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Hogan Bolas vintage costume jewelry

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Hogan Bolas vintage costume jewelry

Abstract gold tone cultured pearl brooch pin. 1960s. Hogan Bolas vintage costume jewelry

Hogan Bolas vintage costume jewelry (1951-1991)
The name of the jewelry brand Hogan & Bolas comes from the names of its creators, Robert Hogan (1924-2008) and his first wife Deborah Bolas (1927-1982). A veteran of World War II, Robert came to Providence in 1948 to study jewelry making at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met his future wife. While still students, Robert and Deborah founded the family business Hogan & Bolas, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island in the early 1950s.

Designers handcrafted modernist jewelry using silver, bronze, copper, cultured pearl, and enamels. Deborah Bolas Hogan worked for the company for thirty years until her death in 1982. Robert continued to be in the jewelry business for another ten years, but in 1991 he sold the business and retired. Born October 17, 1924 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Robert Hogan passed away September 23, 2008 in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.

It is noteworthy that the new owner of the company A.R. Desantis continued the jewelry business, but the style of their jewelry changed slightly. Reopened in 1991, Hogan & Bolas is still active.


Abstract flower copper brooch and earrings

Abstract flower copper brooch and earrings

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Active since 1991 renewed company

Active since 1991 renewed company

Hogan Bolas vintage costume jewelry

1950s bronze pearl screw back earrings

1950s bronze pearl screw back earrings

1960s oval shape abstract brooch pin

1960s oval shape abstract brooch pin

Bird sterling silver brooch. 1990s

Bird sterling silver brooch. 1990s

Blue enamel copper screw back earrings

Blue enamel copper screw back earrings

Brass screw back earrings

Brass screw back earrings

Bronze square shape abstract brooch

Bronze square shape abstract brooch

Butterfly copper enamel brooch pin

Butterfly copper enamel brooch pin

Egg shaped brass blue ukass brooch pin and earrings

Egg shaped brass blue glass brooch pin and earrings

Enameled copper screw back dangle earrings

Enameled copper screw back dangle earrings

Fish design brooch and earrings

Fish design brooch and earrings

Geometric design brass cultured pearl brooch pin

Geometric design brass cultured pearl brooch pin

Human body abstract copper earrings

Human body abstract copper earrings

Iridescent blue green enamel abstract oval shape brooch

Iridescent blue green enamel abstract oval shape brooch

Metallic enamel brooch and earrings

Metallic enamel brooch and earrings

Mid-century abstract design copper brooch

Mid-century abstract design copper brooch

Mixed metal abstract design pin

Mixed metal abstract design pin

Modernist copper faux pearl brooch

Modernist copper faux pearl brooch

Oval silver tone copper royal blue green enamel brooch pin and earrings

Oval silver tone copper royal blue green enamel brooch pin and earrings

Owl copper brooch pin

Owl copper brooch pin

Round copper brooch pin with abstract animal design

Round copper brooch pin with abstract animal design

Spiral design round screw back earrings

Spiral design round screw back earrings

Trademark

Trademark

Maker's mark

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