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Haskell-Unsigned Pieces
Miriam Haskell opened her store in New York City in 1926 in the McAlpin Hotel.  Until the late 1940s, her jewelry was not signed.  This album provides examples of sets, necklaces, bracelets and earrings from her unsigned period.  The pieces are approximately dated though this is extremely tricky as her materials were used over and over in different combinations and during different time periods.
Date(s): September 3, 2002. Album by Cathy Gordon. Photos by Cathy Gordon. 1 - 227 of 227 Total. 25791 Visits.
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Rita Liebowitz, Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:02PM
Discovered your research when trying to identify coral bead and gold chain lariat necklace found in mother's estate.  Thank you for making this work available.  Your work is appreciated and very helpful.  Plus, it's a treat to see so many pieces compiled into one page.
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Gael Cunningham, Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:47AM
This is outstanding information for the new at learning. As it turns out; I have a set dated back to the 30's thanks to her sharing her wealth of information!!
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DOE ERCOLANO, Fri, 27 Sep 2013 1:16PM
Thank you SO much for putting this together & sharing. Such great information!!!!
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Melissa, Sun, 28 Jul 2013 1:51PM
Great reference site.  Thanks so much for all your hard work and effort!  I think it is #219 where there are a group of pieces and it says the one in the upper left may have lost its gilding.  I have seen similar pieces in the Cera book and they were in 'silvered' metal.  Could be.
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Babs | stores.ebay.com/Babs-Delights, Tue, 23 Jul 2013 8:29PM
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[Sold: necklace and small bracelet]  Early Haskell parure, probably from the early 1940s.  Necklace, 2 bracelets on elastic and a dress clip, all made with turquoise glass beads, some wired into balls, roses montees, and rhinestone-studded leaves and flowers.  The bracelet on the right is from Miriam Haskell's private stash and is a much more elaborate version made for evening wear than the one on the left.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Close-up view of front of the necklace.  The turquoise balls are held on by a single thread of seed beads.  It is amazing to me that this has survived.

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Back of the necklace, showing the primitive, wire foundation and loop clasp.  Note the seed bead attachments and the roses montees inset into the balls.  This necklace must have been very uncomfortable to wear!

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[Sold-necklace and bracelet] Another early choker, bracelet and clip with balls made of pink art glass beads, accented by pink glass leaves.  The bracelet is a typical early style strung on elastic (usually needing restringing).  Unsigned Haskell.

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close-up of the necklace.  The construction is quite interesting.  The balls are made of two metal half circles on which the beads are wired and then they are mounted on a thin metal chain strung through the middle of the two halves.  You can see an example of this construction by looking at the ball that is the 2nd down from the clasp on the left (11 o'clock).

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Another very early bracelet, c. 1930s, of celluloid flowers, glass leaves and small yellow glass beads.  It is missing several flowers and leaves and has some chips, but the colors are remarkably brilliant. All components are sewn onto silk cord.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of bracelet showing construction (and dirt from wear!).

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[NFS] Early necklace of taupe and rust-colored beads with a lovely clasp and center decoration made of gilt lily leaves and pate de verre beads in taupe, lime green and rust.  One of my favorite necklaces to wear!  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Matching bracelet strung on elastic.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Two dress clips and a pin of pate de verre and wood beads, gilt metal leaves mounted on mother-of-pearl.  Pin is from the late 1930s-early 1940s and the dress clips are WWII era.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold-wrap bracelet, On Hold necklace] I bought this necklace and bracelet from a woman whose mother purchased it in Paris in the early 1930s.  Coral glass beads are interspersed with green glass and gilt metal spacers and both pieces have large gilt metal flowers and pate de verre flattened coral beads. The bracelet is a wrap style--spring wire covered with silk thread.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Close-up of the necklace, showing the central element (which includes enameled green leaves) as well as the elaborate gilt metal slide clasp. The central element on the necklace has a dress clip on the back, allowing it to be asymetrically clipped to the wearer's neckline.

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[Sold] A matching dress clip to the necklace and bracelet.

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[Sold-all] A lariat and wrap bracelet from the 1930s showing a different treatment and colors, but similar elements to the previous coral set.  The lariat clips to your collar or can be used as a sweater clip.  Both pieces have been redone as they were falling apart.  The wrap bracelet was missing the floral element on the right and this replacement is as close as we could get to the original findings.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of the lariat showing a typical 1930s dress clip style.  The clips are mounted on a smooth metal plate that covers the wiring.

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Probable early Haskell necklace of green, red, blue glass beads and two sizes of glass leaves.  The leaves are an exact match for other Haskells that I own, as are the beads.  My hesitation comes from the clasp which is not typical Haskell as it has the "thumb-thingy."  See Cera pg 71 for similar long leaves.

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White pate de verre bead choker strung on intertwined chain with long hanging pressed glass leaves.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold all]  Gray baroque pearl necklace and pin.  The necklace has two elaborate elements of layered pressed glass flowers in rose, pale pink, aqua and amethyst colors, each with a central roses montees, then layers of glass leaves looking like mother-of-pearl.  Tucked into both elements are pearls and complimentary colored rhinestones, rare as Haskell didn't use too many colored rhinestones in her early pieces.  The necklace has a silver filigree slide clasp which is quite small for the weight that it carries! The pin uses similar elements.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of necklace elements showing metal plates that cover the wiring.  The pin has a similar metal plate.  These were used in the 1930s until WWII.

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[Sold-all] Two wrap bracelets in pristine condition using similar elements as the prior necklace/pin, but with an emphasis on different colors.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Fabulous festoon necklace from the 1940s with layers of small white beads in increasing sizes (probably Gripoix) and glass leaves.  Necklace shows typical Haskell spring-ring clasp (without "thumb-thingy"). Unsigned Haskell.

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A glorious lariat and earrings, c. early 1940s, in rose pink glass beads and creamy pearls, ending in floral masterpieces--rose pink glass, glass imitating mother-of-pearl as leaves and flowers and elaborate gilt metal floral findings.  The lariat has clearly been restrung with new gold bead spacers.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of lariat showing clip ends mounted on pierced wire mesh.  These are the most frequently seen Haskell clips.  Note the spacer bead configuration--seems like a complicated job to lay those out correctly!

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Silver-tone chain and leaves lariat, c. late 1930s.  Unusual Haskell beacuse of its simplicity.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of lariat ends, showing another Haskell clip style (also used on dress clips).  Note the metal plate covering the wiring as well as the style of chain, both used in many early Haskell pieces.  This clip style is rare, but confirmed as Haskell.

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4 strand lariat of topaz-colored glass beads ending in gilt metal leaves decorated with flattened topaz glass beads, pearls, interesting cloudy glass beads and floral filigree findings topped with rhinestone balls.  These lariats are often quite long--this one measures 26".  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of lariat showing another typical clip-end style.

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Lariat, c. WWII era, of white glass beads ending in lovely floral corsages of pink, red, white, blue flowers and leaves.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of lariat showing WWII-style clip ends--pierced plastic and lighter weight clips.

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Lariat of green and white art glass beads ending in leaf-shaped beaded clips topped with gilt metal flowers.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Lariat, c. 1930s, of pink glass beads imitating quartz and clip ends of pressed glass hot pink leaves, pale pink glass beads with a central glass "raspberry" bead.  I found this at the Cow Palace and it strongly resembled another necklace I owned from Sheila P.  I triumphantly showed it to Sheila and Glenn, but it was SO pristine (and the clip backs weren't familiar) that we all decided that it was a fake.  I put it away in a box to be sold, then dragged it out earlier this year.  After 2 years of collecting, I now realized that it is a real Haskell.  Knowledge is cumulative!  Unsigned Haskell.

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Close up of leaves and beads.  Anyone know how to describe the irridescent bead in the middle?

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Back of lariat.

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Close-up of clip.

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[Sold-bracelet, pin, necklace] Fabulous necklace, bracelet and pin c. 2nd half of 1930s.  The necklace and bracelet are of pressed glass beads imitating quartz with deep and lighter-toned hot pink glass beads.  The floral elements are pressed glss leaves (just like the lariat) with flowers made of concentric circles of faceted glass beads.  Note the clasps on both the necklace and bracelet.  The bracelet clasp is a slide that connects from top to bottom--unusual.  The pin has similar leaves and floral elements but also pearls and a millefiori bead nestled in the back.  See Cera pg 88 for a similar necklace.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Close-up of the necklace.

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Back of the necklace element.  The drilled holes are interesting and I have encountered them several times on other pieces.  I don't know what they are for....Ideas??

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From the same pressed glass imitation quartz family, a necklace and two clips.  Necklace is probably late 1930s and the clips are WWII era.  Note the raspberry bead in the necklace, similar to the one on the pink lariat.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Closeup of the necklace showing typical style of Frank Hess.  Note the elaborate silver metal clasp and the pressed glass hot pink leaf.  It is missing one dangle on the left.

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[Sold] Haskell designed a line of dimensional flower-shaped pieces in 1938 and this lovely necklace is a terrific example.  More of the pressed glass quartz-like beads, an elaborate beaded slide clasp mounded with pink and bright yellow beads.  The center floral element consists of small glass tubes wrapped over a pierced metal 3-D form.  Lovely (intact!) pressed glass leaves set off the flower.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of the floral element.  This construction is very typical of her necklaces as well as the spring-wire bracelets.  There are metal spacers that keep the necklace strands aligned and the beads and leaves are wired directly to the beads (no filigree element).  Note the tube-shaped beads.

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[Sold] Another glorious example of the floral necklace style.  The center elements came in many sizes (this one is 2 1/2" while the pink necklace element is 1 1/2").  Strong yellow and emerald green beads in several shapes, a mounded bead slide clasp and pressed glass leaves.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of necklace.  You can see the 3-D pierced metal floral element.  Necklace strands are wired directly to the pierced back.  Note the oblong green bead spacers.

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Haskell unsigned "daisy" flower necklace
Circa 1930s

Early Haskell necklace of white "daisies" made of white tube beads wrapped around metal forms and with yellow beads in each center.  The irregular layout is typical of Frank Hess designs.  All of the flowers are sewn to pale green silk cord and the clasp is a large dark green glass bead.

Haskell started making this line in the early 1930s (as evidenced by ads in Women's Wear Daily and the following advertisement, but it appears the line was made up into the WWII era.


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[Sold -- all] Blue glass parure from the late 1930s, consisting of necklace, wrap bracelet, pin and earrings.  Blue pate de verre beads and leaves set off by dimensional, cobalt blue floral beads and lighter blue glass petals.  The necklace has a lovely silver metal floral slide clasp.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Close-up of the necklace.  It is amazing that there are no chips!

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Back of central necklace element showing typical 1930s metal plate covering the wiring.

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Side view of the wrap bracelet.

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[Sold]  Wood bead lariat and fur clip with wonderful bright yellow and red art glass beads offsetting small wood beads in a variety of colors.  From the 1930s, based on the metal plate backs. Unsigned Haskell

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[Sold] Wrap bracelet of wood beads, shells, hand-carved wood flowers all set off by gilt metal beads and findings.  You can also see the wrap construction--silk thread covering spring-wire.  Circa WWII era, when Haskell developed many pieces on natural themes.  See the pins and clips album for three matching pins.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Front picture of the wrap bracelet showing hand-carved wood flowers.

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Wrap bracelet and unusual silk cord belt.  Haskell was extremely patriotic and created these for the New York World's Fair held in 1939.  Made of natural and painted mother-of-pearl in red, white and blue tones.  See additional examples in Cera, pg 32.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Close-up of the wrap bracelet.  All of the wrap bracelets were finished on the ends, usually with some sort of fancy metal cap.

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Another picture of the wrap bracelet.

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Interesting necklace and bracelet that MAY be Haskell.  Red plastic flowers match the style used in some other pieces that have been definitely identified as Haskell.  Clasps on necklace and bracelet are correct.  Strange braided leather has also been found on a couple of other identified pieces.

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Necklace and bracelet of square wood beads in bright blue and white plastic flowers all strung on blue cord. Cord matches style used by Haskell and other components appear to be correct. This may be Haskell from WWII-era.

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Three necklaces from an Autumn line with green glass beads and motifs of painted gilt metal leaves and flattened coral and bright yellow-colored glass beads. From bottom, A, B and C levels of complexity. Note the clasps; these are typical for unsigned Haskell.  Motif backs are flat metal plates.

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[Sold-both] Collar and fur clip of gold metal flowers, leaves and pearls sewn to a flexible mesh backing.  Note the loop for a clasp and the opposite metal end tip similar to those used on the wrap bracelets.  Fur clip has typical 1930s flat metal back plate.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of collar showing metal mesh backing.

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Necklace from the 1930s that reflects a Southwest flavor.  Apprently Haskell visited this area and produced a number of pieces with these color-tones.  She certainly liked turquoise!  Necklace has two strands of silver-tone chain accented with turquoise and cranberry glass beads.  The central element consists of turquoise art glass beads, cranberry glass beads in several sizes, small tuquoise glass flowers all mounted on an elaborate silver-tone metal floral background.  Note the elaborate slide clasp.  There are two matching fur clips in the clip/pin album.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold-all] Lariat, 2 large pins, and 3 dress clips from the same line, made of turquoise glass beads, art glass beads that resemble turquoise and gold metal findings in a rolled scroll shape.  Backs indicate  this is from the 1930s--flat metal plates with typical 1930s clip styles.  the 2 large pins are interesting as they are the pierced metal mesh with a stamped metal edge, but without any covering over the mesh.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Bracelet of 4 gilt metal chains, faceted aqua and pink glass beads, and green and rose glass beads, separated by unusual gilt metal rondelles and with a centerpiece of gilt metal floral findings, enameled leaves, rhinestones, seed beads and a flower of blue blown glass petals

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Back of bracelet showing metal plaque covering central wire work.

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[Sold]  Necklace from the 1930s with four strand of square box chain leading to 3 floral elements.  The 3 turquoise art glass flowers are topped with an elaborate floral filigree piece.  Layered underenath are rows of gilt metal filigree leaves.  The central element also has elongated, egg-shaped art glass beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of the necklace showing metal backing plates and close-up of beads and chain.

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Early Haskell necklace, c. 1940 of turquoise art glass beads and elaborate gilt chain and findings.  See Cera, The Jewels of Miriam Haskell, p 20 for a Larry Austin watercolor drawing of a similar necklace.

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Matching the art glass necklace are a wrap bracelet, 3 dress clips and early earrings.  Note the interesting snaggled gilt metal findings and filigree floral pieces.  I found the two clips on the lower left at a flea market.  Someone had decided that they weren't pretty enough, so had glued (LOTS of glue) a bunch of pearls all over the clips.  I could hardly wait to grab my trusty nippers and nail polish remover.  The sound of those pearls plinking into the trash was lovely!  Unsigned Haskell.

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Close-up of the wrap bracelet.  Note the metal end caps and the gold thread covering the spring wire.

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Choker necklace of turquoise art glass beads and elaborate gilt metal findings.  Clasp is open on the back.  From the Haskell archive.  Restrung by Millie Petronzio.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Early bakelite bracelet and pin, c. WWII.  These pieces are a gorgeous teal color and look like a corsage when worn.  The pin has the pierced plastic back common to WWII.  The bakelite disks and turquoise glass beads on the bracelet are wired to silk cord.  Unsigned Haskell

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Back of the bracelet showing silk cord.

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A cheerful daisy bracelet on yellow silk cord made of black and white flattened round glass beads and yellow glass bead centers, c. early 1940s.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Bracelet and pin of flat red wood disks, green wood leaves and red glass beads on silk cord.  Unsigned Haskell. (Unfortunately, some of the wood "petals" on the bracelet have broken off.)

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Red and blue silk cord bracelet with red bakelite balls.  This cord is the same used for the wire wrap bracelets--a piece of wire would be inserted in the cord.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Choker necklace of red-orange pate de verre beads in layers.  This may be an unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold-Necklace] Haskell used a lot of spezzati coral in her 1930s pieces.  Shown here is a probable Haskell collar and a definite Haskell pin.  The collar has the typical Haskell spring-ring clasp.  I have positively confirmed that Haskell used this type of chain, and now have 3 samples of "probables."  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold-bracelet on upper left]  Three spezzati coral wrap bracelets showing different gilt metal findings.  Circa 1938.  See Cera pg. 74 for several examples of pins.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Bracelet with wood beads and wood lamps, pots, etc. on silk cord.  WWII era and unsigned Haskell.

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Three wood bead bracelets c. WWII.  Top left has round wood beads strung on elastic cord with dyed wood beads in round balls.  Top right uses dyed square wood beads with larger flattened wood buttons to create a floral bouquet.  The bottom wrap bracelet has a similar floral configuration strung on red silk thread covering wire.  Unsigned Haskell.

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A floral seed bead wrap bracelet salesman's sample from 1943.  A colorful group of seed beads are formed into flowers and leaves and attached to green silk thread over wire.  The ends are not finished.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Top view of bracelet.

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Side view showing tags placed on it by Sandy/Ellie Moss.  At about 9 o'clock on the left, you can see the unfinished end of the bracelet.

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Pristine wood bead lariat and dress clip with Haskell tag, c. WWII.  Perfect wood flowers in light and dark orange and chocolate brown are set off by emerald green seed beads, glass leaves and tiny chartreuse green wood beads.  The wood beads that form the lariat are woven on thread.  Unsigned Haskell.

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WWII-era bead necklace with seed bead and glass bead floral elements mounted on pierced plastic.  There are a couple of pressed glass leaves, though the necklace may be missing a few.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of the necklace showing pierced plastic and necklace construction.

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[Sold] Two-strand vaseline glass necklace, probably post WWII.  Glorious beads in increasing sizes separated by rhinestone rondelles, ending in a beautiful gilt floral slide clasp.  Necklaces of this length were cause for complaint as styles changed and in the late 1940s, Haskell initiated the hook and extender style.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold-all]  Unsigned Haskell wrap bracelet, two dress clips and pin probably from pre-WWII era. Silver metal leaves and flowers, art glass beads. Bracelet is wrapped with silver metal chain--unusual.

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[Sold all] Parure from the 2nd half of the 1940s, consisting of 2 fur clips, a (signed) pin, festoon necklace and bracelet.  Lots of gilt metal, including the ornate findings at the top of the beads.  Blister pearls, glass beads in aqua and rose and rhinestone rondelles.  The necklace is missing its spring-ring clasp.  See Cera pgs. 90-91 for Larry Austin watercolor and picture of the necklace.  Unsigned Haskell except for pin which has horseshoe plaque.

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[Sold] Close-up of the bracelet.  This type of chain is used frequently in early Haskell pieces.

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Beautiful floral necklace c. 1940.  Haskell created 5 collections a year and each grouping had pieces for day, afternoon and evening wear.  The elaborate construction shown here is probably indicative of an evening necklace.  Pate de verre flowers in rose, blue and clear, large oblong glass beads, blue and clear beads tipped with tiny pink glass beads.  See Cera pgs 84-85 for examples.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Two single strand necklaces from the same series.

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[Sold-all but bracelet]  A collection of clips, earrings and bracelets from the same series.  Note the top earrings are less elaborate than the chandelier earrings on the bottom.  There are two styles of wrap bracelet.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Clasp bracelet.

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[Sold] Chandelier earrings.  I guess you can tell I like this line....

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[Sold all] Silver and gilt floral necklace with multiple chains and matching earrings from 1947.  The large centerpiece consists of two layers of gilt flowers with pearls and roses montees.  This design is echoed in the earrings as well as the clasp.  See Schiffer, The Best of Costume Jewelry pg 41 for a necklace that uses the same chains and findings.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of center element showing filigree, which will now appear as a central design element replacing the solid metal back plates.  Note that in 1947, there was no signature.

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1947 ad for necklace.  Note evening earrings.

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[Sold]  A myriad of gilt metal chains lead to a central bow for this necklace from 1949.  The chains are in different patterns interspersed with baroque pearls.  The gilt filigree bowis covered with small flowers of imitation pearls, seed pearls, roses montees, multi-colored glass beads and two large pate de verre stones in dark blue.  See Cera pg. 97.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Back of bow showing filigree.

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[Sold] Bracelet, c. late 1930s, of white flower-shaped glass beads with yellow bead centers and pressed glass leaves.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Two clips and bracelet strung on elastic, c. WWII era.  Elaborate gilt metal filigree findings and turquoise glass beads. Unsigned Haskell.

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Large clip and wrap bracelet from late 1930s-early 1940s.  Covered with blue glass stars topped with roses montees, elaborate gilt metal findings and turquoise art glass beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Late 1930s-early 1940s dress clip and elastic bracelet, both with floral findings and flattened pate de verre turquoise-colored beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Wrap bracelet of aqua glass beads and a gilt metal floral centerpiece topped with pearls, roses montees and pink glass beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Wrap bracelet and clip with long gilt metal leaves and turquoise glass beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Wrap bracelet and pin c. early 1940s covered with tube-shaped glass turquoise beads, gilt findings turquoise glass flowers and roses montees.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Wrap bracelet of faceted black rhinestones, roses montees and gilt metal.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Black coil wire bracelet with silver metal flowers.  The rhinestones in the flowers are set in channels which dates to the early 30s.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Orange glass beads on this coil wire bracelet are set off by leaves in  black enamel and rhinestones.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Top view of coral glass bracelet.

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[Sold] Coral glass bead wire bracelet with elaborate cascade of coral beads, floral gilt metal and metal seed beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Dark coral glass beads elastic bracelet with gilt metal flowers topped with more beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold all] Fur clip and 3 strand bracelet, c. 1930s.  Clip is made of pate de verre beads in varying shades of orange, increasing in size as they descend the chains.  In the center are enameled green leaves topped with more beads.  The bracelet has stacks of pate de verre beads on chains.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Wrap bracelet and earrings, c. late 1930s based on the earring backs.  Set into silvered metal findings are oblong imitation pearls and oblong glass beads, separated by a row of roses montees.  It is unusual to see a safety chain on the wrap bracelets.  See Cera pg. 100 for a similar lariat though dated to the late 1940s.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Similar wrap bracelet, top, but in green beads and pearls.  This one also has a safety chain.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Side view of green/pearl wrap bracelet.

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1930s coil wire bracelet of lime green glass beads and with a wonderful center ornament of poured glass flowers in several shades of green set off by rhinestones.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Vaseline glass pin and elastic bracelet from the WWII era.  Both have elaborate, layered centers of gilt floral findings, glass beads and rose montees.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Lampshade wire wrap bracelet and 3-circle clip from WWII.  Made of strips of green plastic separated by oval chocolate brown glass beads and centers of green and brown beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Baroque pearl and green faceted glass necklace ending in a 3-dimensional gilt heart covered in pearls and green glass beads.  The heart has a pin back on it, allowing the wearer to asymetrically wear the necklace.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Garnet colored glass beads elastic bracelet with a central element of beads and two gilt metal arrows covered in seed beads.  This bracelet is missing one strand.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold - dangle clip] Four clips and elastic bracelet of rich red glass and rhinestones, c. WWII.  the long clip on the right has a pin stem on top of the clip back.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Close-up of bracelet.

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A red pair of lampshade clips and a matching bracelet on memory wire made of wood beads and topped by two lampshade circles.

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Wonderful wrap bracelet of pearls and dangling blue glass beads tipped with more pearls.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold wrap bracelet] Wrap bracelet and pin, c. WWII of fuchsia glass beads, roses montees and gilt metal flowers.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Rose glass bead wrap bracelet with long silver metal leaves, pink glass flowers, raised metal rhinestone circles and pearls.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Seed pearl clamp bracelet with a wonderful decorated center of gilt metal findings, 2 large rose-colored glass beads and other glass beads and pearls.  The bracelet has a metal frame around which the pearls are wrapped.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Spring wire bracelet of pearls and rhinestones.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Spring wire bracelet of pearls and pot metal leaves covered in rhinestones.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Baroque pearl bracelet with gilt metal wheel decorated with leaves and rhinestones.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[NFS] Wrap bracelet covered with oblong glass pearls and a corsage of black pate de verre flowers, black glass leaves, seed pearls and roses montees.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Seed pearl wrap bracelet with a large gilt metal leaf decorated with more pearls and flattened pate de verre stones.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Similar wrap bracelet in blue and rose tones.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Cuff bracelet and earrings of metallic copper beads, large, faceted citrine glass stones and gilt metal leaves. The bracelet frame is the same one as the pearl bracelet in #120.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Bright yellow beads and green seed beads strung on elastic.  This bracelet may be WWII or later 1940s as it matches two WWII clips as I have a necklace with a hangtag, indicating late 1940s.  Unsigned Haskell.

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An evening version of the prior bracelet.  Larger bead "corsages" accented by masses of pressed glass leaves and with 4 strands of yellow strung on elastic.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Matching bracelet, dress clip, fur clip and one earring.  The clips have both plastic roses and red glass leaves, strung on celluloid chains.  Anyone got a matching earring?  Unsigned Haskell.

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Bracelet of celluloid chain and plastic roses.  Side view.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Top view of the roses, each with a red glass bead in the center.  Some petals are broken.

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[Sold] Clip style earrings, c. 1930s, of blue glass and pate de verre leaves.

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1930s screw-type earrings of leaf-shaped pressed glass topped with small seed pearls and glass beads.  Note the back plate covering the wiring.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Screw back earrings showing primitive construction.  These are most likely WWII era and made of wood rectangles.  Perhaps unsigned Haskell.

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1930s screw back earrings made of silvertone metal and decorated with rose and aqua glass beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Probable WWII era earrings of turquoise art glass beads and gilt metal filigree.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Screwback earrings of turquoise glass beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] French wire clip earrings c. mid-1940s, showing a filigree back.  Pearls and navy, turquoise and blue-gray glass beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Lime-green poured glass earrings with gilt metal flowers, c. 1930s.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Rose pressed glass flowers and leaves adorn these French wire earrings.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Flattened rose-colored pate de verre beads, rhinetones and gilt metal findings cover filigree backs and French wire clips.  Circa mid-1940s.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Backs of two previous pairs of earrings showing plain metal on the left and filigree on the right.

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Bracelet with silver metal floral findings and elaborate chains with rose, aqua glass beads, blister pearl, rondelles, rose montees.  Box clasp is open on the back.  From Miriam Haskell's private collection.  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Necklace of red art glass beads, gilt metal leaves and white beads (which may have been pearls).  Unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold] Bracelet and dress clip from the 1930s.  Gilt metal "roses" and green enamel leaves.  From Miriam Haskell's personal collection.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Dress clip and earrings of cobalt blue glass beads and gilt metal arrows.  Earrings are screw clips.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Collar of two rows of gilt metal chain interwoven with clear, pale yellow and green art glass beads, gilt metal filigree beads and pearlized art glass beads made to resemble baroque pearls.  The chain style and the elaborate box clasp are typical of 1930s Haskell.  In addition, the end caps on the beads match two Haskell dress clips I own.  I believe this is an unsigned Haskell.

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[Sold]  Pin and bracelet of wood beads, wood flowers and enameled leaves and butterflies.  From Haskell's personal collection. From the 1930s.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Note the smooth metal back on the pin.  The bracelet motif is attached to pierced metal (which would have been overed with a plate also).  One and only bracelet I have ever seen with this construction; typically, the motif is attached to metal spacer bars. (See picture 108 for an example of the spacers.)  Elastic has been replaced.

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Haskell bracelet with 8 strands of hot pink wood beads strung on elastic.  Center motif includes pink wood bells with yellow tips on top of green glass beads.  There are 3 "leaves" of green wood beads.  Unsigned Haskell.

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Haskell
C. 1930s
The most splendid Haskell lariat from Georjean.  In superb condition with blue celluloid chains ending in floral rosettes and wonderful glass leaves.  In perfect condition!


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Close up of floral motifs.  These small plastic flowers are probably Czech and you will find them used in a lot of jewelry, mostly from Czechoslovakia.  The construction is key to attribution.

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Unsigned Haskell dress clip in silver gilt metal with flattened glass beads.

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[Sold] Lampshade elastic bracelet

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Miriam Haskell yellow bead wrap bracelet and two matching dress clips.  Circa WWII.  Unsigned.

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Gilt lily leaf clip with flattened glass beads
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Enameled leaves and brown glass bead elastic bracelet.

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[Sold] This is an interesting Haskell that I recently purchased on eBay. And the provenance is also fascinating! So, a bit of a tale, then several pictures.

The woman I bought this from wrote in her listing that her grandparents had met a rather disheveled woman named Miriam Haskell in Arizona or New Mexico in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Turns out they were hospitable mid-Westerners, so they invited Miriam to stay with them. They bought her shoes, got her glasses fixed, fed her, etc. After a couple of months, Miriam started to get haughty, so they decided to send her home to NYC. She had told them she had owned a famous jewelry company, but they thought she was just telling tales. She also invited them to come stay with her in NY.

So, they did. Miriam had a fabulous double apartment and they were wowed. In fact, one of the first things the grandmother did was rush out to a NY department store, where she discovered Haskell jewelry. Miriam was a very gracious, generous woma...


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Central motif -- these gilt flowers are a typical Haskell finding

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Note the gather where the chains are pulled together -- it is a small filigree bent into this shape. I have never seen this design before.

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The back has lovely filigrees, but is unsigned.  After WWII, when the jewelry industry was able to gain access to metal, Haskell changed its construction to use filigrees rather than the solid metal back plates.  

The filigrees were purchased from suppliers in France and Rhode Island (notably the D.M. Watkins Company) and sent to Unida Plating, Providence RI.  Unida used a process invented by James Brady for  coating the metal parts.  The parts went through 6 to 7 preparatory steps and then the special dipping process which created the Russian gold look.
the dipping solution contained 24-karat gold, among other secret ingredients.  The dipping was done by hand, and as more and more filigrees were dipped, the gold content in the solution got lower and lower, causing variations in coating depth and color.  After dipping the filigrees were lacquered.

Sterling silver was used for parts in light (white) silver, rhodium-look silver, and Ru...


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An unusual clasp embellished with the dove finding and rose montees.  Again, the folded filigrees are used as the gather point.  This is still a slide clasp, a Haskell necklace style until the early 1950s when Haskell started using the hook and tail design.

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Back of the clasp, showing no signature.

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[Sold] Miriam Haskell wrap bracelet
Circa 1940

Turquoise art glass beads on gilt spring wire with gilt metal ends.  Unsigned Haskell.


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Brooch with damaged back.

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All-metal clip from Miriam Haskell's personal collection.

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Brooch purchased in the 1930s from the Hotel Roney in Miami.  Top leaf is missing.

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Another picture of the brooch.

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[Sold] Bracelet originally owned by Miriam Haskell.

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[Sold] Lariat with flattened glass beads.

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[Sold] An example of a damaged piece (broken leaf), but a classic Haskell design from the 1930s.  Bought from a woman who worked in the Haskell jewelry department of the Hotel Roney in Miami.

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[Sold] A lovely tube bead lariat from the Hotel Roney, again with a broken leaf.

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[Sold] A fur clip owned by Miriam Haskell -- damaged pearls at top of leaf area.

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[Sold]  Haskell wrap bracelet and clip with glass flowers and enameled birds bought from Miriam Haskell's personal collection.  See Cera pg 74.

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[Sold]  Necklace

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[Sold: lariat, wrap bracelet, small pin]

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Elaborate woven wood bead lariat in a Christmas theme -- leaves and bells.  Matching bracelet in picture 161.  One cord is frayed at the top.  Probably some missing pieces, but very unique!

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Yellow bead lariat with glass leaves.  One leaf missing and one leaf with broken tip.

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[Sold] top bracelet

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[Sold dangle clip, earrings]  A group from the same line.  Fuchsia glass beads, rose montees and gilt metal flowers.  

Top: earrings.  Findings are redone.
Left: dress clip with dangles
Right: pin

All unsigned Haskell


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[Sold]  Side view of wrap bracelet with gilt metal leaves, purple and pink glass petals, gilt metal cord over wire.  Unsigned Haskell

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[Sold] Front view of wrap bracelet.  The motifs overlap in the center.

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[Sold--all but top right clip]  Clips and pins from the same purple and pink glass petals line.  The top right clip is not the same color as the rest of the pieces.  I can't tell if it was made this way or whether it has lost its gilding.

All unsigned Haskell


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[Sold]  Wrap bracelet with gilt leaves and rose montees.

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Haskell patriotic stars pin, part of set that matches belt and wrap bracelet in pictures 53 and 54

 
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