Hermann Böhm is an outstanding Hungarian-born silversmith and enameller who worked in Vienna from the end of the 19th century until 1922. Moving to Austria in 1866, he began working as a goldsmith and silversmith for his father-in-law, Ludwig Politzer.
He mainly specialized in the manufacture of vases, interior decorations and exquisite products in the style of the New Renaissance (neo-Renaissance), inspired by the motifs of antiquity. The Neo-Renaissance style was developed in Germany and Austria in the last decades of the 19th century, simultaneously with the growth of national consciousness. The style of that time began to be called historicism, otherwise eclecticism – it did not represent anything fundamentally new, but was the embodiment of all the best that art had absorbed in previous centuries.
By 1873, Bohm was already considered one of the most prominent Austrian enamellers, and at the International Exhibitions in Vienna and Paris, his products were highly appreciated by the admiring public.