A RARE DISNEYLAND MOSAIC FROM THE COURTYARD OF SLEEPING BEAUTY CASTLE SELLS FOR AN ASTONISHING $363,000 AT VAN EATON GALLERIES “REDISCOVERING DISNEYLAND” AUCTION
Van Eaton Galleries, the Sherman Oaks based auction house specializing in Disney memorabilia and animation, and recognized authority on all things Disney, has announced that a Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Mosaic (circa 1970s) sold for an astonishing final price at their “Rediscovering Disneyland” auction for $363,000. The mosaic sold for more than ten times the original estimate which was $30,000-$50,000 and is among other highlighted results announced by the auction house. Van Eaton Galleries held the two-day “Rediscovering Disneyland” auction this weekend (May 22 & 23) which represented one of the most significant and comprehensive collections of early Disney Theme Parks artifacts and Disney related memorabilia ever assembled with over 1,200 items.
The handcrafted mosaic that was part of the original Sleeping Beauty Castle before it was renovated in 1983. The massive, hand-crafted artwork consisting of hundreds of individual tiles features an image of Sleeping Beauty and Prince Phillip and is an actual piece of the Original Sleeping Beauty Castle. This wall mounted artwork was a prominent installation within the early years of Fantasyland and was removed around the time of the massive New Fantasyland refurbishment of 1983. The tiles remain set in their cement with original mesh wire backing. It is an original section of the walls of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and measures 36” x 44.” It is a true one-of-a-kind Disneyland relic.
Other highlighted results included a single Disneyland Club 33 Dinner Plate which sold for $12,300 with an original estimate of only $100-$200; a Disneyland Club 33 Cast Member Hostess Dress and Belt which sold for $7,380 with an original estimate of $500-$700; The Haunted Mansion Imagineering Blueline Map Print sold for $17,220 with an original estimate of $1,000-$3,000; a Disneyland Fantasyland Bench sold for $22,140 with an estimate of $3,000-$5,000 and The Matterhorn Coat of Arms Entryway Plaque sold for $6,450 with an original estimate of $500-$800. More results are available at Van Eaton Galleries.