For sale is an original 1930s WALT DISNEY MINNIE MOUSE CHINA PLATE made by Patriot China, USA. This heavy, divided portion, ceramic child’s plate measures about 8 inches in diameter. The plate is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. The plate shows crazing and wear consistent with its age. The designs on the plate feature two different designs of Minnie Mouse and one of Pluto. The underside of the plate is marked: “S.C. Co. Patriot China, Made in U.S.A, MFGD. by Permission, Walt Disney Enterprises.” A great collectible from the dawn of the Disney empire.
The Walt Disney Company started in 1923 in the rear of a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty in Los Angeles. It was there that Walt Disney, and his brother Roy, produced a series of short live-action/animated films collectively called the ALICE COMEDIES. Before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he made Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. But in a dispute with his business partner at Universal, Disney lost the rights to Oswald. The loss of his first character inspired the birth of the Mouse in 1928. The plate for sale is from the early days of the Disney empire.