"Jewels of Legendary Splendor", a tagline used by Hobé throughout the 1930s and 40s, worked like an incantation, for the costume jewelry they made during that time period manifested into exactly that, even 80 years later. In their day,Hobé costumed the Ziegfeld Follies and was collected by Hollywood stars, defining the era's glamour with their iconic designs. Today, their pieces remain distinctive and collectible as some of the most valued vintage costume jewelry designers. Never before have we come across such a pristine collection! Weacquired these pieces directly from the daughter of two New York City retailers who purchased them in the 1940s for their shop but never put them out for sale– they were found in storage decades later, untouched!
This stunning brooch is among the finest Hobé pieces we've offered, and also one of the more wearable. Fine hand-set glass crystals glitter in gold washed sterling silver, crafted with quality often superior to that of fine jewelry today. The gold wash is unusually rich and intact– many pieces we find today have faded or taken on a patina– this looks brand new! Made between 1941 and 1946, the brooch is unsigned.
It measures about 2 3/8 inches by 1 1/2 inches.
*Find other Hobé pieces from this collection in our costume jewelry collection. Additionally, there are many pieces from this collection we haven't added to the website that are available in our shop, please inquire.