Vintage Miriam Haskell 1940s Baroque Seed Pearl Brooch
I am a HUGE fan of Miriam Haskell jewelry! Not only are they gorgeous but the craftsmanship of Haskell jewelry simply cannot be duplicated today.
This 1940s vintage Mariam Haskell brooch in gold gilt is accented with baroque silver seed pearls. It is exquisitely crafted with a dimensional floral starburst pattern with layered faux silver/gray seed pearls. Each petal is adorn with tiny multiple seed pearls over a filigree base.
Miriam Haskell opened her jewelry boutique in New York City in 1924 and instantly became known around the world for her selection of materials, designs and craftsmanship. Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball, and Gloria Vanderbilt were huge fans of Mariam Haskell jewelry. The Duchess of Windsor, one of the worlds great jewelry collectors owned a large collection of Haskell jewelry and was photographed often wearing pieces from Mariam Haskell’s latest designs.
Each bead, each crystal, each pearl was picked up by hand, hand-wired to an intricate brass filigree backing, and ultimately backed to a second filigree concealing any trace of construction.
L 18” brooch 2”