Edward Marshall Boehm (1913-1969), a self-taught sculptor, and his wife, Helen, started their basement studio in 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1951 the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired two of his first sculptures, a Percheron Stallion and Hereford Bull. From then on the Boehm name was recognized world wide by presidents, royalty and other world leaders. Upon Edward's death in 1969, Helen assumed the reigns of the company and in 1970 started efforts that created Boehm of Malvern England Ltd. in 1973. Helen passed away in 2010 at the age of 89.
This adorable baby white-tail fawn deer, Hallmark # 400-90, circa 1973 - 1980, will surely win your heart. Created with the exquisite attention to detail that the Boehm Company is noted from his over-sized baby ears, beautiful eyes to this still wobbly, skinny legs of a recent arrival into this big world. The fawn stands 6 1/2" in height and 4 1/4" in length and is fully marked with the Boehm insignia of that era. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. Missing the original box.