Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wadeheath 'Snow White' Tea Sets

Circa 1938, English pottery manufacturer, Wadeheath (Wade), produced several different miniature Snow White tea sets for children. All white porcelain with red line trim, the pieces feature full-color character illustrations. The various set components usually include a teapot, a creamer and sugar bowl, plus some combination of cups, saucers, and plates.

Image via Special Auction Services.

On the base of some pieces is stamped, "WADEHEATH - BY PERMISSION WALT DISNEY - ENGLAND".

Snow White and Dopey are depicted on the side of the teapot. Measures approximately 3" tall, including lid.

Deer creamer and Rabbit sugar bowl.

Individual dwarfs are pictured on the tea cups and saucers (although some saucers are plain except for the red trim).

A couple Pinocchio pieces (circa 1940) are pictured with this Grumpy cup.

The Deer and Rabbit also made it onto the saucer.

The plates also display the individual dwarfs, encircled by two red lines. Diameter: approximately 5" (12.5 cm).

This larger but less common plate features four small images: Sneezy, Sleepy, Deer, and Rabbit. Measures 7.75" across. Part of a set which included the regular pieces as well as a jam jar and toast rack.

 Image via Hake's.

Mickey Mouse Nursery Ware 12-piece boxed set. Depicts Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto having tea. Includes Snow White teapot with lid, four saucers, four cups, creamer, and sugar bowl. Box dimensions: 14.5" x 9.75"

Eight-piece set (two saucers, two cups) . Mickey-print box.

Ten-piece set. Includes two plates and two plain saucers. Box decorated with Snow characters. Dimensions: 14.5" x 9.5" and 3" deep.

Boxed set images via Hake's.

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