Hobe is a famous jewelry company it was first founded by Jacques Hobe' in Paris France in 1887. Then Wm Hobe founded the American Company branch in 1915. Known for large sterling showy brooches some with gold overlay. This is 3 inchX 3inch brooch fully marked Sterling and Hobe' two ribbon bows with 10 little buds and a full blown rose. It has a nice dark patina that if you are one of those cleaners I will let you do this. For you from Kansas!!