This is a very vintage pin, signed "HOBE" Sterling Design Pat'd., with hand applied leaf ornamentation that has wonderful decades of rich shading deep in these designs. The flower in the center of the bow has a beautiful faceted green glass stone that is bezel set. The overall size is 2.75 inches by 1.75 inches and weighs 25.6 grams. This signature has been used since 1926. Hobe had designed costume jewelry for the Ziegfield Follies, and in the 1940's and 1950's for Hollywood Stars such as Bette Davis and Ava Gardner.
Truly a great designer and very collectible. This piece is in excellent condition and a perfect example of his many Sterling Silver designs.
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