This is a very desirable piece of vintage Hobe. It is a signed sterling silver brooch or pin with a gold wash (vermeil). It was made in the shape of a lovely pansy flower. Two of the petals are solid sterling and the other three petals are sterling filigree. In the center of the flower there is a single faceted blue rhinestone which is bezel set. Surrounding the stone are layered petals creating a flower within a flower effect.
The brooch measures approximately 1-1/4" in diameter. It has a rollover safety clasp which is secure. In a cartouche on the back it reads: "Hobe, STERLING, DESIGN PAT'D". We have not cleaned or polished this piece. It is in very good condition.