1930s Disney Snow White And The Seven Dwarves
A very fine and rare set of vintage 1930s ceramic Snow White & The Seven Dwarves, beautifully modelled on the animated Disney film that was first shown in December 1937. The figures are cold-painted terracotta and are in their original enamel paint, and were made around the time of the Disney film release. In this set however there are only six dwarves. Yes, Snow White & The Seven Dwarves has become Snow White & The Six Dwarves, as one appears to have wandered off, may be to help Frodo Baggins and his quest with The Ring, or simply to seek a stronger female role model.
This is truly a fantastic set, and each piece is in extraordinarily good condition considering its age. Disney is currently remaking Snow White And The Severn Dwarves, which is to be released on March 21st 2025, making this set of figures a timely find.
Country of origin: Europe, possibly German
Date of manufacture: c.1938
Material: terracotta pottery
Dimensions of Snow White: Height 25.5cm Width of base 11.5cm
Dimensions of a dwarf: Height 16cm Max width including arms 11.5cm
Condition: very good, with no cracks, chips or restoration - just a few minor flakes to the enamel paint but nothing untoward. See images. Please note there are six dwarves, not seven.