Hobe Bandora Ming Wiseman Sterling Vintage Figural Pin Brooch - 1920sHobe
Hobe Bandora Ming Wiseman Sterling Vintage Figural Pin Brooch. A beautiful piece of Sterling Costume Jewelry manufactured in the early 1920s. This is the largest of the Ming series and is intricate and a mix of vermeil sterling and silver-tone sterling - in tarnished original condition. The Wiseman measures 4 1/2 inches if counting the bottom tassel. In perfect vintage condition, all colored stones are original and bright, rhinestones and the reinforced floral headdress are also intact with all petals. The face is a reddish molded resin mimicking Bandora wood and is also in perfect condition. No chips or fading, face has original red lip color. The pin has not been altered or repaired. It was reinforced with extra gold solder on the front and dark solder on the back by the original designer at what would have been a "break point". There is an extra reinforcing bar through the middle of the back of the brooch adding additional strength to this large and heavy sterling brooch. There is another quite like this Wiseman on Pinterest with yellow stones. The yellow stone piece has the same reinforced gold and dark solder at the "break point" and a reinforcing bar. The pin back is straight and strong, the clasp locks securely. Rare, beautiful and a highly desirable and unique collectable brooch. Featured on page 142, The Great Pretenders.
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