This fine little porcelain figurine is exquisitely crafted and beautifully painted. Sitting on a small mound he seems to be looking for his mother or his next meal. The little blue jay is 4 1/4" in height and the base is 3 3/8" in diameter. He is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. Marked on the bottom: Boehm, Baby Blue Jay, #436, Made in USA.
Boehm is the collector's name for the porcelains of Edward Marshall Boehm. In 1953 the Osso China Company was reorganized as Edward Marshall Boehm, Inc. The company is still working in England and New Jersey. In the early days of the factory, dishes were made, but the elaborate and lifelike bird figurines are the best-known ware. Edward Marshall Boehm, the founder, died in 1969, but the firm has continued to design and produce porcelain. Today, the firm makes both limited and unlimited editions of figurines and plates.