Designer: Don Winton
F1955, as “Pup #1 (Lady’s Pup)”
S1956-F1959, as “Ruffles”
Mold Book Name: Ruffles
Notes: Ruffles was issued on a card which read Lady’s Puppy, Ruffles, from the cast of Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, Reproduced by Hagen-Renaker Potteries, Monrovia, CA (c) Walt Disney Productions.”
This mold was later reissued as a Miniature, A-092 Cocker Pup, with different colors and detail. Only pieces which closely resemble the photo here are Disney issues. Miniature reissues of Disney pieces are called Non-Disneys by collectors.
Some Disney pieces have less detail than usual, especially in the eyes (so they are often called “dot-eyed versions.”) Dot-eyed Disney pieces are nevertheless easy to distinguish from regular runs because of the general style and colors used.
There are theories that dot-eyed Disneys may have been made toward the end of the run as a cost-cutting measure, or possibly released several years later than the order forms indicate. 1961 and 1965 are sometimes put forward as possible release dates.