Off White Boehm Pitcher 1950-1960 Porcelain Gold Detail 8 Inches Tall No Reserve For Sale
This delicate, porcelain piece is an amazing vintage pitcher. The porcelain is without scratch or mark. The signature, a simple Boehm signature on the bottom, is the early Boehm mark used from 1950-1960 (see excerpt from The Antiques Bible below).
The most important things to note about this pitcher cannot be discerned from the picture. The thinness and consistency and quality of the china...unmatched and beautiful. The gold stripes adorning the pitcher, hand painted.
I BELIEVE this to be from the 1950-1960, but since I am not sure, I am starting the offerding at .99 with . Maybe you can tell more from the pictures than I. I searched the Web for a piece like this and found none. This is a rare piece. Happy offerding and good luck!
From the Antiques Bible describing this mark...
Boehm Porcelain Marks
The porcelain studio now known as Boehm porcelain got its start in New Jersey. In 1950, Edward Marshall Boehm, a sculptor, and Helen Boehm, his wife, started the E.M. Boehm porcelain studio. Known today as simply Boehm porcelain, the business specializes in exquisitely designed and sculpted animal figurines with realistic details. They are made of the finest porcelain.
Most of the pieces of this line of minutely detailed nature sculptures have a Boehm porcelain mark on the bottom of the base. If the base is wooden, the Boehm porcelain mark is on the bottom of it. In many instances, the Boehm porcelain mark is the simple raised script signature of Boehm. This mark was used in the 1950s.
In other cases, the Boehm porcelain mark features the Boehm name marked in script along with a horse’s head that is facing to the right. In addition, the word Trenton, and the initials N. J., are painted under the Boehm name. This Boehm porcelain mark was introduced around 1960.
From the Boehm Website, describing themselves better than I could!
"The finest American Porcelain Art Sculptures"E. M. Boehm, now Boehm Porcelain, is the artisan studio founded by sculptor Edward and wife Helen Boehm in 1950. It is today recognized as one of the world’s foremost porcelain studios. Boehm fine porcelain sculptures and open collection and limited edition collectibles, as well as historically-commissioned pieces are created by highly skilled artisans in the same Trenton, New Jersey studio in which the company was founded.
Art from the Boehm studio has been presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev and every U.S. President since Dwight Eisenhower. Boehm Porcelain is currently showcased globally in the homes of discerning collectors and celebrities as well as the world’s foremost museums and galleries including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hermitage, the Smithsonian, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Tokyo National Museum, the Israel Museum, the Singapore Art Museum and the Abdine Palace in Cairo. Boehm porcelain is the only American art form to have two dedicated rooms in the Vatican Museum in Rome.
Boehm’s new line of home décor products is featured in Neiman Marcus and …. A five foot floral sculpture designed and produced by Boehm artisans was featured prominently at the 2008 Philadelphia Flower Show. Boehm is also known for its restoration of fine porcelain products made by any manufacturer.
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