A ceramic figurine inspired by the classic Disney Studios animated film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937). Featuring an incredibly drowsy depiction of Sleepy, the figurine was produced by the Evan K. Shaw company in 1946. Measuring 2.25”x3” and 5.5” tall, the figurine is in very good condition with crazing, a small spot of wear in the glaze on Sleepy's nose and a small chip on Sleepy's shoe. Through the 1940s and 1950s, the Evan K. Shaw Pottery company and its sister companies, Metlox and American Pottery, produced a wide range of ceramics. In 1943, they were granted approval as a licensee to produce a range of Disney characters. These companies are no longer in business, and their highly desirable figurines are increasingly rare.