Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Vernon KilnsQ: I'm trying to find some information about this tray. I know it's from the Disney movie "Fantasia," but that's all I know.

A: Vernon Kilns made vases, bowls, dinnerware, salt and pepper shakers, and figurines based on Walt Disney's film "Fantasia" in 1940 and 1941. Pieces marked with the date were made with different decorations. The movie "Fantasia" was not very popular when it was released in 1940, and the line of pottery was discontinued in 1941. It is now one of Disney's most popular animated films and the Vernon Kilns pieces are sought by collectors. Undecorated "dancing mushroom" trays like yours sell for about $20. A similar tray with hand-painted mushrooms and leaves was recently offered for sale at $300. Other Fantasia dishes sell for higher prices. The figurines go for hundreds of dollars.

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