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30's MIRIAM HASKELL Pin HAND WIRED BAKELITE BEADS, GOLD Leaves NUTS Brass Chain

$425.00
Weight:
8.00 Ounces
Shipping:
$5.00 (Fixed shipping cost)

 

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Quite spectacular, this Miriam Haskell brooch dates to the 1930's era. One of the desirable and rare early unsigned pins this one really is breathtaking, loaded with texture & form at every angle. It features various nuts in all kinds of sizes, some of which are very long. Added to this are transparent golden amber bakelite beads and gold plated metal leaves. These are hand wired and dangle from both celluloid chain as well as brass chain which in turn is wired onto a pierced round celluloid back. This backing is a distinct component which was used at the time and is pictured in the book "Miriam Haskell Jewelry". This piece is from the 1930's, made before Haskell pieces were signed. Anyway, I've included a photo from the "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" book that shows the the design, style and construction which confirms it as a Haskell piece. These pins are so unique and this one is especially so. I took a lot of photos because the piece so dimensional that it is difficult to get the size and scope of it in one photo. Plus, I like to take photos, lol~ So take a look at them and just email me with any questions you have. This brooch is extra long measuring approx. 5" in length and approx. 3" wide. The biggest nuts at the bottom ate tremendous, the longest one measures 2" in length! A few of the nut beads may be plastic or bakelite, I did test 2 of the the nuts which have flat polished bottoms but I am still not sure about them being bakelite, but they do look to be some sort of plastic or lucite. However, the round golden amber beads absolutely tested positive for bakelite. This one certainly is an autumn piece. If you collect this type of Haskell jewelry and love the very unusual, impressive, whimsical pieces, this will be a favorite of yours for sure~

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