Striking vintage Miriam Haskell Cowrie sea shell floral set of the large naturally smooth sensuous Cowrie sea shells form this corsage brooch and earrings 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 with the natural elements; shell, coral, stone etc.
Miriam Haskell Jewelry is not only beautiful, classic, stylish and distinctive it is one of the most recognizable designer styles found though out the decades since the 1920's. These are just a few of the reasons her jewelry retains, as well as, continues to increase in value and is also so very collectible. She did not even sign her jewelry until around 1947 / 48, when after WWII, copies of her work had became prevalent; forcing the change to signed pieces. Great designers; Robert Clark, Peter Raines, Larry Vrba and Millie Petronzio have though out those years managed to carry on the classic style first developed by Ms. Haskell in collaboration with the infamous Frank Hess, while adding their own subtle and distinctive touches and flare. If it is not obvious, we are fans!
Cowrie sea shells have been chosen by other designer's too, such as GUCCI, for use in their gorgeous vintage pieces. This stunning set appears as if it is has been seldom if ever worn. These shells forming the flowers in the beautiful corsage are slightly larger than the flower bud earrings 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 to be considered handcrafted Wearable Art by one of the world's premier vintage designers! (D029)
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