A striking vintage Miriam Haskell Cowrie sea shell floral set of large naturally smooth sensuous Cowrie sea shells form this corsage like brooch and earrings set being offered for your consideration. The set is in excellent vintage condition. If history bears true this would have been a favorite of Ms. Haskell herself, as it is said her favorites, were pieces from the natural elements; shell, coral, stone etc.
Miriam Haskell Jewelry is beautiful, classic, stylish and distinctive; one of the most recognizable designer styles though out the decades since the 1920's. These are just a few of the reasons her jewelry has retained and continues to increase in value; as well as, remained so collectible. Great designers; Robert Clark, Peter Raines, Larry Vrba, Millie Petronzio and Robert Lee Morris though out those years have managed to carry on the classic style first developed by Frank Hess with Ms. Haskell, while adding their own subtle and not so subtle touches and flare. If it is not obvious, we are fans!
Cowrie sea shells have been chosen by other designer's such as GUCCI too, for use in their own gorgeous vintage pieces. This stunning set appears as if has been seldom if ever worn, making it even more desirable. The shells forming the flowers in the beautiful corsage are slightly larger than the ones in flower bud earrings which are formed with a slightly smaller shell. The brooch measures a very respectable 2 5/8 inches long by 2 inches wide and it is signed, Miriam Haskell, on a oval cartouche, on its hand wire filigree base. The earrings measure 1 1/4 inches by 1 inch and are 3/4 inch proud. Each earring is signed, MIRIAM HASKELL, on the earring's base pad, the earring's clip backs are stamped with PAT. 2400513 and with these patented `oh so comfy' adjustable tension clip backs there no worry being too tight, too loose or uncomfortable; you can adjust them easily and quickly to the perfect fit! This set will be a pure joy for wear or display for many years, occasions, seasons, events and ensembles to come! The entire set is certainly considered handcrafted wearable art by one of the world's premier vintage designers! Enjoy the complements it will bring their wearer! (D029)
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