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 beautiful Jenny Wren bird figurine, Hallmark #2001, circa 1970's, will surely make you smile and think of spring each time you glance its' way. The figurine was first introduced in 1971 and this piece was made in Malvern England. Jenny is perched on a pile of rocks from which some spring white lily blossoms, buds and leaves are protruding. She is whistling her happen song with open beak and tail pointed skyward; created with the exquisite attention to detail for which the Boehm Company is noted. The figurine measures 6" in height and is marked with the Boehm insignia and "Bone Porcelain - Made in England". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint condition. Missing the original box.