Vintage Signed Hobé Yellow Crystal Beaded Clip On Earrings

$60.00

Vintage Signed Hobé Yellow Crystal Beaded Clip On Earrings. A lovely set of costume earrings with old school glamour.

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Description

Vintage Signed Hobé Yellow Crystal Beaded Clip On Earrings. A lovely set of costume earrings with old school glamour. Artist signed on the clips with cushions.

Goldsmith Jacques Hobé founded the company Hobé Cie in 1887. Yet it was Jacques’ son, William, who founded the American offshoot of the company in 1927. This move put Hobé at the beginning of the American costume-jewelry boom between the two world wars.

The younger Hobé was commissioned by Flo Ziegfeld to design and manufacture jewelry for his Ziegfeld Follies costumes. Folklore has it that this connection was the origin of the phrase “costume jewelry”.

William’s grandson, James Hobé, ran the company until around 2000 at which time the company was sold. Hobé jewelry is still in production today using the name even though no longer owned by Hobé. The Hobé jewelry made today is quite different from the original pieces.

Measurements:

Each earring measures approximately 1 3/8″ Diameter

Condition:

Pre-owned, this set of earrings are in very good condition. Minor wear in the form of light scratches appear commensurate with age and use. All crystal beads present and secure. Lastly please view all the photographs as they serve as an extension of the description and condition report.