Mid Century Sterling Silver Signed ORB Otto Robert Bade Brooch Pin 1960s

Mid Century Sterling Silver Signed ORB Otto Robert Bade Brooch Pin 1960s


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When looking at pieces of jewelry made by Otto Robert Bade, it’s not difficult to see that they resemble those pieces made by Frank Rebajes and there is a reason for that! Otto Robert Bade, born in 1921, served as the foreman for Rebajes Jewelry during the 1940s and 50s. When Frank Rebajes decided to sell his famous company and move to Spain in late 1950s, Bade purchased Frank Rebajes’ catalog designs and machinery and started his own company under the name of Orb Originals in 1960. Bade enjoyed great success in the business until 1981 when he was robbed, pistol whipped and left in critical condition. He and his wife moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania to recover from this terrible incident. Orb Silversmiths operated from this location for many years and Otto continued to have an active part in the business until he was well into his nineties.

This is a brushed sterling silver brooch by Otto Robert Bade (ORB).
It is an abstract modernist design that looks like an elongated heart.
It measures very nearly 4" long x 2" wide, and is fully hallmarked on the back.

Weighs 13.7 grams.

Excellent condition, with working safety clasp and no scratches, dents or any sign of use whatsoever.

Would make a great lapel pin or tux brooch, too!

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