This is a magnificent example of HOBE in the 1940s! Their high quality, intricate work in Sterling silver is classic and highly sought after. This is a substantial piece with texture and profile. The wearable length is 16 3/4" The heart measures 2 1/4" in either direction. Including the bale, the length of the centerpiece is 3 1/2".
Condition on this necklace -- which has lots of patina at the moment -- is excellent. If you like, polish it up according to your preferences.