BOEHM BONE PORCELAIN CEREMONIAL INDIAN ELEPHANT
Description: BOEHM BONE PORCELAIN CEREMONIAL INDIAN ELEPHANT
Dimensions: 23"H x 18"W x 10"D
In mint condition, this signed Boehm masterpiece is a rare find. The intricate detailing with the bride being led by the boy driver. Gold leaf upon the dressed large Indian elephant.
MINT Large BOEHM PORCELAIN Indian Ceremonial Wedding Elephant Made in USA.
In excellent condition, no chips or cracks, displays very nicely.
August 21, 1913
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
January 29, 1969 (aged 55)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Helen Franzolin (1944–1969; his death)
Edward Marshall Boehm (August 21, 1913 – January 29, 1969) was an American figurative expressionist sculptor, known for his porcelain figures of birds and other wildlife. Boehm explained his choice of porcelain as the medium for his art as follows:
"Porcelain is a permanent creation. If properly processed and fired, its colors will never change; and it can be subjected to extreme temperatures without damage. It is a medium in which one can portray the everlasting beauty of form and color of wildlife and nature."
He and his wife founded an eponymous company, E.M. Boehm Studios, in 1950.