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EARLY MIRIAM HASKELL SEASHELL CLUSTERS PIN Celluloid CHAIN Dangling SHELLS

$195.00
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Fantastic early Miriam Haskell brooch featuring wonderful iridescent seashells and glass beads dropping down from a pierced rectangular bar. I believe the glass beads originally had a pearl coating on them which is now completely gone. However, the glass beads without the pearling still are lovely and this doesn't detract from the beauty of the piece at all. There are 3 sections of bead & shell clusters which are attached to 3 separate celluloid chains, the middle one being the longest. The pierced metal bar which makes the top of the pin has more glass beads and seashells hand wired all over it making a spectacular look overall. This is from the period when the Haskell pieces were not signed, however, I've included photos from the "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" book that show the the design, style and construction which is distinct in Haskell jewelry, which this brooch has. (These photos are from a past listing that shows the back of a Haskell brooch I had sold earlier). Please note the book photos I've taken showing the metal bar with pierced holes and description of the C clasp. These pieces are so unique, Some of my favorite Haskell pieces show the use of natural things such as these shells in her designs. This brooch measures 3" long at the center cluster and is 2~1/4" wide. It is in excellent vintage condition, with the exception of the pearl coating all beads and shells are excellent and present, the celluloid chain is very nice also and with the wiring is nice and tight.

 

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