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Lot 7013: Vintage Signed HOBE NECKLACE 16.5" Gold Tone Iridescent Orange Cabochons Peridot Green Rhinestones Adjustable Modern Costume Jewelry
November 27, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Details: This vintage gold-tone necklace with iridescent orange-colored cabochons and peridot-green rhinestones is signed Hobe.
Fitted with an an adjustable clasp, the necklace measures between approx. 13.5" and 16.5".
Hob Cie was founded in 1887 by goldsmith Jacques Hob, but when costume-jewelry collectors think of Hob, they picture the tasselled and beaded necklaces made by JacquesÕ son, William, who established an American offshoot of the company in 1927. That put Hob at the beginning of the American costume-jewelry boom between the two world wars In fact, some scholars believe that Hob actually had a hand in the phrase Òcostume jewelryÓ itself. After the younger Hob landed in New York, but before he started his company, one of the his first assignments was to make costumes and jewelry for the "Ziegfeld Follies." According to some historians, Florenz Ziegfeld described the jewelry that accompanied HobÕs costumes as costume jewelry. HobÕs showbiz origins served the company well. By the 1940s and Õ50s, Hollywood stars such as Bette Davis and Ava Gardner were wearing Hob. Especially prized today are the floral pins of that era, which featured tight clusters of vermeil petals. Earlier Hob pieces that remain popular with collectors include filigreed bracelets and pins, some of which featured Victorian-style portraits or Japanese netsuke-like figures as focal points.
Condition / Notes: This vintage costume jewelry is intact and shows nicely with mild signs of age and wear.
The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50