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Vintage Ceramic Bird Music Box?

September 2, 2021

A ceramic bird music box.Could someone help me to identify this vintage ceramic bird figurine? It has a wind up bottom and a lever to play music. Where can I find a replacement?

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Lefton and Gorham were the two big makers of figurines like this in the 1970s-1990s and beyond.

It may be almost impossible to find the exact bird in a quick search--because there are thousands upon thousands out there most just called bird figurine. I am still trying to decide if the bird is a finch or a meadowlark or something else...that, sadly, may or may not help you narrow it down--because most resellers will simply call it a bird and hope for the best!

For repairing, Michaels and the other big box stores usually have replacement kits for music boxes--without seeing the bottom I would not know how to advise you to make the replacement.

There may be YouTube how to videos. Can you show the bottom?

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I think your music box is made in Japan.

Many brands have made vintage bird music boxes.
Lefton made music boxes with a different base (just google it).

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Gorham also made boxes with a slightly different base, so I don't think you have a Gorham Music Box. (I found Gorham Ceramic Bird Music Box with tall base, compare carefully www.ebay.com/.../324451744914)
EDA MANN also made similar music boxes, but they also have a slightly different base and have a manufacturer's mark on them.

I think you have Toyo Bird Music Box.
I found a 5 5/8" music box with the same base www.ebay.com/.../381623057664. It also has green leaves with red berries. Look closely at the key of your music box. It may be written on Toyo like here picclick.com/Toyo-Blue-Jay-Music-Box-Blue-Bird..., but may not be written like this also very similar music box (It also has the same base and has green leaves with red berries) www.ebay.com/.../294226349346 This music box is on sale for $9.99 (in nice condition, works great).

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You did not write what you need to replace.
Perhaps a key www.ebay.com/.../193672537542
Check more here www.musichouseshop.com/.../repairparts.html

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