Miriam Haskell carved a niche for herself as an American costume jewelry designer and businesswoman between 1920 and the 1960s. Her unique designs appealed to movie stars of the 40s and 50s and any woman looking for a breathtaking statement piece. Like this necklace...baroque simulated pearls interspersed with tiny seed pearls, hand knotted, with a starburst floral centerpiece and pearl encrusted clasp. Signed to the clasp. This was acquired from an 84-year old lady and it belonged to her mother. We date it to about 1950 when Haskell's pieces commonly began to be signed (most were not before that year). The necklace is 15" around, so sits high on your neck, not quite a choker, but definitely a show piece to be seen no matter what you are wearing! The center drop is a grand 2". Chic and bold, typical Haskell! Wonderful vintage condition with only a little nick to the finish of 2 pearls, which we will touch up for the buyer if desired. We do not believe the value of the piece is compromised whether the little flea bites are touched up or not, but we leave it to your choice.
Item ID: J-126
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