Sunday, May 21, 2017

1938 Wadeheath Breakfast Set

A Snow White breakfast set made from glazed ceramic was produced by Wadeheath of England, circa 1938. Each piece features character designs in high relief. Many include a black ink manufacturer's mark on the bottom along with a "Walt Disney" imprint. The collection includes a jug, pitcher, teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, egg cup, butter dish, jam jar, toast plate, biscuit barrel, cheese dish, covered bowl, open bowl, condiment containers, and possibly more.

Set image via bonhams.

  • Musical Jug - Music box in base with wind-up key on underside. Wrap-around design with Snow White, dwarfs, and cottage. Squirrel and bluebirds on handle. Measure 9" high. It is listed on page 847 of Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles, 2nd edition, 2007.

  • Pitcher - Dopey, rabbit, and bluebird; deer on opposite side. Squirrel atop lid. Stands 8" tall.

  • Teapot - Grumpy and Fawn, plus lid with Squirrel. Approximately 6.5" tall.

  • Creamer - Sneezy and squirrel, 4" tall.

  • Sugar Bowl - Doc and rabbit on base, squirrel on top. The two pieces together measures approximately 4.5" tall.

  • Egg Cup - Rabbit design.

  • Butter Dish - Two pieces feature Dopey, flowers, mushrooms, and a rabbit, plus a squirrel on lid. Bottom dish measures approximately 5.5" x 5.5"; lid is 3.75" x 3.75" x 4".

  • Jam Jar/Honey Pot - Bashful and bluebirds on base; squirrel on top. Measures 4" high.

  • Toast Plate - Dopey lays on blanket on one end, squirrels play on the other. Measures 4.5" x 8.5". It also came with a metal toast rack.

  • Biscuit Barrel -Snow White and bunnies on base. Raccoon on lid. Measures 7" tall. Originally came with wire carrying handle.

  • Cheese Dish - Base with cottage lid.  Measures 6.25" x7.25" and 5" tall. 

  • Covered Bowl (w/ attached plate) - Bluebirds and rabbits with Dopey handle on lid. Diameter 6.75"  x 4.75" tall.

  • Open Bowl - Forest animals and trees. Diameter 9.5".

  • Condiment Container Set - Sleepy salt shaker and Happy pepper shaker, both with cork stoppers. Measure 2:" high. Base with two recessed spots for shakers. Also includes lidded compartment with bluebird handle and hole for spoon. Measures 3.75" x 4" and 2.625" tall with shakers.

Additional images via Hake's and Heritage Auctions.

Also see the Wadeheath children's tea set in the next post.


  1. What a beautiful set! I'm kind of surprised they didn't make Sneezy the pepper shaker! ;-)

    1. No kidding! Sneezy definitely should have been the pepper shaker. :)