Design patent D151,493 issued to Marcel Boucher in 1948 (application filed in 1947)
This late-1940s piece is one of several versions of a Marcel Boucher-designed brooch with petals that open and close, often referred to as Day to Night flowers. With its gold-tone petals and stem, and a faux pearl adorned with diamanté in the center, this brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. This piece is lovely!
A bouquet of sterling silver flowers, stems, and leaves are tied in a bow and accented with collet-set pink tourmaline, pale sapphire and peridot glass stones. This brooch, with its roll-over safety clasp, is another example of the fine hand-made 1940s sterling silver pieces Hobé is known for. I particularly love the vertical orientation of this piece. Scroll down to see two of this maker's bracelets with a floral motif that coordinate well with this brooch.
Turquoise glass beads decorate the flower layer on this 1950s pave-embellished openwork gold-tone furled leaf by Hattie Carnegie. The detail is superb, as one would expect from this maker. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
Ruby glass beads wired in a spiral are adorned with channels of diamanté and topped with a large ruby bead. Frank Hess designed a nearly identical dress clip for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, but with diamanté only on the front. This brooch has them on both sides and closes with a trombone clasp on a filigree back.
This 1940s sterling silver heart brooch by Hobé is deliciously detailed with flowers, leaves, and a large bow with trailing curled ribbons. The back shows the incredible craftsmanship of Hobé's work. This substantial piece has a roll-over safety clasp. While I usually avoid heart-shaped pieces, I couldn't resist this one! Scroll down to see lovely flower bracelets by the same maker that pair beautifully with this brooch.