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Music Box, Bluejay, plays Send in the Clowns, Porcelain, Vintage

Music Box, Bluejay, plays Send in the Clowns, Porcelain, Vintage

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  • Made in Taiwan
  • Vintage: 1980's (estimated)
  • Details:  This is a very nice musical figurine.  It is a Bluejay made of bisque porcelain.  He is perched on a log and the log is on a glazed porcelain stand, which is the music box.  This figurine plays "Send in the Clowns" , which still plays beautifully.  Unfortunately someone wrote on the bottom of the music box "Bring in the Clowns", which is the incorrect name for this song.  This piece is unmarked except for a foil label that simply says "Made in Taiwan".   It's been credited to Sanyo but we could not find a connection to Sanyo.  A great gift for someone who loves birds, especially the Bluejay.  Also would be a great gift for a figurine collector, or someone who loves this song.  Beautiful home decor!   
  • Material:  Bisque Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  7.75 inches Tall, 4.0 inches in Diameter (bottom base)
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There is a rough spot on the beak, but it doesn't look like a chip, perhaps a factory defect, but not noticeable, we've zoomed in on it for you.  Otherwise, there are no chips, cracks, or scratches. There are no missing, or chipped petals on the flowers, the tail feathers are all perfect.  The music box plays very nicely.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All sales final.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 
Did you know that the song "Send in the Clowns", written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, (an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night), is actually a very sad song, and the "clowns" are a metaphor for "fools"?  Stephen Sondheim has said he wrote the song in only two days. The phrase "Send in the Clowns", is often used in theater, meaning "if something goes wrong on stage, send in the clowns to distract".  This song is typically sung like a ballad, with a pretty melody, but it's not really a ballad.  Stephen says he much prefers the way it's sung on stage, "...where it comes at a moment of tremendous pain".  In a 1990 interview Stephen said it was never meant to be a soaring ballad; "'s a song of regret".  There are more than 500 versions of “Send in the Clowns,” the best known is by Judy Collins, and it is one of the most frequently recorded songs of all time.

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