5 strand necklace and clip style earrings all marked “Hobe”. These are all glass beads that are strung on a silver chain ( I bet it’s sterling). This has graduated lengths. The smallest measures 17″ and the longest 25″ . The clasp and the earrings have the glass beads all hand wired together. The earrings are clips and measure 1 ” in diameter. The amber and brown combination reminds me of a leopard print. Gold tones on the findings.
Not only is this wonderful set in its original box but there is a business card from the Hobe Jewelry Company, it is also signed on the back: “Many Thanks and Best Wishes Don. P. Hobe”. What a suprise find!
A son of master goldsmith Jacques Hobe’ established Hobe’ Cie in Paris in the early 19c. In 1927 William Hobe’ set up the American Hobe’ Cie in New York. They were known for supplying theaters and films with their jewelry, including the Ziegfield Follies.