Reserved for A***Hermann Böhm, Vienna signed 1880s RARE Austro-Hungarian brooch in silver, gold, enamel, turquoise and pearl


A wonderful Austro-Hungarian delight, c1880 from the master enameller in Vienna

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A completely fabulous Austro Hungarian drop brooch, c1880 which was created in Vienna, by the master silversmith, considered one of Europe’s finest jewellers and enamellers in the era- Hermann Böhm. His work is highly collectable and we usually see his large enamelled jars and vases, so finding his signed jewellery is always a treat! Böhm is often viewed as being one of the finest enamellers of this type of enamelled Austro-Hungarian work.

This is one of the finest examples of an Austro Hungarian piece that I have come across. It is pleasingly, fully marked by the maker HB, for Vienna and also with the dog number 3 mark brought into use in 1872.

This fabulous drop brooch exudes lightness and freshness. The main colour combination of the creamy white of the mother-of-pearl, alongside the pale blue of the turquoise gives such an ethereal feel to the piece. The enamel colours against the gold of the silver gilt are so eye-catching too.

So, so much detailing has been carefully considered. The green, red and blue enamel used in the starburst drop adds to the dynamism of the design.

Then you turn her over…..swoon….swoon!!! Enamelling…different colours, some even colour fades from one colour to another at the other end. Please do look. This is what Hermann Böhm is particularly known for and the reverse of this brooch is an inspirational accomplishment.

In excellent condition for its age with all stones, pearls etc intact. Stamped with A for Vienna, and the maker’s mark “HB” on both the pin and on the clasp. It also has the dog silver mark. A truly wonderful Austro-Hungarian piece by the sought-after master of enamelling.
The height of the pendant, including the drop, is approx 5.8cm.In pleasing condition.

Box is for display purposes only but I will send in a new gift box. I will send by complimentary Tracked and Signed post.