Design patent D152,081 issued to William W. Hobé in 1948
This sterling silver bracelet with floral basket links has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp and safety chain. The intricate flowers have layers of petals, and the back clearly shows the detailed design and handcrafted workmanship Hobé is known for. You could wear this beautiful bracelet with any of my Hobé brooches with a floral motif – scroll down to see a selection.
This richly-detailed and textured sterling silver flower brooch and earrings set by Hobé doesn't need a colored stone to make it sparkle. Notice the multiple layers on the petals. The earrings replicate the ornate center of the brooch. It has a roll-over safety clasp; the earrings are screw-backs. This set is one of the maker's more unusual designs from the 1940s. Scroll down to see flower bracelets by Hobé that coordinate with this set.
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.
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.
This petite sterling silver flower and leaf 1940s brooch by Hobé has the same level of detail and quality workmanship as its larger sisters. The intricate buds on either side of the central flower are particularly lovely. This three-dimensional piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see bracelets by Hobé that also have a floral motif.
In my opinion, Hobé made the best sterling silver flowers in the 1930s-1940s, and the large flower at the center of this 1940s brooch illustrates his extraordinary talent. The center is embellished with surrounding sterling buds. Pieces by this maker were all hand-made at this time. This one has an unusual design. Scroll down to see a selection of his sterling silver bracelets.
Sterling silver flowers and leaves are applied to an oval base, with the result of lovely textures and depth in this 1940s brooch by Hobé. Even the back shows the meticulous workmanship that went into the crafting of this piece. This brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see this maker's bracelets that also have a floral motif.
Red and black enamel decorate this chrome 1930s German Machine Age bracelet attributed to JakobBengel. (His pieces were not signed.) The articulation is superb. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see one of his brickwork necklaces in the same color combination.
Rhodium plating with channel-set and prong-set diamanté form this well-made Art Deco bracelet. It has excellent articulation and a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp with a safety catch. This bracelet is probably European in origin. The pairs of horizontal semi-circular components that are above and below the square openings look like German components I have in other pieces. This stunning bracelet was made for a slim wrist. Please note the bracelet length (6 3/4") and check your wrist size before purchasing this piece. Also note that the photos suggest yellowing of stones that is not present.
This diamanté and sterling silver Art Deco line bracelet by Dorsons takes the line bracelet design one step further. Square-cut diamanté channel-set in rhodium-plated sterling silver are enhanced with two squares of baguettes. This well-made bracelet with excellent articulation has a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. Pieces with all clear rhinestones are really hard to photograph, and this one is no exception. All stones are clear and bright, and the overall effect is much brighter than my photos.
Four faceted citrine-glass stones in decorative settings form the centrepiece of this well-made Art Deco bracelet by Wells. Sterling silver filigree links complete the piece. The detail on the front and back of this bracelet is extraordinary. The links that hold the panels together give it a bit of a Machine Age-feel and enhance the articulation of the piece. This bracelet closes with a tongue-in-grove clasp. Scroll down to see Art Deco necklaces and earrings in similar shades of citrine that look great with this bracelet.