Boehm Porcelain

Published: August 19, 2021
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Since its founding in 1949 by Edward Marshall Boehm and his wife, Boehm Porcelain Studio has carefully handcrafted individual pieces of porcelain sculptures using traditional methods derived from the ancient Chinese process of porcelain making. Highly skilled and trained artisans and craftsmen complete a series of intricate procedures to create a finished product held to the highest standards of artistic detailing and quality craftsmanship. His first workshop was on Stokes Avenue, and he later moved to Fairfacts Avenue. Following Mr. Boehm’s death in 1969, his wife Helen took over the company.

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Each porcelain sculpture begins its life on paper, in sketch form. The sculptor then determines its size, structure, and floral complements and shapes a rough model in modeling clay. Once the sculpture is finalized, mold makers proceed to carefully cut it into parts that complement each other. These processes can last weeks.

Boehm Porcelain Studio is recognized for creating pure porcelain sculpture from the whitest and purest clays. After being fired at approximately 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit for at least one full day, sculptures then remain in the kiln for two days until properly cooled. Pieces that successfully make it through the initial firing are refined to a smooth surface and hallmarks are applied to the bottom of the base, ready for the painter's brush, with re-firings in the kiln between applications of various colors. These colors are extracted in rock form from the earth and are then pulverized. Each art piece is fired at least three times. When finished, each piece is carefully examined against the original design and mold, in order to ensure that every detail is consistent and represents flawless craftsmanship.

Popular subjects

According to the web, most people look for the following Boehm themes, in order of popularity:

  1. Birds
  2. Flowers
  3. Plates
  4. Figurines
  5. Nativity
  6. Animals and wildlife

The firm was in operation from 1949 until 2013.


Boehm Porcelain value and price guide

What's your Boehm porcelain worth in 2022? Here are some recently sold items with prices.

Item Title Date Price
Boehm Boehm Porcelain Bird Sculpture Boehm Porcelain Bird Sculpture WESTERN 01/2022 EUR 1495
Boehm Boehm Porcelain Bird Sculpture Boehm Porcelain Bird Sculpture CAROLINA 10/2021 EUR 1295
Boehm Boehm Porcelain Racquet Tailed Boehm Porcelain Racquet Tailed 12/2021 EUR 850
Boehm Boehm Porcelain Cheetah Boehm Porcelain Cheetah Acinonyx Jubatus 12/2021 EUR 1200
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Boehm Porcelain forum

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P - January 2, 2022
Hi, I am looking to sell a Piece from Boehm Porcelain. It’s the Indian Elephant with rider. Any input would be helpful. Thanks!
LAUREN - November 28, 2021
Hello, I am inquiring on selling my large white porcelain Boehm eagle statue. It has been in the family for decades. It is about 16 inches tall. I have only seen this on presidential bicentennial plates. Would you be interested in purchasing it or know someone that may be?
Kaira - October 31, 2021
I have Royal Blessing 25066. It is in perfect condition and I would love to know what it is worth. Thank you for your time and consideration. Have a great weekend.
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JohnKaira - November 5, 2021
I've seen them between 45 to 65 USD.
JOSEPH - September 28, 2021
Can you tell me what 1 pair of #406 Boehm mallards is worth?
Linda - September 14, 2021
I have a yellow rose porcelain 200-58-Y made in England. Can you tell me what it might be worth in 2021? Thank you for your consideration.
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