Blowfish, Fish from American Waters, Allen & Ginter, 15-Oz. Mug

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This 15-ounce mug features the Blowfish from a collectible card in Allen & Ginter's 1889 Fish from American Waters series. 

Allen & Ginter, in Richmond, Virginia, created the first cigarette cards to trade or collect. Their very many series included World's Smokers, Quadrupeds, World Beauties, and even Editors of U.S. newspapers.

This mug is safe for use in dishwasher and microwave. The graphic is sublimation-printed for top quality. Made in USA.


Most blowfish are highly poisonous, even though the parts of them that probably possibly perhaps are not poisonous are considered a delicacy in Japan, Korea, and China. Its scientific family is Tetraodontidae, for the four large teeth which it uses to crush the shells of hapless crustaceans. The family has a lot of fun names in it: pufferfish, balloonfish, blowfish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, sea squab.... 


Visit the original pixels for this blowfish at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website.

See more fish-related Allen & Ginter art on Anomaly Panoply.