Gorgeous vintage French brooch by Hobe in an elongated heart shape it is lovely, hand made with the gold plate in excellent condition, very pretty hand wire working typical for Hobe in the late 1940s. What is unusual for this piece is that all of the crystals are the same jonquil color, but in varying sizes. The jonquil stones are a bright, light yellow and not typically found for Hobe.
The exquisite French jewel measures about 3" x 2" and is in immaculate condition. Although the piece is unsigned, it is indisputably by Hobe (and not Roberts original or another maker) can be seen from their excellent skill with the wire work and the back of the jewel (and the side beading, from the end of the 1940s in contrast with the open brick sides typical of the Edwardian period Hobe copied in the mid-1940s).
American in origin but made by the French company, circa 1949.
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