Capodimonte Mickey Mouse figurines
Capodimonte Mickey Mouse figurines are ceramic figurines showing various depictions of the Disney character Mickey Mouse, produced in the Italian Capodimonte style.
The Royal Manufactory of Porcelain was founded in Naples in 1743, and known as the Capodimonte (meaning ‘on top of the mountain’) as it stood on top of a hill within the Royal Palace grounds. The name has come to describe a style of high-quality fine Italian porcelain sculpture, hand-made by numerous manufacturers across the country.
The Mickey Mouse figurines were part of the Disney Laurenz Classic Collection, created in 1988 by the Italian sculptor Enzo Arzenton.
The Capodimonte Mickey Mouse figurines
The series of figures features eight different depictions of Mickey Mouse, each relating to a different episode in the character’s history. All were produced in limited numbers, with some far rarer than others. These are:
- Mickey Mouse 1928 – 820 pieces made
- Mickey Mouse 1931 – 520 pieces made
- Mickey Mouse 1936 – 705 pieces made
- Mickey Mouse 1940 – 1291 pieces made
- Mickey Mouse 1941 – 520 pieces made
- Mickey Mouse 1947 – 520 pieces made
- Mickey Mouse 1955 - 539 pieces made
- Mickey Mouse 1988 – 593 pieces made
How much are Capodimonte Mickey Mouse figurines worth?
Due to their limited production numbers the figurines are now highly sought after by collectors. Each figurine can individually sell for $200 and $350 on auction sites such as eBay, with full sets even rarer. These can often sell complete for up to $2,000.
The most sought after are those with low production numbers, and higher prices have been known for particularly low figures.