William Hobé was the son of a master goldsmith, Jaques Hobé, and it's fair to say like father, like son. Becoming a master jeweler himself, William opened his own company "Hobé Cie" in American to produce extravagant costumes and jewelry. Williams first commission in the US came in the mid-1920s from Florence Ziegfeld where he produced costumes and costume jewelry for Broadway productions.
William's success with Ziegfeld opened the doors to many other Hollywood theater companies and film studios. In the panorama of American costume jewelry manufacturers, Hobé is known as a producer of luxury items - jewelry with an antique flavor, rich with extremely brilliant crystals connected by filigreed motifs, and wrought with the skill and proficiency of a master craftsman. During the forties, Hobé jewels were promoted by the most beloved stars with the catchy slogan Jewels of Legendary Splendor.
Apart from the jewelry designed by Lou Vici, who worked for the company from the 1930s to the 70s, all Hobé pieces were designed by members of the Hobé family. Hobé jewelry produced from 1957 to 1966 sometimes includes a date of manufacture. The item "Rare Vintage Signed Hobe' Sterling 1/20th 14kt Gold Bandora Asian Man Brooch Pin" is in sale since Wednesday, February 3, 2021.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "deb43017" and is located in Dublin, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.