Sweet and charming and distinctively different Edwardian sterling brooch by F.A. Hermann features a sweet cockatiel on a branch poised within a frame of black enamel and sterling silver. The bird, done in guilloche enamel, has a deeply carved silver detailed feather background, over which clear enamel has been applied. This is an outstanding bit of guilloche workmanship. My photos could not capture this detail, no matter how I tried.
F.A. Hermann Company was founded in 1908 in Melrose Highlands, MA. They manufactured sterling silver brooches, bar pins and other items. They specialized in enameling. Most of the items made by Hermann were of solid composition. This brooch features an openwork motif, making it a pretty rare piece of jewelry to own.
Measures 1-1/8" in diameter. Back is marked STERLING and has the H within a diamond shaped cartouche, which is the mark of F.A. Hermann. Has the original old "C" clasp. Pin shaft is bent into a bit of a wiggly shape, but opens and closes securely. Condition is excellent. The black enamel is true black and the Sterling silver shines and gleams.