There is a fascinating variety of unsigned clips and pins created by Haskell from the late 1920s through post-WWII, and this album provides a detailed sampling of a number of examples. By spending time with these pieces, you will be able to identify these unsigned gems. Consult the album on clip and pin backs to round out your education.
Date(s): January 6, 2002. Album by Cathy Gordon. Photos by Cathy Gordon. 1 - 188 of 188 Total. 17461 Visits.
My mother collects Miriam Haskell brooches. I enjoy buying them for her and researching their history. - Lisa Denard, Thu, 17 Jul 2014 7:17AM
Hi, I'm just doing research on the characteristics of MH jewelry. Thank You so much! - LeAnn Moore, Sat, 31 May 2014 5:50PM
Great information, Your book is always quite helpful as well. I had found several Haskell pins prior to researching information about her. I identified them because the quality is superb. Once you recognize the design and construction features characteristic of Haskell, you are almost certain to weed out the wannabe's versus the originals. However, it is always very helpful to see new additions to your site to help in my search for her early pieces.
Re the leather pin you have in here - where you said "weird". I have something similar but more intricate where she used braided leather and wooden beads. I would be happy to send you a picture for reference if you'd like.
Thanks so much for your thorough research. - CG Shaffer, Thu, 8 May 2014 5:31PM
I just found a signed piece yesterday in my collection and now that I've seen your collection I wonder if I don't have more that are unsigned--this was so informative (thanks for sharing!!!!)! - JennT, Tue, 15 Apr 2014 5:27AM
1 [Sold] Pin from the 1930s with red glass beads, lovely yellow celluloid flowers and gilt metal leaves and flowers all wired to a straight metal bar pin. Unsigned Haskell.
2 [Sold] Pin from the 1930s of turquoise pate de verre beads and pearls mounted on gilt metal flowers. Straight pin back. Unsigned Haskell.
3 Lovely garnet red glass bead floral pin, c. 1930s with gilt metal flowers and leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
4 Three gilt metal lily leaves are accented by gorgeous green glass beads, rhinestones and pearls on this dress clip, c. 1930. See Cerra pg 72 for a similar parure. Unsigned Haskell.
5 Pin from the 1930s of flattened pate de verre stones and leaves, pearls and flowers set with rhinestones. This pin has had some metal back parts replaced. See Cera pg. 73 for example from 1937. Unsigned Haskell.
6 Two dress clips and pin from the 1930s, showing typical Frank Hess dangle style. Flattened pate de verre beads and flowers with rhinestones set in channels. The leaves on the two clips are interesting, as they are much more free-form than the ones that show up later. Unsigned Haskell.
7 Gorgeous, large (over 4") floral pin in varying shades of pink glass from the 1930s. Unsigned Haskell.
8 Previous pin shown with a dress clip and pin made of same materials. One of the clips is from the 1930s, the pin is signed and from the 1950s. Top row unsigned Haskell, bottom row signed Haskell on a plaque.
9 Three fur clips, c. 1935 made of gilt metal painted leaves, flattened pate de verre beads and Venetian glass beads. The clip on the upper right is missing some dangles. See Cera pg. 75 for more examples of this series. Unsigned Haskell.
10 Three seed bead pins, c. 1930s. Made of tiny beads in a variety of colors with centers of larger glass beads, these pins are made in such a way that they are ruffled. The backs are pierced metal disks with a simple "C" clasp. Unsigned Haskell.
11 [Sold-all in left column] A selection of spezzati coral pins and clips, c., 1938. Her coral pieces tend to be very plain, usually only augmented by gilt metal findings of leaves and flowers. Unsigned Haskell.
12 Another spezzati coral pin, this one a long bar pin with "C" clasp. The gilt flowers are very typical. Unsigned Haskell.
13 [Sold] Fur clip from the 1930s 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. Unsigned Haskell.
14 Three white tube bead flowers from 1938, showing different sizes and leaf configurations. White glass tube beads wired over a dimensional pierced metal frame, bright yellow glass bead centers and pressed glass leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
15 [Sold] Blue floral clip from WWII era. Initially, I thought the leaves were replaced, but have found other examples of these pressed glass leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
16 Three black flowers in a corsage. This pin has been substantially repaired due to damage. The red/green rhinestones are not original--they should be in small metal cups, which are no longer available. The glass leaves are also contemporary. Unsigned Haskell.
17 Elaborate dangle pin from the 1930s of pearls and multi-colored glass beads in a variety of shapes. Unsigned Haskell.
18 [Sold] Dress clip from the 1930s with large gilt metal flowers and flattened coral-colored pate de verre beads. Unsigned Haskell.
19 Silver-tone metal leaves with a variety of beads and rhinestones resembling flowers make up this 1930s pin. Unsigned Haskell.
20 Another silver-tone metal leaf pin, this one with flattened red glass beads and pearls. From the 1930s. Unsigned Haskell.
21 [Sold] Fur clip from the 1930s with a variety of art glass pate de verre stones in green, rose and purple, decorated with floral silver-tone metal findings. Unsigned Haskell.
22 Bright red plastic roses and glass leaves cover this fur clip from the 1930s. See Harrice Miller. Costume Jewlry 1st edition pg. 91 for additional examples. Unsigned Haskell.
23 [Sold] Dress clip, c. 1940 of different-sized green glass beads, seed pearls and gilt metal flower-shaped findings. See Cera pg. 79 for a necklace and bracelet. Unsigned Haskell.
24 Fur clip from the 1930s. Motif is covered with two colors of yarn with bright red, purple and natural wood beads in a variety of shapes. Unsigned Haskell.
25 [Sold-both] Two Spring-like floral fur clips, c. 1930s, with pink and purple art glass petals, gilt metal flowers and leaves, rhinestones and (on the left) dangling chains. Unsigned Haskell.
26 Blue glass stars with rhinestone centers are enhanced by turquoise art glss beads and elaborate gilt metal findings on this pin. The findings are seen frequently in a variety of designs though almost always used with the turquoise stones. From the 1930s. Unsigned Haskell.
27 [Sold] Turquoise blue pate de verre flowers with roses montees perch atop two silver-tone metal lily leaves. From the 1930s. Unsigned Haskell.
28 White glass beads wired onto metal forms are set off by white pressed glass leaves. Additional balls dangle from silk cord on this fur clip from the 1930s. Unsigned Haskell.
29 [Sold] A similar fur clip, this one in blue glass, c. 1930s. Unsigned Haskell.
30 [Sold] A lovely corsage pin of flowers in turquoise beads and pearls, green enamel leaves topping a flexible metal bow. From the 1930s. Unsigned Haskell.
31 A dress clip and fur clip from the 1930s, possibly influenced by a trip Miriam Haskell took to the Southwest. Turquoise art glass beads, cranberry glass beads, pate de verre turquoise flowers and silver-tone metal. Unsigned Haskell.
32 [Sold] Two fur clips from the 2nd half of the 1940s with rose and aqua glass beads, gilt metal findings and blister pearls. Unsigned Haskell.
33 Close-up of the larger clip.
34 Dress clip from the early 1940s with a large green glass flower surrounded by loops of small oval pearls, gold spacers and green glass beads. This clip has been restored. Unsigned Haskell.
35 Flowing, drippy fur clip, c. 1930s, of coblt blue glass beads on gilt metal chains topped with a floral design laden with pearls. Unsigned Haskell.
36 [Sold] Silver pressed glass petals and blue glass beads are layered on this 1930s pin. Unsigned Haskell.
37 An unusual silver-tone metal clip and earrings from the 1930s showing Haskell's interest in Aisan themes. Note that the metal flowers are the same as those used in picture #18 above, but the red glass and silver metal beads and findings set a totally different tone. Unsigned Haskell.
38 1930s dress clip with turquoise glass beads and gilt metal flowers and long metal leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
39 [Sold] Stunning floral fur clip, c. 1930s, of blue glass flower, beads and free-form glass leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
40 [Sold] Fur clip c. 1930s, of pate de verre flattened turquoise petals and beads with elaborate gilt metal floral findings. Unsigned Haskell.
41 [Sold] Dress clip using same beads and findings as #39. Unsigned Haskell.
42 Luscious blue glass beads, seed beads and pressed glass leaves on this 1930s fur clip. Unsigned Haskell.
43 Clip of carved wood walnuts, small round wood beads and stamped, gilded metal leaves, c. 1938. Unsigned Haskell.
44 Pin from WWII era made of a shell, hand-carved wood-petaled flowers and gilt metal flowers. Unsigned Haskell.
45 Fur clip with carved wood flower and gilt metal leaves mounted on a shell, c. WWII era. See Cera, pg. 78 for a similar pin. Unsigned Haskell.
46 [S] Pin of a hand-carved wood flower, gilt metal leaves and flowers mounted on a shell from the WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
47 Clip of wood pods, small round wood beads and gold-tone flowers and leaves, c. early 1940s. Unsigned Haskell.
48 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 teh dress clips are WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
49 Shells mounted on a pin with multi-colored glass beads and a hand-painted beach scene, c. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
50 [Sold - top left] Black glass beads adorn these clips and pins. Circa 1930s through WWII. Unsigned Haskell.
51 Clear, faceted glass beads cascade from dark green pressed glass leaves on this WWII era clip. Unsigned Haskell.
52 [Sold] Aqua glass beads accented by flowers of marquise-shaped rhinestones on this WWII era pin. Unsigned Haskell.
53 [Sold] A WWII clip with the same aqua beads and rhinestones, augmentd by silver-tone metal flowers. Unsigned Haskell.
54 All the beads, pearls and glass leaves are correct for this pin to be identified as a Haskell. The mystery is the pin stem. Is it or isn't it??
55 Note the aqua glass leaves on this clip are the same as the prior pin. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
56 [Sold] Cobalt blue glass grapes dangle from pierced plastic topped with glass leaves. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
57 WWII clip of moonstone glass beads, silver metal floral findings and pot metal leaves covered in rhinestones. Unsigned Haskell.
58 [Sold] Pin of cobalt blue oblong and round glass beads with an elaborate gilt metal floral center. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
59 Two examples of WWII clips using cobalt blue glass beads and glass leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
60 [Sold-top right] A variety of WWII era coral glass bead clips and pins. The wreath in the bottom right was my first unsigned Haskell, purchased from Sheila P. who got it from Harrice Miller. Unsigned Haskell.
61 WWII era pin of bright orange pressed glass leaves accented by gilt metal flowers with pearl centers. Unsigned Haskell.
62 [Sold] As metal became scarce during the war years, Haskell used alternate materials, both natural and man-made. A pin of orange plastic flowers with centers of gold-foiled balls tipped with hyacinth colored glass beads. Unsigned Haskell.
63 Fur clip of bright orange glass tube beads hanging from two gilt metal flowers. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
64 WWII clip that I call the Mod Squad after its 1970s style coloring. Unsigned Haskell.
65 [Sold] Half-circle dress clip of white and bright beads mounted on a pierced plastic back. Unsigned Haskell.
66 [Sold] WWII era circle pin of white glass beads and floral filigree mounted on pierced plastic. The metal spacers are quite common for Haskell pieces of this era. Unsigned Haskell.
67 [Sold] Circle pin of primary colored glass beads and floral filigree center. Unsigned Haskell.
68 [Sold] Haskell loved the combination of blue, green and red and you will see it used over and over. Circle pin from WWII. Unsigned Haskell.
69 [Sold] Elaborate, dimensional WWII era pin with flattened beads forming circles. Unsigned Haskell.
70 [Sold] WWII era pin of long horn-shaped red, green, blue glass beads tipped with gilt metal bells and several long gilt leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
71 [Sold] Glass beads and pot metal floral centerpiece on this large pin. Unsigned Haskell.
72 [Sold] Clip of beads and pearls, including oblong ones that looks like Christmas lights. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
73 [Sold] Pin covered with cascades of bright red glass beads tipped with gilt metal caps. These caps are also used frequently during this period on the clasp ends of necklaces. Unsigned Haskell.
74 WWII era pin of plastic roses and glass leaves hanging on celluloid chains. Haskell used these chains quite frequently, but I would class this as a "maybe."
75 [Sold] Wonderful WWII dangly dress clip of ruby-red art glass beads and small milk glass beads intermingled with gilt metal leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
76 [Sold] WWII era pin of clear glass oblong beads hanging from strands of green seed beads. Unsigned Haskell.
77 [Sold] Pin of green plastic roses on celluloid chain from WWII. This has Haskell-like characteristics, but I assign it as a "maybe."
78 [Sold] Interesting pink glass circles are formed into flowers strung on chain with lavender glass bead accents. Dress clip from WWII. Unsigned Haskell.
79 [Sold] WWII era clip of turquoise art glass beads and elaborate gilt metal filigree. Unsigned Haskell.
81 [Sold] Three gilt metal clips and turquoise art glass beads. Notice how the two simple clips have been augmented by a dangling bead to make a more elaborate one in the center. Unsigned Haskell.
82 [Sold] Pin of turquoise pressed glass petals and glass beads. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
83 [Sold-pin] A pin and dress clip of turquoise glass beads and potmetal leaves covered with rhinestones. (And a special addition, a black cat hair....) Unsigned Haskell.
84 Clip on pierced plastic of blue glass beads and pot metal leaves painted black and set with rhinestones. Unsigned Haskell.
85 [Sold] Teal-colored plastic leaves and gilt metal beads on this WWII era pin. Another "maybe."
86 [Sold] WWII pin of tube-shaped turquoise glass beads, flowers and gilt metal leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
87 [Sold] This picture is very light. In reality these two dress clips are dark gilt filigree with flattened pate de verre beads in a true turquoise color. Unsigned Haskell.
88 [Sold] WWII pin of oblong gold glass beads tipped with blue beads hanging on chains. Unsigned Haskell.
89 [Sold] Small clip of white glass beads in a variety of shapes. Unsigned Haskell.
90 A multitude of dangling sprays of white beads and glass leaves suspended from metal and celluloid chains. Unsigned Haskell.
91 [Sold] WWII era pin of large white glass beads capped with decreasing circles of smaller beads and pressed glass leaves. The curled, larger leaves are interesting and rare. Unsigned Haskell.
92 [Sold] Dress clip of pressed glass flowers, glass leaves and pressed glass clear leaves tipped with white seed beads. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
93 [Sold] WWII era dress clip of bright yellow glass flowers and leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
94 Pressed glass leaves, then layers of faceted crystal beads, yellow glass beads and gilt metal flowers. WWII era clip. Unsigned Haskell.
95 Two dress clips of bright yellow glass beads in a variety of sizes hanging from chains and accented by glass leaves. Both WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
96 [Sold] WWII-era pin of faceted crystal beads in a variety of sizes dangling from chains accented by gilt metal leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
97 Drippy dress clip of pearls. Unsigned Haskell.
98 Pearl pin with pot metal bows set with rhinestones. Pin needs repair but is so pretty. Unsigned Haskell.
99 Pearls, long gilt leaves and gold glass beads tiered from chains on this WWII era pin. Unsigned Haskell.
100 WWII era pin showing the effects of no metal. Wood leaves dyed green with egg-shaped gold glass beads tipped with red seed beads. Unsigned Haskell.
101 Dress clip of bronze-tone metal leaves and roses montees. Unsigned Haskell.
102 Pristine dress clip covered with two shades of blue wood flowers, green seed beads and pressed glass leaves. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
103 Clip of tiny wood flowers in shades of orange and chocolate with streams of green seed beads, glass leaves and small green wood beads. Unsigned Haskell.
104 [Sold, top and bottom] Two pins and a clip of square wood beads in different colors, each tipped with a seed bead and nestled in glass leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
105 [Sold] Square and round wood beads interspersed with red, green, blue, yellow seed beads. Wood beads have faded, but originally must have been the same colors as the seed beads. WWII era pin. Unsigned Haskell.
106 Back of pin showing pin style and mounting structure. Beads are sewn on with colored thread. Clasp is simple C closure with no safety loop.
107 [Sold] Dress clip of square wood beads formed into flower shapes and dyed various colors, pressed glass leaves of varying sizes and bright yellow glass bead centers. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
108 A similar dress clip in tan and chocolate brown. It is missing one floral dangle. Unsigned Haskell.
109 Wood wreath clip of round wood beads. Unsigned Haskell.
110 Large wood bow pin with dangling wood beads and wood plaques. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
111 [Sold] Pin made of segmented wood flowers hanging on silk cord, carved wooden leaves and glass bead centers. Unsigned Haskell.
112 [Sold] Pin of wood flowers, "pinecones" and pressed glass leaves hanging from chains. Unsigned Haskell.
113 Pin of multi-colored wood "pods" and glass leaves. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
114 Clip of wood beads and leaves, tipped by colored glass beads. Maybe an unsigned Haskell? Clip mechanism is correct and mounted on pierced plastic.
115 [Sold] Pin of small wood flowers and multi-colored dangling rectangular wood beads. Unsigned Haskell.
116 [Sold] Pin of wood flowers, flat wood plaques and dangling, rectangular wood beads. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
117 Two pins of wood beads. Unsigned Haskell.
118 [Sold] WWII era dimensional pin of wood "bells" and emerald green beads. Unsigned Haskell.
119 [Sold] Pin of red wood buttons. Back appears to be correct for Haskell, but I class this as a "maybe."
120 [Sold] Multi-layered pin of red and navy blue wood beads, tipped with seed beads all suspended from chains. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
121 One day, Sheila P showed me a Haskell clip in bright shades of plastic, upon which I commented, "it looks just like a lampshade." Thus a legend was born.... A bunch of lampshade clips and one pin in a variety of colors. The center metal leaves are very thin metal and the clips are also very light-weight. Probably made deep in the war years. Unsigned Haskell.
122 Backs of clips and pin. Note the flimsy metal and perforated plastic used during WWII.
123 [Sold] A very large multi-colored lampshade bow with primary color glass beads at its center. Unsigned Haskell.
124 Back of bow pin, showing an early Haskell pin type.
125 Three lampshade circles cover a dress clip on pierced plastic. The plastic strips are separated by chocolate brown glass beads. Unsigned Haskell.
126 [Sold] Pink dangles on a lampshade pin (that resembles the old Japanese lanterns) and topped with cobalt blue beads and dark blue bakelite leaves. Unsigned Haskell.
127 A red pair of clips and a matching bracelet on memory wire made of wood beads and topped by two lampshade circles. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
128 I bought this white lampshade pin at an antique mall. The old guy who got it out of the case looked at me like I was totally insane and I have to agree that this is one of the uglier pieces that I own.... Unsigned Haskell.
129 An interesting lampshade dress clip in a Deco style. The strips are silver-tone metal separated by chocolate colored glass beads. Unsigned Haskell.
130 [Sold] 3-tiered lampshade clip in black, red, green, blue and yellow plastic accented by pate de verre beads. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
131 [Sold] Tan bakelite disks form petals for this flower with its large yellow glass bead at its center. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
132 [NFS] WWII-era pin made of three colors of bakelite disks offset by contrasting glass beads. Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers, Garden Party Collection. To visit this site, go to http://www.costumejewel.com
133 Gorgeous teal colored bakelite plaques and teal glass beads form three flowers. WWII era pin. Unsigned Haskell.
134 Black bakelite plaques with cobalt blue beads in the center mounted on pierced plastic. Unsigned Haskell.
135 A sister to the teal bakelite pin, this one with brown bakelite and brown glass beads. Unsigned Haskell.
136 [Sold] I cannot get this bakelite acorn pin to show its true color, which is dark green. Unsigned Haskell.
137 [Sold] Miriam does leather! A WWII era pin covered in leather with large wood balls on chains with gilt metal floral tops. Very strange! Unsigned Haskell.
138 Dress clip of rolled silk cord with two hanging butterscotch-colored bakelite balls. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
141 NOT A HASKELL. Certainly looks like one, particularly the leaves, but look at the next picture showing the back.
142 NOT A HASKELL. Back of the pin. Haskell did not use this style of pin finding. Also, the twisted wires for the beads and leaves are not a Haskell construction technique. Also, the wiring across the pin finding is very messy, not something that Frank Hess would have allowed out of the shop.
143 Haskell from the 1930s. Note pin back--this is correct. Wire is thick and structural and very neatly wrapped.
144 Unsigned Haskell. Again, note the pin back and the structural wire. This is from the late 1930s into the early 1940s.
145 NOT HASKELL PINS. The one on the left really had me believing, but both are not Haskell. Pins with this type of fabric wrapping are from somewhere else....
146 Again, note the pin styles, different from the two Haskell pieces shown in prior pictures. Based on the trombone clasp, I believe the red/white/blue pin is French. Haskell bought many, many of her findings from France.
158 [Sold - 3 short pins]
164 Coral bead clip with delicate pot metal leaves covered in rhinestones. Unsigned Haskell.
165 Amber glass beads, roses montees and metal rhinestone-covered leaves on this WWII era clip. Unsigned Haskell.
166 Clip and pin adorned with primary colored beads. The one on the left has a lemon-shaped bead hiding at about 9 o'clock. The one on the right has interesting triangle-shaped beads. Unsigned Haskell.
167 More primary colors in these small WWII era pin and dress clip. I assumed they were Czech, but both have common Haskell clip mechanisms. Unsigned Haskell.
168 Blue, green, red glass beads and rondelles on this WWII dress clip. Unsigned Haskell.
169 [Sold-pin on bottom] Two clips and a pin of flattened glass beads and gilt metal bows. Unsigned Haskell.
170 Three WWII dress clips. Unsigned Haskell.
171 Two Asian-themed dress clips with interesting red and gilt metal beads in a variety of shapes. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
172 Haskell pin of pressed glass beads shaped like raspberries strung on swagged chains topped with a multitude of small glass leaves.
173 Three clips using a variety of red beads and rhinestones. Unsigned Haskell.
174 [Sold-bottom left] Four WWII dress clips of bright red glass beads and rhinestones set in a variety of spacers. Unsigned Haskell.
175 Two dress clips of gilt metal flowers and coral, turquoise and pearl bead centers. Unsigned Haskell.
176 Clip of pale pastel beads tipped with tiny seed beads. Unsigned Haskell.
177 Pot metal leaves covered in rhinestones frame a dimensional center of green glass beads in the WWII era clip. Unsigned Haskell.
178 Art glass beads of rose and white have been formed into balls and are accented by pink pressed glass leaves. Clip is from WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
179 Three dress clips of pate de verre beads imitating quartz with rose-colored glass beads, some accented by a hot pink glass leaf. WWII-era, unsigned Haskell.
180 Lovely purple art glass beads cover a clip on pierced plastic. Unsigned Haskell.
181 Fuschia glass beads cover this tiny pin with gilt metal flowers and roses montees. Unsigned Haskell.
182 Four WWII dress clips of turquoise glass beads and pearls. Adrienne now owns one of these. Unsigned Haskell.
183 Wreath dress clip of turquoise glass beads, baroque pearls and gilt metal flowers. Unsigned Haskell.
184 Fur clip on pierced plastic with green art glass beads, a filigree butterfly and large gilt filigree balls. Unsigned Haskell.
185 Dress clip from WWII era of turqouise beads, gilt metal flowers (seen on several other clips) and rhinestones in metal cups. Unsigned Haskell.
186 Three rows of flattened pate de verre beads line layers of silver-tone metal filigree. WWII era. Unsigned Haskell.
187 Two dress clips of elaborate filigree and turquoise art glass beads. The former owner glued lots of pearls all over these to decorate them, but they have been denuded by moi. Unsigned Haskell.
188 Dress clip of bright yellow glass beads surrounded by silver-tone metal resemblinb petals. Unsigned Haskell.