See Miller (2003), p. 77 for a variation in vermeil
Panels of flowers and leaves joined with decorative links, all in sterling silver, form this 1940s bracelet. As in all of Hobé’s work in this era, this piece was hand-made. It closes with a hidden tongue-in-groove clasp. This bracelet is longer than most from this period. You could wear this beautiful piece with any of my Hobé brooches with a floral motif – scroll down to see a selection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A large aquamarine glass stone forms the center of the flower on each panel of this 1940s sterling silver bracelet by Hobé. Even the links between the panels are decorated with small flowers. The bracelet has a fold-over clasp. The same floral motif can be found in several of my brooches (some with matching earrings) by the same maker -- scroll down to see them.
Marcasite and sterling silver German Art Deco bracelets don't get much better than this one! With its classic Art Deco buckle motif, this magnificent and hard-to-find piece has excellent articulation and loads of sparkle. This substantial bracelet is an outstanding example of 1930s German craftsmanship and a real knockout! This piece was part of my personal collection, and I am reluctantly offering it to a new owner. My Czech Art Deco crystal and marcasite earrings compliment rather than compete with this bracelet — scroll down to see them -- or wear it alone to make an unforgettable statement.
A trio of layered and textured silver-tone leaves forms each section of this wide 1950s bracelet by Elsa Schiaparelli. Leaves were one of her favorite motifs, and she uses them here to create an unusual statement piece. Bold bracelets were one of this maker's trademarks. This piece has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. If you like this design, scroll down to see a brooch and earrings set by the same maker but with a different finish.
Domes of emerald glass framed in silver-tone metal and alternating onyx glass circles are connected with decorative links in this 1920s Art Deco classic bracelet. It closes with an older spring-ring clasp. The color combination and detail in the workmanship are divine. The clasp is marked sterling, but the entire bracelet may not be. Bracelets of this type were advertised extensively in wholesaler catalogs in the 1920s-1930s. You could wear this bracelet with several of my emerald Art Deco pieces -- scroll down to see them.