VTG 1940's Hobe French Hand - Painted Miniature Town Scene Pendant Part #Z13

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 26, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

VTG 1940's Hobe French Hand - Painted Miniature Town Scene Pendant Part #Z13

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Vintage Hobe necklace pendant - beautiful raised leaves & flowers adorn the centered, AMAZING and detailed hand-painted miniature French portrait depicting a town scene. There are no rings the pendant but chain can be strung through the outer ring of the pendant or you can add jump rings. The portrait is covered in glass - in good condition. The piece is in good vintage condition - has not been cleaned - natural patina.

The piece is about 1 3/8" diameter.

This was purchased from the closing Hobe factory inventory and would be estimated to be from the 1940's.

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About 10 years ago, my client, always interested in beautiful costume jewelry and Hobe, in particular, decided to write a book on the history of Hobe because there really wasn't too much information out there.

She started researching and buying all the Hobe that she could. The original, family run Hobe company stopped producing jewelry in the early 1990's and my client, dealing with William Hobe's Son Donald's wife, was able to buy a great deal of findings and jewelry at the
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