Vintage late 1930s to circa 1940 unsigned Miriam Haskell brooch features jade-colored glass beads with metal caps, clustered in three horizontal rows and accented on either end by a trio of gilt leaf stampings.
Both the leaf stampings and the pierced rectangular metal plate the beads are sewn to are typical of Haskell’s unsigned, pre-WWII period. As Cathy Gordon reports in her book “Miriam Haskell Jewelry”, by 1941, Haskell had switched to pierced plastic backs for her brooches and dress clips, due to wartime shortages of base metals.
The brooch measures 3.25” wide and 1.5” in height and closes with a safety catch pin stem. Very good/near-excellent condition, with all beads intact and securely attached; issue is a touch of age-related darkening to the brass bead caps and pin back, as well as a touch of coppery oxidization to the back of three leaf stampings.
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