This lovely gold filled brooch has overlapping fronds creating a convex shape. The fronds have detailed designs creating a very elegant piece. Three beautiful round rose cut garnets stand out at the height of the convex shape. The brooch is 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" and is trademarked Amerikaner A*D on the reverse.
This company was owned and jewelry designed by Andreas Daubs in Phorzhiem Germany from 1896 to present. It is still run by family members. The word "Amerikaner" is the same as "double" and this was a process of double plating an item which was created during the Austrian Empire period (prior to 1865) and assured a lifetime glow. It was used because pure gold was becoming scarce due to fine metals needed for the war efforts throughout Europe. Around the time of the Civil War an American technique was created which was the same as the "doo blay" of Europe and it was then duplicated in Europe. The German and Austrian jewelry which utilized this technique had it stamped with the name Amerikaner. Items created with this process basically were of 9Kt.
All jewelry arrives gift boxed.