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Heart pendant brooch

about 1945
Hobé Cie Limited (American, founded in 1927)


Dimensions

Length x width: 8 × 4.5 cm (3 1/8 × 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3912

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Pendants

This pendant consists of a large sterling silver heart, bezel-set with a purple heart-shaped faceted glass stone suspended from a smaller sterling silver heart. The larger heart can be worn attached to the smaller heart component or detached and worn as a brooch. Each heart is decorated with applied flowers, leaves, and ribbons.

Signed

"Hobé"

Markings

STERLING PAT'D DESIGN

Provenance

Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum