Boehm Commemorative Plate Egyptian US King Tut Exhibit

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 15, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Up for auction is a 1976 Edward Marshall Boehm Commemorative Plate for the 1976-1979 Egyptian Exhibition in the U.S. of the Treasures of Tutankhamun. This was a limited issue of 5,000 plates. It is a beautiful bone porcelain plate made in England.and signed Boehm on the front.

The inscription on the back reads: "Egypt Salutes The United States' Bicentennial with the Exhibition of the Treasures of Tutankhamun 1976 --1979. Couresty of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo and six United States' Participating Museums." Under this is the Boehm trademark and "issue Limited to 5000" with what looks to be a small scarab and "Made in England". Below this is Tc 2a. Around the inner edge of the base of the plate are the names of the six participating museums: National Gallery, Washington; Field Museum, Chicago; New Orleans Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum; Seattle Art Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This plate comes in it's original box but does not have any of the original documents or packing. Inscribed on the front ot the box is "Tutankhamun Commemorative Plate, Fine Art on Bone Porcelain by the Boehm Studios, Limited Issue." The box does show it's age although it is still quite a sturdy box. The plate, however, is beautiful and very striking, measuring 10 3/4 inches across. I don't know the original issue price of
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