Hobe' signed sterling and 14K gold intricate bow pin covered in flowers. This completely hand made piece is a sterling silver bow, sterling little flowers , gold flower center with amethyst cut glass gem. The hand formed bezel is gold, the flower petals are gold, the two leaves are gold. All the little flowers are silver. This is a very three dimensional piece, with a depth of 3/4 inch. Hobe' pieces of this 1940's to 50's vintage are completely bench made, all hand formed pieces. Each one is unique. This is a large pin, 3 inches long, 2 inches wide. Marked Sterling 14K Hobe'. Locking clasp gives you confidence to wear it without fear of losing. Condition is good for it's 70 year vintage. I did not polish it, it's just old tarnish. The gold has a nice mellow color. The pin is a little bent just from normal usage, but not an issue. The amethyst color cut glass gem is in perfect condition. It is a large stone, 14 mm. . A beautifully hand constructed, unique piece from a great American designer.
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Hobe' Sterling and 14K Floral Bow Pin Amethyst