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 their early 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 lamb figurine, Hallmark #400-97, circa 1970's, will surely bring back fond memories of spring trips to the countryside to see the annual crop of new baby arrivals. Lying on a soft mound of grass, this bundle of white fur was created with the exquisite attention to detail for which the Boehm Company is noted. The lamb measures 3 3/4" in height and 4 3/4" in length and is fully marked with the Boehm insignia of that era. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint condition. Missing the original box.