomin novel had been published 65 years earlier. Mug Night Sailing was a limited edition and only sold in 2010. Designer Tove Slotte chose the images for the mug. The original artwork is found in Tove Jansson’s comic strip #12 Moomin and the Sea and from the novel Finn Family Moomintroll. In the images of the mug one can see the Moomin family, a sailing boat and a lighthouse. The mug has an anniversary stamp on the bottom of the mug, instead of the usual recognizable painting Moomin stamp. For each sold anniversary mug, three euros were donated to WWF.
£100 - 140 With a hang tag
£70 - 100 Without a hang tag
Book - Finn Family Moomintroll (1948) - Tove Jansson
Comic strip #12 - Moomin and the Sea (1957) - Tove Jansson
Height: 8.1, Width: 11.2, Diameter: 8.3 cm
Who designs the illustrations for the Moomin mugs?
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.