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HOBE JEWELRY
1927 to 1992 in America

     Hobe et Cie was founded in Paris in 1887 by Jacques Hobe. His concept was to use fine jewelry techniques and non-precious materials to create jewelry for the middle class as well as for the wealthy.  Brought to America in 1915 by his son William, Hobe jewelry was popular not only with everyday customers, but also with the Hollywood stars and such luminaries as Flo Ziegfield.  Inspired by period jewelry of the past, Hobe jewelry had an historic flavor.

The name HOBE is synonymous with quality, especially in their earlier pieces. Although they made buckles and accessories in the late 1800s, their costume jewelry from the 1930-50's years are my personal favorites. Their wire-worked designs and fabulous stones create a unique old-world style. When they combine objects into their jewelry, such as in the ivory elephant brooch below, they take creativity to a new high. The purse frames, done in conjunction with Josef makers of fine purses, are works of art.

To see more Hobe Jewelry, see our article in Jewel Chat Magazine by clicking here, 
and the Hobe patents by clicking HERE


 


HOBE
and their wonderful hand made wire work jewelry
 

 

  HOBE unfoiled pink, citrine, and clear rhinestones set in gold tone filigree leaf brooch, 1-3/4".   View   #O31451 HOBE pale blue, pink, citrine and purple unfoiled rhinestones brooch with ivory Asian lady, 3-1/2" by 2-1/4".   View   View   View   View   View   #O29803 HOBE round pink, clear and citrine colored unfoiled rhinestones earrings set in gold washed sterling, screw back, 7/8".   View   #O29805.

 

HOBE citrine, pink and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gilt silver filigree bracelet with gold tone woven six-strand band, 6-1/3" long, 2-1/3" wide at the front and the mesh band is 1-1/3" wide. The large green stones have multiple facets which reflect brilliantly as do the backs of the smaller stones, reminiscent of rose cut diamonds. This is signed on an applied rectangular plate on the back of the center element.  View   View   View   #O22496 HOBE citrine, pink and clear rhinestones set in gold tone filigree clip back earrings, 1-1/8".  View   #O13766a HOBE unsigned bracelet in pink, citrine and clear rhinestones, circa 1948, 7" by 3/4". On the back of the clasp is etched "BXCXX" and the numbers "L3603".  Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 190.)   View   View   #O13766.

 

HOBE bracelets in the same citrine and pink colors in three different styles. Larger bottom bracelet  #O22496.
 
 

    HOBE green, pink and clear rhinestones jewelry. Necklace signed "Hobe" on an applied rectangle on the back,17" necklace with a removable brooch 2-5/8" by 2-1/4". Earrings are unsigned clip backs, 1-1/8". HOBE green, pink and clear rhinestones bracelet, 7" long with 2-1/8" front, circa 1948. Shown in Brunialti's "A Tribute to America" on page 35.   View   View   View   #H22680 

   Parure green, pink and clear rhinestones jewelry.   View    View    View    View    View    View

 

 HOBE festoon necklace of pink, citrine and clear rhinestones with detachable brooch. The necklace is four strands and is 17" long; the detachable brooch is 2-5/8" by 2-1/4".   View   View    #O13958.

   HOBE carved ivory elephant brooch with pink, citrine and clear rhinestones, 1-3/4" by 2-1/2". Signed "Hobe" on an applied rectangle on the back.  View    #H16249.  

 HOBE  citrine, pink & clear rhinestone 1-3/4" brooch, circa 1948. This was patented in 1948, patent number 150259.   View   #O19657.

 

   HOBE pink and citrine rhinestones brooch all set in gilt hand made wirework. There is a loop visible from the back that may indicate that this could have been a brooch fitted to also wear as a pendant hung from a necklace, 3-5/8" by 1-1/2". This is similar to the 1943 patent 143,318.   View   #O37994

HOBE butterfly brooch with unfoiled pink, clear and citrine rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, marked on the back "Hobe", circa 1950, 2-5/8" by 1-3/4".  View   #O37767

HOBE citrine and pink unfoiled rhinestones brooch set in gold tone hand made wire work with flip-up loop on the back for a necklace, 2-3/4" by 2-1/3".  View   #O37728

 

HOBE bracelet in pink, citrine and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work circa 1950, 7" by 1".   View   View   View   #O35541

 HOBE pink and citrine green colored unfoiled rhinestone screw back earrings set in gold washed filigree, 7/8".   View   #O35248

HOBE bracelet in beautiful pink, lavender and clear unfoiled rhinestone set in gold tone wire work, 7-1/2" by 7/8". This isn't signed but I guarantee it is a Hobe circa 1950. A similar bracelet can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 150.   View   View    #O36467

 

 

 

HOBE unsigned brooch with pastel rhinestones and dangling drops. The colors are pink, aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gilt wirework, circa 1940s, 2-1/4" by 2". This is an unusual Hobe design that I hadn't seen in a brooch before, although I have had the matching earrings.  View   #O37727

  HOBE bracelet and brooch with aqua, pink and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold washed hand made wire work filigree and chains circa 1950. The bracelet is 7" by 1-5/8" at the widest. The brooch is 2-1/8" by 2".  View   View   View   View   #O37992

 

 

   
HOBE fabulous curved brooch with pink, yellow, blue and green unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, dangles, not signed but with hang tag, 3" by 3". Patent number 143,486 from 1946. This piece in another color way can be seen in the book "American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry Volume 1" on page 215, where it is dated 1939 designed by William W. Hobe.   View   View   Patent   #O36750 HOBE earrings with clear cabochons and pink and chartreuse rhinestones, screw back 7/8".  View   #O36931 HOBE Asian man brooch with bone or ivory carved man set in citrine, topaz and yellow colored unfoiled rhinestones which are set in gold tone, circa late 1940s, 3-1/3" by 2-1/4".  View   View   View   #O36746

 

HOBE bracelet with unfoiled rose rhinestone centers surrounded by green and yellow rhinestones and set in lovely gold tone filigree, 7" by 1-1/4". A 1948 advertisement for a very similar bracelet can be seen in can be seen in Brunialti's "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 35.    View   View   View   #O35124 HOBE chartreuse unfoiled rhinestones and clear quartz cabochons large oval dress clip set in gold tone filigree, 2-1/2" by 2".   View   View   #H34729 HOBE unsigned bracelet in gorgeous green, clear and topaz colored unfoiled rhinestones with a topaz colored glass cabochon center, all set in gold tone with typical wirework, 7" with a 2" wide front and 1" wide back. Terrific colors and size, circa 1950.   View   View   View   #O36426

 

    HOBE  bracelet with green, clear and blue rhinestones,  circa 1940, 6-3/4" by 2-1/4".   View   View   View   #O22968.

HOBE green molded glass with and pale yellow and clear unfoiled rhinestones bracelet, marked Hobe, 6-7/8" by 1-3/4".   View   View   View   View   View   #O29804

  HOBE lavender, yellow, blue, pink and clear rhinestone bracelet, 6-5/8" by 1-1/4".   View   #O22887. 

 

HOBE matched brooch and earrings with pink, pastel green and lavender rhinestones set in the lovely Hobe gilt filigree, circa 1945, brooch 1-5/8" by 1-5/8", earrings 1-1/8".   View   #O34378 HOBE necklace with aqua and soft pink unfoiled rhinestones, rose center cabochon tests as topaz, set in gilt filigree and wire twist, unsigned, safety chain, 15-1/2" with 4" front drop, 1-1/2" by 2" pendant.   View   View   View   View   #O34390. HOBE pink and yellow unfoiled stones set in gold tone filigree leaf brooch with flower trembler on top, 2-1/2" by 1-3/4". These stones test as precious stones not rhinestones. Marked on the back "Hobe" on an applied rectangular plaque.   View   View   #O31114.

 

    HOBE bracelet of aquamarines, man made rubies and quartz, circa 1940, unsigned but definitely Hobe, 7" by 1-1/3". Hinged between each link for easy wearing and decorated with tiny gold filigree leaves and flowers. Each stone has 18-24 cuts on the back which adds to their brilliance. Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 190.    View   View    View   View   View    #O8773.

    HOBE brooch in gold washed sterling with pastel pink, blue and clear rhinestones circa 1950, 3-1/3" by 2". Signed on applied rectangular plaques "Hobe" and "design patd".   View    View    View   #O11484.

HOBE pink, lavender and gray unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone ring, size 6 and 3/4" wide at the front.   View   #O15644

 

   
HOBE bracelet with clear, man made ruby, aquamarine and quartz stones set in gilt silver, a wonderful piece. Each stone has 18-24 cuts on the back which adds to their brilliance, unsigned but easily recognizable as Hobe, circa 1940. The bracelet is 6-5/8" by 1-1/2" at the widest. This can be seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed" book, page 190.   View   View   View   #H34229 HOBE dress clip with man made ruby, aquamarine and quartz stones, unsigned but easily recognizable as Hobe, circa 1940 2-1/4".  View   #H34230 HOBE clear unfoiled rock crystal cabochons bracelet and dress clip. This is an amazing set is circa 1940. The bracelet is 7" by 1-3/4" and the fur clip is 2-1/4". The Hobe signature is under the clip back but the bracelet isn't signed.   View   View   View   View   View   View    #O37015

 

HOBE blue glass Buddha brooch with red, pink, blue and clear unfoiled stones set in gold washed filigree, marked "Hobe" and "design pat'd", 2-1/3".   View   #O34495 HOBE print lady portrait under glass center with pink, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, 1-2/3" by 1-1/8", marked "Design Pat'd", and 14-2/3" three-strand pearl necklace, rhinestone decorated clasp.   View   View   View   #O31113. HOBE blue glass Buddha brooch surrounded by beautiful unfoiled red, blue and clear rhinestones and cabochons set in gold washed hand made filigree wire work, circa 1950, 2" by 2".  View   #O36853

 

HOBE brooch with crysophase, unfoiled clear and blue rhinestones, quartz and carnelian cabochons in filigree setting, 2-7/8" by 1-5/8".   View   View   View   #O29715.  HOBE advertisement, circa 1948. HOBE bracelets.
Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed" page 190.

 

 

 HOBE dangles brooch in pink, red and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in the lovely hand wrought wire work that Hobe is known for. It is signed "Hobe" in a rectangle on the back and is 2-1/2" by 2-1/2".   View   #H38018 

 HOBE Damascene center warrior brooch with unfoiled red, rose, aqua rhinestones, teardrop-shaped rhinestone dangles, 3" by 2-1/4".  View   #O37991

  

 

HOBE carved bone sword or saber purse ornament with man made rubies, unfoiled rose and blue stones and foiled yellow ones set in gold- and silver-tone leaves, flowers and swirls, 9" by 2-1/2". Spiky brads on the back would probably have fastened it to a purse.   View   View   View   View   View   #O31453. HOBE clips and brooches. HOBE Damascene center warrior brooch with unfoiled red, rose, aqua rhinestones, teardrop-shaped rhinestone dangles, not signed, 3".  View   View   #O31454.

 

HOBE multi-colored unfoiled rose, pink, purple, lavender, green and pale yellow rhinestones set in gold tone filigree brooch, 3" by 2".   View   #O31452    HOBE large gold tone filigree dress clip with purple center cabochon and pink, rose, green and yellow rhinestones, 3-1/2" by 2-1/4". Signed "Hobe" on an applied plaque n the back.  View   View   #O31112.    HOBE aqua blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones in gold tone filigree brooch, 3-1/8" by 2-1/8".   View   View   #O29899

 

HOBE green and clear rhinestones set in wirework bracelet, circa 1950, 6-3/4" long, 1-3/4" by 1/3". This has the typical lovely Hobe filigree wire work and the stones are extra brilliant.    View   View   View   View   #O33297 

HOBE necklace of pink, chartreuse and deep blue unfoiled rhinestones in a gold tone wire work setting, circa 1950, 17" long with 1-5/8" front drops. This is not signed but is easily recognized as Hobe..   View   View   View   View   #O32714.

HOBE as seen in Photoplay Magazine
"Introducing Jewels by Hobe"
worn by Ava Gardner

 

HOBE unsigned sterling vermeil locket with pink, rose, clear and purple rhinestones, 2-5/8" by 1-1/2". There are unusual hallmarks on the back of the locket.  View   View   View   View  #O29809   HOBE pale blue, clear, green and purple unfoiled rhinestones in gold washed setting bow brooch with watch holder hook on back, 2" by 1-7/8". The necklace to this bow group can be seen in a 1948 HOBE advertisement  View   #O29808. HOBE comma earrings, mixture of rhinestones and semi-precious stones, 1-3/4".   View   #O29806.

 

HOBE blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestone brooch with dangles, circa 1950, a nice size at 2-1/3" by 2-1/3". This is being sold as is with three small chips in the center stone, but because they are visible under magnification they do not detract from the overall look of this gorgeous brooch.   View   #O34364 HOBE red, clear and blue bracelet, brooch and earrings with patriotic colored rhinestones set into gold tone filigree, patent number 143,317 circa 1945, bracelet 7", brooch 1-3/4" by 1-1/2", earrings 1".  The stones are brilliant and unfoiled and the bracelet an unusual front-opening style.   View   View   View   #O34349  Patent number 143,317 for the bracelet shown at the left.

 

HOBE rectangular brooch with blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold plated metal filigree wire work, extra loop on the back, 2-1/4" by 2". This piece in another color way can be seen in the book "American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry Volume 1" on page 215, where it is dated 1939 designed by William W. Hobe.   View   Viewd   #O36751 HOBE wide bracelet with blue glass cabochons, red and clear unfoiled faceted rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, 6-3/4" long and with a safety catch, 1-3/4" at the front and 3/4" at the back.  View  View   #O36754 HOBE blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestone earrings with dangles set in gold tone wire work, clip back unsigned earrings, 1-1/4".  View   #O36748

 

 
HOBE bracelet with blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, chains back, bracelet is 6-3/4" long and has a safety chain and 3/4" wide.  View   #O36749 HOBE teardrop shaped brooch with blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, 2" by 1-1/2".   View   View   #O36752 HOBE blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestone earrings set in gold tone wire work, clip back unsigned earrings, 7/8", patent number on clip is 1967965. This piece in another color way can be seen in the book "American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry Volume 1" on page 215, where it is dated 1939 designed by William W. Hobe.   View   #O36747

 

 
 HOBE bracelet of man made ruby, sapphire, aquamarine and clear unfoiled rhinestones in gold tone filigree setting, 7" by 7/8". Hobe occasionally used real stones with rhinestones, as in this lovely bracelet.    View   View   View   #O29716 HOBE unsigned quartz, man made ruby and sapphire 6-3/4" bracelet with 2" by 2-3/4" front and 3/4" four strand braided mesh band, 2" by 1-1/2" dress clip, circa 1940.   View   View   View   View   View   #O32395. HOBE unsigned man made ruby, sapphire and aquamarine set in gold tone 6-3/4" by 1-7/8" bracelet and 2" dress clip.   View   View   View   View   #O29434.

 

 
HOBE brooch with rose cabochons and blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, 2-1/3".   View   View   #O35327 HOBE bows necklace with red, blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone bows and wire work, has it's safety chain, wearable length 17" and front drop 1-7/8".  View   View   View   View  skip e  #O36770 HOBE unsigned pale blue glass Buddha 2" pin with red, clear and blue rhinestones and blue cabochons circa 1940.   View    #H15642

 

 

   HOBE green, chartreuse and clear rhinestone heart brooch, patent 145,214 by Wm Hobe circa 1946, 1-7/8" by 1".   #O37417

  HOBE fur clip with artificial pearls, rose, pastel blue and clear rhinestones set in gilt hand made wire work filigree, circa 1950, 2-1/3" by 1-3/4".  View   #O37418

 HOBE red, blue and clear brooch set in gilt wire filigree, unsigned, all hand made, circa 1950, 3" by 2".  View

 

HOBE bracelet with clear and purple unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, signed "Hobe" on a square plaque, 7" by 1". A 1948 advertisement for a very similar bracelet can be seen in can be seen in Brunialti's "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 35.  View   View   View   #O34534  HOBE bracelet with clear and purple unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, signed "Hobe" on a rectangular plaque, 7-1/4" by 7/8". A 1948 advertisement for a very similar bracelet can be seen in can be seen in Brunialti's "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 35. One hinge between links has a professional reinforcement on the back, invisible from the front.  View   #O36067 HOBE red, clear and blue unfoiled rhinestones bracelet set in gold tone filigree with safety chain, circa 1950, 7-1/4" by 7/8" wide. Signed on the back "Hobe" and "Pat. pend.".    View   View   #O34797

 

   HOBE hand painted portrait bracelet with pastel rhinestones and gold tone mesh band.   View   View   View   #O27919

HOBE compact in plum, blue and pale yellow rhinestones set in that fabulous Hobe gilt filigree, a rare piece circa 1950, 2-1/4" by 3-1/4". While this is not signed it is easily recognized as a Hobe. The mirror and a powder compartment are inside, used but clean and with no puff. Marked inside "Patent 1,802,796 Made in USA". That is a 1931 patent issued to W.E. Wacker for the catch and compact.   View   View   View  #H16397 

HOBE citrine and pink colored rhinestones necklace, 16-1/2" with a 3" front drop.   View   View   #O23572

 

HOBE style but unsigned sterling locket with gold wash, pink, blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones and dangles, locket front with lovely applied flower motif, 2-1/4". I cannot decide whether or not I think Hobe did this piece, but it charming and unusual nonetheless. The locket opens from the front so you don't have to take the brooch off to see a picture.  View  View  #O36421 HOBE Three Graces shell cameo surrounded by clear, red and blue unfoiled rhinestones necklace on double chains with safety chain at back, 15" with 3" front drop.   View   View   View    #O31844 HOBE brooch in aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wore work, 2".  View  #O36402  

 

HOBE brooch in pink, red and clear rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, 1-3/4".  View   #O36384 HOBE brooch in pink, red and clear rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, 2-1/2 diagonally.  View  #O36385 HOBE fur clip in red and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wirework, 2".  View   #O36386

 

    HOBE unsigned bracelet with green, chartreuse and clear unfoiled rhinestones and a gold tone mesh band with safety chain, wearable size 6-1/2", front element is 2-1/8" by 1-3/4", band width 5/8".   View   View   View   View   View   #O37445

HOBE green and yellow unfoiled rhinestone brooch with flip-up loop to wear as a pendant, 1-7/8" by 1-7/8" diagonally. Set in the hand wrought wire work filigree typical of this Hobe era c 1940s, this is signed on the back.   View   #O37517

HOBE necklace with green and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, hook to add a brooch/pendant at the bottom, 16" by 3/4" wide.   View   View   #O35802

 

HOBE portrait brooch with hand painted portrait on ivory set with unfoiled pink, blue, clear and lavender rhinestones in gold tone wire work, 2-1/2".   View   #O64892  HOBE necklace in aqua and clear with detachable brooch, matching bracelet and earrings. The wearable length of the necklace is 17" with 2-3/4" brooch.   View   View   View   View   #O35326   HOBE brooch with pink, red and clear rhinestones set in hand made wire filigree, unsigned, circa 1948, patent 150,359 designed by Sylvia Hobe, 1-3/4" by 1-5/8". The little rhinestone that dangles under the crown shape on this pin is easier to see from the back photo than from the front, but that is because we shoot things laying flat, and it does show when worn.  View   #O37416

 

HOBE blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree 7" by 3/4" bracelet, 2-1/2" brooch and 7/8" screw-back earrings. Only the bracelet is marked "Hobe" on the back. A 1948 advertisement for a very similar bracelet can be seen in can be seen in Brunialti's "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 35.     View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #O29923     HOBE blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree 7" by 3/4" bracelet, 2-1/2" brooch and 7/8" screw-back earrings. Only the bracelet is marked "Hobe" on the back.    View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #O29923. HOBE Jewels of Legendary Splendor sign, 4-1/2" by 2-1/2".    View   #O27867.

 

HOBE aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones bracelet, 7" by 1-2".   View   View   View   View   #O32906 HOBE aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones dangle brooch and earrings circa 1950, brooch 3-1/4" by 2", earrings 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   View   View   View   View    #O32907  HOBE earrings of unfoiled rhinestones in gold washed wire work and collet settings, 7/8".   View   #O32870

 

HOBE bracelet of aqua and clear brilliant unfoiled rhinestones in a gold washed wire work and collet setting, 7-1/3" by 7/8".  View   View   #O32863 HOBE necklace of aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones in gold washed wire work and collet settings, necklace 16" with 3-1/2" front drop, earrings 1-1/2". This necklace is gold plate over silver and was created by Zoltan Imirshaw in the 1930's. (interview of Don Hobe by Davida Baron, 1996).    #O32865 HOBE brooch and earrings of clear and aqua unfoiled rhinestones in gold washed wire work and collet settings, brooch 2-3/4", earrings 1-1/2".   View   View   View   View   View   #O32866

 

HOBE aqua and clear bracelet with clear cabochons, set in gold tone wire work typical of Hobe's masterful workmanship, circa 1950, with safety chain, 7" by 5/8".  View   View  #O37055  HOBE brooch with aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree and two clear rhinestone dangles, unsigned but guaranteed Hobe circa 1950, 2-1/8".   View  #O37170  HOBE bracelet with pale blue, yellow clear and purple unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, with safety chain, marked on the back "Hobe design patent", circa 1950, 7" by 3/4".  View  View   View   View   #O37169 

 

 

HOBE bracelet in unfoiled aqua and clear rhinestones set in gilt silver hand made wirework with the unusual feature of pendant drops on each link, circa 1940s, includes a safety chain, 7-1/4" by 2" including the drops. The drops alternate between a faceted pastel blue bead and a clear rhinestone.  View   View   #O37760 

HOBE aqua and clear rhinestone pin set in gilt hand made wire work filigree, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4".  View   #O37419

 

 

HOBE aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones ring in a silvery setting with delicate looped wire work so typical of Hobe, size 6-1/8, 1-1/4" by 1-1/8". There are scratches on the aqua rhinestone visible upon close examination, but the stone is brilliant to the naked eye. Like many Hobe rings this is not signed but is guaranteed a Hobe and I have had other signed pieces of this group.     View   View   #O32908  HOBE advertisement, circa 1948. HOBE green, pink and clear unfoiled rhinestones ring in an aged silvery setting with tiny wire flowers, size 7-1/4 and it is 7/8" by 1" across the front. Like many Hobe rings this is not signed but is guaranteed a Hobe. I have had other signed pieces of this group.    View   #O33211

 

HOBE red, blue and clear rhinestones set in gilt sterling filigree bracelets, brooch and earrings. The bracelet is long and wide 7" by 7/8", the brooch is 2" and the earrings are7/8". The bracelet is signed behind the clasp "Hobe" on an applied rectangle; the brooch is marked "Hobe" and "design pat." on two applied rectangles; the earrings are marked "sterling" on the back.  #O31872 and #O29716. HOBE red, blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gilt sterling filigree 2" brooch and 7/8" earrings. Earrings are marked "sterling" on the back.  View   #O3187 HOBE red, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone filigree bracelets, brooch and earrings.  View   #O31872 and #O297162

 

 HOBE blue unfoiled rectangular rhinestone ring with red and clear rhinestones.   View   View   #O149690

    HOBE red, clear and blue rhinestone bracelet, circa 1940, 7" by 3/4". Signed behind the clasp "Hobe" on an applied rectangle. Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 190.)   View   View   View   View   View    #H14969

   HOBE unsigned red clear and blue earrings, circa 1940, 1-1/2".  View  #H20229

 

 
HOBE teardrop shaped brooch with blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, 2" by 1-1/2".   View   Viewd   #O36752 HOBE bracelet with blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work, chains back, bracelet is 6-3/4" long and has a safety chain and 3/4" wide.  View   #O36749 HOBE blue, red and clear unfoiled rhinestone earrings set in gold tone wire work, clip back unsigned earrings, 7/8", patent number on clip is 1967965.  View   #O36747

 

 
HOBE fan shaped fur clip in green, pink and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone wire work leaves and tiny flowers, 3-1/3".   View   #O35823 HOBE bows necklace with red, blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone bows and wire work, has it's safety chain, wearable length 17" and front drop 1-7/8".  View   #O36770
The photo of Ava Gardner wearing this necklace was in a 1948 magazine.
HOBE abalone belt buckle half with an old Hobe tag on the back reading, "Hobe Cie, 219 West 37th St., NYC, pat designed July 1923".  View   View   #O35940

 

 

 

HOBE pink, lavender and clear unfoiled rhinestones bracelet set in gilt filigree, all hand made, marked "Hobe" on the back, 7" by 7/8". A similar piece can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 150.   View   View   View   #O37806

 HOBE bracelet, brooch and earrings in a matched set. The unfoiled rhinestones are blue, chartreuse, pink and clear and set in the wonderful hand wrought gilt silver wire work for which Hobe is known. The bracelet is 7" by 3/4"; the brooch, which has a flip-up loop for a chain on the back, is ; and the screw back earrings are 1".  View   View    View   #O38019 

 

 

HOBE bracelet of purple, lavender, blue and pale yellow unfoiled rhinestones in a wire work gold tone setting, 6-3/4" by 3/4". Brilliant stones in a lovely unusual color combination, circa 1950.   View   View   View   #O32732 HOBE clip and earrings of chartreuse, pink, clear and blue unfoiled rhinestones in gold washed wire work and collet settings, clip 2-1/2" by 1-3/4", earrings 1-1/2".   View   View   View   View   #O32864   HOBE pink and citrine green rhinestone bracelet with gold washed filigree wire work, 6-7/8" by 3/4".    View   View   View   #O35279

 

HOBE red, citrine and clear unfoiled rhinestones dress clip set in gold tone wire work circa 1950, 2-1/2". A similar piece can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 150.     View   #O35546 HOBE clear unfoiled rhinestones set in beautiful Hobe wire work bracelet, domed and brilliant, circa 1950, 6-1/3" by 1-7/8" front and 5/8" back.   View   View   View   View   View   #O34904 HOBE pink and citrine green colored unfoiled rhinestone screw back earrings set in gold washed filigree, 7/8".   View   #O35248

 

 

 HOBE purple glass cabochons and clear rhinestones brooch circa 1940, unsigned, 2" by 2-1/2".    View    #O13380.  
 

 
HOBE Jewels Ad 1948

 HOBE purple, pink and clear rhinestones gold tone filigree pin with loop for chain, 2-1/4" by 1-1/2".  View   #O31115

 

  HOBE hoop earrings in honey and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, unsigned, 1".   View   #O34710

HOBE parure of honey and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, necklace 16-1/2" by 1-1/2", bracelet 7" by 7/8", screw back earrings marked "sterling" 7/8", no other marks.   View   #O34711

HOBE blue, purple and yellow unfoiled rhinestones set in wire work earrings, 1-1/3".  View   #O32740

 

 HOBE earrings with purple, blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone.   View   #O18907.  HOBE unsigned lavender, pink and gray-blue rhinestones ring, size 6 and 7/8" across top.   View    #H15644.  HOBE red and blue rhinestones ring circa 1940.   #H14969

 

Bette Davis in a Hobe necklace.

  HOBE rhinestone clasp necklace with gorgeous chain strung pink, tan and chartreuse faceted glass beads, the clasp has clear, chartreuse and red unfoiled rhinestones and artificial pearls set in the typical Hobe wire work, marked on the tongue "by Hobe" in a triangle, circa 1940s, wearable size 21" with the clasp being 2" by 1-1/4".   View   View   View   View   #O37260
 Betty Davis in a similar Hobe necklace.

Bette Davis in a Hobe necklace.

 

 

     HOBE brooch with green and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone hand made wire work filigree, 2".  #O37518

   HOBE floral bouquet brooch with sparkling clear unfoiled rhinestones and petals enameled in blue, pastel blue and green, all set in gold tone wire work, marked on the back "by Hobe" in a triangle, circa 1940s, 3-1/8".  View   #O37259

 

 

First part of article about the jewelry Sigrid is wearing.
"The spark that ignites a simple dress is jewelry"

Signe Hasso  
Ring, pin, and bracelet.  Antique Hobé in silver with moonstones.

2nd part of article

 

Matching bag, ring, and bracelet.  Two tone gold, with peridot, topaz, and olivine stones. This sure looks like Hobe!

The caption reads "antique chessmen" but they look more like Netsuke to me.

jeweled compact with jade, aquamarine, and tourmaline.  Matching earrings.

 


HOBE STERLING
 

 

HOBE 1940's sterling and moonstone floral bouquet brooch, 4-1/4" by 2".   View   View   #O19440. HOBE sterling with gold overlay leaves and roses design pink rhinestones 6-5/8" by 1-1/3" bracelet, 3-1/3" brooch and 3/4" screw-on pierced earrings, circa 1940. The bracelet is marked on the back of the clasp with "Hobe" in a partial triangle; the brooch marked in a triangle "Hobe sterling 1/20 14k"; the earrings have no marks.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #O31852. HOBE sterling and gold wash with aqua rhinestones floral brooch and screw back earrings, brooch 4" earrings 1".   View   View   View   View   View   View   #O32696

 

  HOBE unsigned sterling and aqua rhinestone ring with beautifully formed flowers and leaves setting, size 4-3/4 and 1-1/3" along the finger, circa 1940s.   View   #O36218   HOBE unsigned sterling and aqua rhinestone bracelet with beautifully formed little flowers and leaves and a safety chain, circa 1940s, 6-5/8" by 3/4".   View  #O36217 HOBE unsigned aqua unfoiled rhinestone earrings, 1-1/4".   View   #O21847.

 

  HOBE dangling bird holding a circle brooch with pink, blue and clear foiled and unfoiled rhinestones, the clear rhinestone right under the bird's beak is chipped upon close examination, total length 2-1/3".  View   #O38210 

 HOBE sterling brooch with blue rhinestone, gold washed leaves and hand fashioned sterling flowers circa 1940s, 2-1/4". The hand worked flowers and leaves are really lovely..   View   View  #O36883

HOBE bracelet with aqua rhinestones set in sterling and gold wash, safety chain, 7" by 1".  View   View   View   View   #O38232 

 

 

   HOBE sterling and gold brooch with green center rhinestone, 2-1/8". The hand worked flowers, leaves and coils are really lovely, circa 1940s.    View   #O37135

  HOBE bracelet with green synthetic spinel and sterling and gold overlay leaves, a bit larger in size at 7-1/2" by 1".  View   View   #O38016

   

 

HOBE sterling and gold overlay flowers and leaves hand crafted brooch with an artificial pearl centered flower, circa 1945, marked on the back "Hobe sterling 1/20th 14k", 2-3/4".    View   #O65126 HOBE sterling bracelet and earrings with pink and purple rhinestones, circa 1940, bracelet 7" by 1-5/8" and earrings 1-1/8", patent number 126,785 for the year 1941.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View    #H34231 HOBE sterling and gilt brooch with rose faux star sapphire cabochon center, 2-1/8" by 1-1/2". Signed on an applied triangular plaque on the back "Hobe, sterling 1/2 14k ".   View   #O23208.

 

HOBE sterling with gold overlay bracelet with moonstones and synthetic rubies in a rose color, marked on the back "Hobe 1/20th 14k" on sterling design "pat'd", with it's safety chain, circa 1945, 7" by 3/4", slight wear on a few stones but visible only under magnification.  View   View   View   View   #O37370 

 HOBE flower bouquet brooch in sterling vermeil with unfoiled rhinestones in purple, lavender, yellow and green, marked Hobe 1/20th 14k on sterling design pat., circa 1940s, a nice large size at 5".  View   #O36768

HOBE sterling bracelet with multi-colored rhinestones, hand made flowers, florets, scrolls and bows, circa 1940s, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3". The rhinestones are unfoiled to let light through, and they are purple, pastel green, and dark green.   View   View   #O37696      

 

HOBE sterling vermeil and unfoiled rhinestones brooch in purple, lavender, yellow and green, marked Hobe 1/20th 14k on sterling design pat., large size at 5".  View   #O36768 HOBE sterling and sterling with gold overlay bow brooch with imitation glass blue star sapphire center, marked on the back "Hobe sterling 14k", 2-7/8".  View   #O36755   HOBE sterling heart with bird brooch with red and green stones, 1-3/4" by 2". View   #O26797

 

   HOBE sterling brooch with pink, purple and green rhinestone and tassels, 3" by 2-1/8".   View    #O34388     HOBE sterling chatelaine brooch with pink, purple and chartreuse rhinestones, each 2", 6" chains. See Rezazadeh "Collectible Silver Jewelry" page 51.  View   View   View   #O28364 HOBE sterling leaves and bows brooch with celery, caramel and yellow unfoiled rhinestones and 3 tassels, no signature, circa 1945, 2-1/3". Here is a PATENT for a similar Hobe piece.  #O65128

 

 
HOBE sterling brooch with blue, pink and purple rhinestones and intricate wire work with bows, leaves and coils, circa 1945, 2".    #O65129 HOBE sterling and sterling with gold wash bracelet with flowers, leaves and buds circa 1940, 7" by 1", "Hobe, 1/20th 14k on sterling, design pat'd".    View   View   View    #O35086 HOBE sterling and sterling vermeil bouquet brooch with pastel rhinestones, 4-3/4", circa 1940.   View   #O26425

 

HOBE sterling bow and wreath brooch with rose glass cabochon, pink and chartreuse rhinestones, 2-3/4" by 1-3/4".     View   #O33095 HOBE sterling with gold wash two-part pendant brooch, circa 1945, designer William Hobe, 3-1/2" by 1-3/4". This is made with all the lovely ornate detail that makes Hobe jewelry so popular. A brooch like this can be seen in Brunialti's "Tribute to American Costume Jewelry" on page 11 and in in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry, Art & Industry" on page 215.   View   View   View   #O33489   View   View   View   #O33489 HOBE sterling with pastel rhinestones flower bouquet brooch, 5".  View   #O28163

 

 
HOBE sterling and rhinestone bracelet with lavender, green and pink unfoiled rhinestones and a flower and leaf hand fashioned design on each link, unsigned, 7" by 7/8".   View   View   #O35922 HOBE  sterling bows brooch with pink and lavender rhinestones a flower center and beaded accents, circa 1940, 3". Similar patent can be seen HERE.     View   #O34955 HOBE sterling unsigned 7" by 7/8" bracelet with pink, green and yellow stones.   View   View     #O24345

 

         HOBE sterling and sterling vermeil flower necklace with each flower center being a purple or a pink rhinestone.   View   View  #O19172  

   HOBE sterling pin with blue rhinestone, 1-3/4".  View   #O23070

 HOBE sterling flower links bracelet with pink rhinestones, 7" by 1".   View   View   View   #O31776   

 

 HOBE dress clip in sterling with carnelian colored glass cabochons, sterling flowers and beads, 2-1/8".    View   View   #O35697

 "HOBE hand made in their entirety, gold and sterling."
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HOBE sterling bow and flowers brooch, 2-3/4".   View   View   #O60443  

 

   HOBE sterling floral bouquet brooch, "Hobe sterling design pat'd" on round plaque, 4-1/4".   View   Mark   #O28140

   HOBE sterling and gold vermeil 16" necklace and 7-3/8" bracelet, circa 1940s.   View   View   View   #O23529

    HOBE sterling with gold wash bouquet brooch, 3-3/4", circa 1944.  View   #O25077 

 

 

   HOBE sterling basket of flowers brooch with light yellow gold wash, marked "Hobe sterling design pat.", 2-1/4". A patent for a similar brooch can be seen HERE.    #O65127 

HOBE sterling with pastel green and yellow-topaz unfoiled rhinestones bracelet, 7" by 5/8", catch marked "sterling" but otherwise unsigned.   View   View   #O34353     

 

 

HOBE sterling starburst brooch with flower center surrounded by leaves, marked on the back "Hobe 1/20th of 14k on sterling, circa 1945, design pat'd", 2-1/2".   View   View   #O61165 FACE earrings patent. HOBE sterling red Bandora Asian face screw-back earrings, a rare find in Hobe jewelry.  While these are unsigned the patent identifies them: patent #146,494 by Silvia Hobe, circa 1950, 3/4".   View   View    #O16427

 

 

HOBE unsigned sterling ring with purple, green and pink stone, size 6-1/4.   View   #O24346

HOBE unsigned sterling ring with floral leaf and ribbon motif, 1" front, size 5-1/2. View #O26033

 

 


HOBE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN RETRO
 

 

 
     HOBE red and green cabochons, enamel and seed pearls 1-1/4" brooch and 1" earrings in original box, circa 1950.   View   View   #O27309     HOBE gold tone and multi colored enamel, cabochons and rhinestones 23" necklace with a 3-1/2" pendant and 1-1/4" earrings, circa 1950.  View   View   View   View   #O26767 HOBE enameled and cabochons 18-1/2" necklace with 1-1/8" pendant and 1-1/8" earrings, marked only on earring backs.  View   View   View   View   #O31108

 

HOBE Austro-Hungarian Revival style pendant with blue, green and white enamel, green rhinestones and green and topaz cabochons 19" chain and total 3" pendant and 1-1/8" clip back earrings.  View   View   View   #O36001 HOBE Austro-Hungarian revival matte gold tone pendant necklace with rose cabochons, green rhinestones and artificial pearls accented by red and white enamel and tiny blue dots, necklace 17" long, pendant 2-3/4" wide. There is missing and slightly cracked enamel but it can only be seen under a 10x loupe.  View   View   View   View   #O34516 HOBE fringed pendant and earrings, black enamel on gold tone with aqua marbled cabochons, artificial pearls and rose cabochons, chain 19-1/2", total front drop 3-3/4", earrings 1-1/8".   View   #O35637

 

HOBE bracelet with red, blue and white enameling, blue cabochons and imitation pearls, gold tone chains and fittings, wearable length 6-5/8" and 1-7/8" wide at the front.  View   View   #O36767 HOBE necklace and bracelet with green, yellow and white enameling, green cabochons and imitation pearls, gold tone chains and fittings, necklace 18-1/2" wearable length and with a 2-3/4" drop, bracelet wearable length 6-5/8" and 1-7/8" wide at the front.  A similar piece can be seen in the book "Masterpieces of Costume Jewelry" by Ball & Torem page 103 where this style is called the "Old World Art" collection.    View   View   View   View   View   View   #O36769 HOBE Austro-Hungarian style locket with blue, red and white enamel and blue cabochons 20" chain and 3/4" by 1-1/8" locket with fittings inside for photos but no plastic covers.   View   View   #O35475

 

 
HOBE brooch with green glass cabochon, artificial pearls and enameling in red, white and black, 5 dangles, all set in matte gold tone, 2-1/4" by 2-1/4", some slight wear on 2 pearls.  View   #O37178    HOBE green and blue cabochons, artificial pearls and black, white and yellow enamel earrings set in gold tone filigree backs, 1".   View   #H34307  

 


HOBE BEADS & RHINESTONES
 

 

  

  

      HOBE  lush multi-colored glass beads and rhinestones 15" necklace.  View   View  #O24908

   HOBE blue flowers and beads hinged bangle and clip back earrings all set in gold tone, bracelet 7" by 1-5/8" across the front, earrings 1-1/2".   #Y65174

    HOBE blue iridescent beads and rhinestones necklace, hinged bracelet and earrings set, 1960's.  View    View    View   #OAC300

 

  HOBE cameo locket set in gold tone with brown, yellow and green rhinestones and dated on the back 1965. View   View   View   View  #O19439

   HOBE aqua aurora borealis, green, cream and caramel faceted glass bead bracelet and earrings.   View   #O24367

   HOBE glass leaves and glass bead necklace in caramel and white.   View   #O20403

 

           
 HOBE gold tone mesh banded bracelet with red, blue and clear rhinestones and artificial pearls center portion.   View   View   View   #O23727    HOBE necklace of red and black clear-clad glass beads and clear and iris rhinestones set in gold tone.   View   View   View  #O19076      HOBE glass bead, rhinestone and aurora 1-1/2".  View   View   View    #O9090     

 

HOBE aqua and tan aurora borealis art glass beads earrings, 1-1/8".  View   #O35558 HOBE purple and clear aurora borealis oval molded links with aurora borealis bridges and spacer links, 7-1/4" by 1/2".   View   View   #O35561 HOBE gold tone shell links bracelet with artificial pearls, 6-3/4" by 1".   View   View   #O35560

 

 

    HOBE  purple blue and clear unfoiled rhinestones 2-1/8" star pin.  View   #O24749   

   HOBE black and white glass beads bracelet and earrings.  #O24671

   HOBE glass cameo and rhinestone reversible earrings, one side black with clear rhinestones, the other burnt sienna cameos and black rhinestones, 1-5/8".   View   View  #O28017

 

    HOBE hand painted portrait brooch and earrings with purple rhinestones, circa 1960.  View   #O11670

 HOBE hand painted portrait ring with green rhinestones.  #O11606 

HOBE  gold tone overlapping leaves and cabochons hinged bangle, 7" b y 1" by 3/8".   View     View   #O31218 

 

 

HOBE pink aurora borealis faceted glass beads earrings with clear bead accents set in silver tone, 1-1/4" clip backs.    View   #O61507

 HOBE portrait dangly earrings with lithographs set in gold tone metal screw-back earrings 2-1/3" long.  View   View   #O38237

 

 

HOBE earrings with yellow beads, white and blue aurora borealis seed beads, 1-1/3".    #O63456 HOBE earrings with topaz swirl glass earrings, 1-1/4".    #O63455 HOBE earrings with blue and cream beads, 1-1/2".   #O63457 

 

HOBE cameo necklace and earrings with topaz, yellow, golden and green rhinestones set in gold tone, necklace 16-18" with 2-1/3" front drop, earrings 1-1/4".   View   #O60667  HOBE silver tone hinged moderne style bangle with a real pearl, 6-1/2" inside dimension and 2-3/4" top.  View   View   View  #O19100  HOBE pastel pink and blue parure with necklace, bracelet and earrings. Pink molded glass flowers alternate with white givre and blue rhinestones set in gold tone, necklace 15" with a 2-3/4" front drop, bracelet 7" by 7/8", clip back earrings with dangles 2-1/2".   View   View   #O36300

 

HOBE brooch with clear rhinestones set in silver tone, 3-1/4".   View   #O63333  HOBE chatelaine brooches and earrings in green marbled cabochons with clear and yellow rhinestones set in gold tone, pins 2" and 2-3/4", chains 10", clip back earrings 2-1/4".   View   #O35817 HOBE clear rhinestone earrings, stones very slightly graying at the tips, 1".   #O62003 

 

HOBE green cabochon brooch with wonderful pressed glass leaves and clear rhinestones set in gold tone, 1-3/4".  I have also seen these lovely leaves used on both Schreiner and Carnegie jewelry.  View   #O37322 HOBE necklace, bracelet and earrings with pink marbled and molded glass heart-shaped centers surrounded by cloud white marquis, rose aurora borealis and clear rhinestones all set in silver tone, some finish wear on the back only, necklace 15-1/2" by 7/8", bracelet 7" by 1-1/2", clip back earrings 1-1/4", all three pieces signed "Hobe" with the copyright mark, circa 1960.  View   View   #O37652     HOBE blue and green glass bead 1-1/8" earrings.   View   #O22495  

 


HOBE's FABULOUS PURSE FRAMES, BOXES & COMPACTS
 

 

 

 

HOBE rhinestone oval footed dresser box with all colors and shapes of stones set in gold tone wirework on the lid of a gold tone embossed dresser box lined with deep purple velvet, the lid is slightly domed so the stones really sparkle, 6-1/4" by 4-5/8" and 3" tall, really spectacular.  View   View  View   #O37369

  HOBE rhinestone oval footed dresser box with all colors and shapes of stones set in gold tone wirework on the lid of a gold tone embossed dresser box lined with deep purple velvet, the lid is slightly domed so the stones really sparkle, 6-1/4" by 4-5/8" and 3" tall, really spectacular.  View   View  View   #O37369

   HOBE rhinestone round footed dresser box with a portrait top, all colors and shapes of stones set in gold tone wirework on the lid of a gold tone embossed dresser box lined with deep purple velvet, the lid is slightly domed so the stones really sparkle, 5" around and 3" tall, really spectacular. The portrait is hand painted and marked on the back, "Made in France, Me DuBarry, 102".  View   View   View   View   #O37368 

 

Ad for this purse. The stitched and beaded body was made by well-known purse maker Josef, and the frame by Hobe, circa 1950. At the bottom, the ad says, "... evening bags by Josef... jewelry to match, bracelets $79.50, pin clips $35.00, earrings $19.75." Next to each purse is a price ranging from $125.00 to $175.00.    View
Courtesy of Pat Seal

HOBE Josef purse with blue, aqua and pink unfoiled rhinestones frame on a cream iridescent hand beaded body, circa 1950, 9" by 6-1/2" total purse and frame size. The frame and closure clip are in mint condition, and the body has a tag inside which says, "Bags by Josef, hand beaded in U.S.A.". There is very light deeper cream here and there on the body and the inside of the purse. You can see the vintage ad for this style purse HERE  View   View   View   View   #O33195  

 Josef of Paris made fabulous handbags. They were beaded in France and then imported. In 1946, when this ad came out, the price of the purse was $125.00.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

 

HOBE gold tone purse frame with rubies, sapphires, quartz cabochons and rhinestones, marked "Hobe" inside, 6-1/4" by 3-1/2". The frame is also decorated with etched designs of flowers and leaves.   View   View   View   View   View   #O31278

HOBE purse with clear cabochons, pink blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone frame and embroidered and beaded body, frame 8-1/2" by 1-3/4", body 12" at the widest by 5-1/2", inside fitted pockets, marked "Bags by Josef, hand beaded in the USA", light soil inside.   View   View   View   View   #O31296

HOBE ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, citrine and topaz frame purse with replacement body, frame 6" by 1-1/8", purse body 6-5/8" by 6-1/2".   View   View   View   View   #O29807

 

  HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864

   HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  Rhinestone frame DETAIL showing rhinestone drop latch.   View   View

   HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  Purse is lined in cream colored fabric.

 

 

HOBE frame purse with beaded Josef body, frame is made up of brilliant topaz colored cabochons with soft green, clear and yellow unfoiled faceted rhinestones all set in the beautiful gold tone wire work for which Hobe is famous, the purse is made of tiny golden glass seed beads. A comb is inside and there are pockets for mirror, comb, lipstick all in a pale yellow satin.  View   View   View   View   #O36738

HOBE compact aqua, pink and clear unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree, layered and lush, 3-1/4" by 3-1/8".  View   View   View   View   #O37171  

HOBE jeweled purse frame on a black glass bead purse, the frame has unfoiled rhinestones in red, pink, green and clear set in gold tone wirework, circa 1950s. The frame of the purse is 2" by 6-1/3" at it widest, and the beaded body of the purse is about 5" by 9". You can see the vintage ad for this style purse HERE.     View   View   View   #O35829  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  HOBE Josef purse with hand embroidered and beaded body by Josef and rhinestone and gold tone frame by Hobe, unsigned. It is marked on a tag inside "Bags by Josef hand beaded in the USA", body 11-1/2" by 5-1/2", frame 8-1/2" by 1-3/4". This is in excellent condition with lovely unfoiled cabochons and rhinestones set into the gold tone frame in the colors of aqua, pink, plum and clear. They are really reflective and set off the hand beaded body beautifully. Circa 1950, the purse is all fitted on the inside and has a tiny cute clear plastic comb there, too.  The tag inside says, "Bags by Josef Hand Beaded USA". Also shown here is a jpg of a vintage ad showing Hobe purses and giving the prices, back in the 1950's, as between $125.00 and $175.00, expensive back then. View   View   View   View   View   #O38017

 

 

 

 

   GENEVIEVE black velvet purse with what looks like a Hobe frame in clear rhinestones, frame 6" by 1", body 8-1/2" by 5-1/2". The velvet is beautifully gathered and there is a strap on the back so you can carry it as a clutch. Hobe purse frames are rarely if ever signed, and this one is no different. I could be incorrect about it being their frame. Inside the purse though is a very faint wording along the line of, "Genevieve M... Gerstle", and I couldn't find any information on that maker.  View   View   View   #O37421

 HOBE Josef cream glass beaded clutch purse with a Hobe frame of celery green, topaz and clear rhinestones and cabochons set in gold tone, circa 1950. The lining is cream satin with gold edging and fitted for comb, lipstick, cards. The overall size is 11" by 7-1/2", and it is marked inside "Made by Josef hand beaded in the USA".   View   View   View   View   #O37138

HOBE framed purse with of pastel aqua, pink, rose and lavender unfoiled rhinestones set in gold tone filigree wirework. The purse has a black satin body, lining and handle, circa 1950. There is light wear on the gather at the top, total size 11" by 91/2".   View   View   View   #O37139 

 

HOBE typical mark.

HOBE sterling mark.

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HOBE Damascene center warrior brooch
HOBE Damascene center warrior brooch
$598.00
HOBE bracelet, brooch and earrings, lovely colors, 1940s
HOBE bracelet, brooch and earrings, lovely colors, 1940s
$998.00
HOBE pink aurora borealis earrings
HOBE pink aurora borealis earrings
$32.00
HOBE bow shaped dangles brooch in pink, red
HOBE bow shaped dangles brooch in pink, red
$348.00
HOBE red, blue and clear rhinestones set brac, brooch & earr
HOBE red, blue and clear rhinestones set brac, brooch & earr
$798.00
HOBE wide bracelet with blue glass cabochons, red and clear
HOBE wide bracelet with blue glass cabochons, red and clear
$698.00
HOBE dangling bird holding a circle brooch
HOBE dangling bird holding a circle brooch
$128.00
HOBE sterling brooch with blue rhinestone, gold washed leaves
HOBE sterling brooch with blue rhinestone, gold washed leaves
$238.00
HOBE bracelet with brilliant aqua rhinestones set in sterling
HOBE bracelet with brilliant aqua rhinestones set in sterling
$398.00
HOBE Josef purse with hand embroidered beaded body
HOBE Josef purse with hand embroidered beaded body
$2,200.00
HOBE unsigned brooch pastel rhinestones, dangling drops
HOBE unsigned brooch pastel rhinestones, dangling drops
$320.00
HOBE bracelet in unfoiled aqua and clear rhinestones
HOBE bracelet in unfoiled aqua and clear rhinestones
$595.00
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