Item/Description: Vintage 1970s Walt Disney World “The Magic Kingdom” beveled glass candy dish/ashtray theme park souvenir.
This delightful ruffled early Magic Kingdom souvenir bowl, which is ornately and elaborately surface decorated with vividly-colored graphic imagery that is embellished even further with gold accents, is multi-functional. It can serve as purely decorative display “objet d'art”, or as a candy dish, whatnot bowl or even as an ashtray (these were originally sold as “gift trays”).
The charming scenic images that are depicted on this plate consist of these early seven (7) Disney World iconic attractions/rides/exhibits (listed in clockwise order, starting with topmost image and finishing with center-most image):
*Osceola-class Steamship (Seven Seas Lagoon & Bay Lake watercraft transportation) - Transportation & Ticket Center
*It's A Small World
*The Hall of Presidents (and ?Haunted Mansion?)
*The Jungle Cruise Riverboat and a ROARING Hippopotamus
*Main Street U.S.A. Town Square & Emporium
*A Monorail Train coasting through the opening of The Contemporary Resort Hotel
*Cinderella’s Castle (just as it is the “heart & soul” of Walt Disney World, it is also the centermost decoration on this marvelous bowl)
The outermost ruffled edges as well as the segmented border which surrounds the bottom centerpoint design of this beveled glass bowl are tinted and see-through.
The underside base of the bowl is black in coloration.
Age/Period: Vintage - 1970s (that is when we acquired this dish firsthand)
*Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Interior center of dish is marked “The Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World (with the Mickey Mouse “Ears & Sphere/Globe” logo/emblem) - Walt Disney Productions.”
Material(s)/Format: Glass decorated with gold accents and ?transferware? imagery
Size/Measurements: 7" in diameter x approximately 1 ½”H
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary: Near mint! Surface decoration retains vivid coloration with no loss of paint or gilding, nor are there any nicks, chips, cracks, scratches, rough edges, breaks or repairs.
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