Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lenox Snow White Salt & Pepper Collection

The Lenox Snow White Salt and Pepper Collection consists of five pairs of shakers: Snow White, Seven Dwarfs, Queen and Witch. Ivory fine china with 24 karat gold accents. Each measures about 3.75" tall. Sold in sets of two. Circa 2001. Also available was a display shelf made of finished wood and molded plastic. Stands 16.75" high x 3" deep.

Images via nanu5.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Beswick Snow White Figurines

In 1954, London pottery manufacturer, Beswick, produced this glazed ceramic Snow White figurine, #1332A. Unfortunately, it's resemblance to the Disney princess is lacking. As a result, the figure would be discontinued the following year and a new piece would take its place.

In 1955, the new Snow White was released, #1332B. The hair and facial features are more true. She stands about 14 cm (5.5") high.

Most Beswick figures have the bottom stamp imprint but not all.

The complete set.

Images of set via Hakes.

See more detailed images of the Beswick Seven Dwarfs in the previous post.

Beswick Seven Dwarfs Figurines

London pottery manufacturer, John Beswick Ltd, was well known for making fine porcelain figurines, particularly their Beatrix Potter characters. In the early 1950s, they started producing Disney figures and a set of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs was issued in 1954. It would continue to be made (with a significant update to the princess mold) until it was retired in 1967. The in-house artist responsible for modelling the Disney designs was Arthur Gredington.

Most of the figurines were bottom-stamped with the company imprint and sold with a green "Beswick England" foil seal. Each character is engraved with a model number. The dwarfs measure between 9 -10 cm tall.

No. 1325 Dopey.

No. 1326 Happy.

No. 1327 Bashful.

No. 1328 Sneezy.

No. 1329 Doc.

No. 1330 Grumpy.

No. 1331 Sleepy.

The Snow White figurine released in 1954 looked nothing like the Disney princess. Someone high up must not have been happy about this. A redesigned mold was created and a brand new Snow White figure was issued in 1955. As a result, the original princess figurine is more rare than the latter. See both in the next post.