Elsa Beskow Uncle Blue Mug by Design House Stockholm

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Technical Information

Capacity: 28 cl (9.5 fl. oz.)


New bone china. Inglazed decal.


Catharina Kippel



The endearing stories by the children's book author and illustrator Elsa Beskow have been interpreted by Catharina Kippel. Catharina has selected visual quotations from the original illustrations and reworked Elsa's images into patterns. Using visual quotations from Elsa Beskow's works Catharina stresses the humour with which Elsa so typically portrays people and nature.

Elsa Beskow's storybooks are an important part of many children's early lives both in Sweden and elsewhere. Among her better known books are Tale of the Little Little Old Woman and Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender.

Catharina Kippel on Elsa Beskow: "Like many others I have grown up with Aunt Lavender, the Little, Little Old Lady, the Morel Troll and all the other fantastic characters of Elsa Beskow's fairy tales. It was a wonderful feeling to daydream about these worlds, and I still feel the same excitement when I think about them. One of my favourite books when I was a child was 'Woody, Hazel & Little Pip' by Elsa Beskow. My dog, a playful boxer puppy, ate a part of the book, but I kept reading it over and over again. It's still kept in my parent's home in Lund in southern Sweden."

The handleless bone china mugs; designed to be held in the hands, are available in three different patterns - Fish Walk, Mr Thistle and Uncle Blue. Each mug is packed in a box with Elsa's original illustration and an excerpt of the story in both English and Swedish, making it the perfect gift for yourself or for somebody special to enjoy and treasure for years to come.

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