Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vintage Snow White Paint Tins

Four examples of children's paint sets produced in the UK. They date from circa 1938. All are labeled "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Paint Box". The small print reads: "By Permission Walt Disney-Mickey Mouse". Mark on inside bottom reads, "Made in England".

1. The first example features a Gustaf Tenggren-style Snow White surrounded by the dwarfs. Measures 4.5" x 6.75".

Holds 30 different paints.


2. Lithograph of Snow White with forest friends, the dwarfs (plus a rabbit) to her lower left and right. The cottage and castle are above. Measures 3.875" x 9.625".

32 paints.


3. The dwarfs present Snow White with pictures they've just painted. Measures 5.25" x 10" x .5" deep.

36 different paints.


4. The Prince, Seven Dwarfs, and Snow White are pictured on the lid. Measures approximately 9.75" x 4".

Additional images via Hake's.

1 comment:

  1. I love these!! Especially the lid on the last one. It's too adorable! I wish they still sold these things...I remember buying painting books as a kid and they always came with those plastic trays that you had to throw out after you made too big a mess, these would have made things so much nicer!