B-0070 HERMES brooch
A "Bambi" citrine brooc,signed by HERMES
The founder of Hermès, Thierry Hermès, began his career in 1837 making horse harnesses for the European noble class. Hermès received critical praise for his craftsmanship and was awarded the first prize in its class at the 1855 and later the 1867 Expositions Universelles in Paris for his carriage bridles. From there Hermès production expanded to include saddles, saddle bags, golf jackets, and leather bags. In fact, it wasn’t until the mid-1950s that Hermès began designing and producing jewelry.