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Moomin mug – Thingumy and Bob – (2005 – 2017)

Arabia Moomin Mug #30

Thingumy and Bob (2005–2017)

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£15 - 20 With Sticker

£10 - 15 Without Sticker

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Together forever - the inseparable Thingumy and Bob got their own mug in 2005. The mug was in production until 2017. The original picture of the characters is from Tove Janssons book Finn Family ...

Together forever - the inseparable Thingumy and Bob got their own mug in 2005. The mug was in production until 2017. The original picture of the characters is from Tove Jansson’s book Finn Family Moomintroll. The mug was designed by Tove Slotte, and the artwork picturing the back of Thingumy and Bob are Slotte’s own design, an interpretation, honouring Tove Jansson’s style.

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  • Price estimate

    • £15 - 20 With Sticker

    • £10 - 15 Without Sticker

  • Name

    • Thingumy and Bob

  • Product category

    • Moomin Mug

  • Mug number

    • 30

  • Production period

    • 2005–2017

  • Theme

    • Characters

  • Brand

    • Arabia

  • Bottom stamps

    • 3 different

  • Sticker

    • MUUMI MUKI 0,3 L Tiuhti ja viuhti - MOOMIN MUG 0,3 L Thingumy and bob - Designed in Finland - Made in Thailand

  • Product designer

    • Kaj Franck

  • Graphic designer

    • Tove Slotte

  • Character

    • Thingumy and Bob

  • Original image

    • Book - Finn Family Moomintroll (1948) - Tove Jansson

  • Measurements

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

  • Weight

    • 250 g

  • Volume

    • 300 ml

  • Color

    • Green

  • Material

    • Vitro porcelain

Bottom stamps (3)

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2005 – 2014
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2015
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2016 – 2017

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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