Yes, this is the most famous of all designs that Robert F. Clark did for Miriam Haskell. It's in a number of books, it's in many online galleries and collections, it's the one design most associated as his.
We offer for your consideration Clark's royal blue "pate de verre" and rhinestone roses montees brooch.
Circa 1965, this design appears in a number of books, including Judith Miller's "Costume Jewelry", which features the necklace and earrings pieces of this design.
Clark was the Haskell company's chief designer in the 1960s. His designs, like his predecessor Frank Hess's, are meticulous and elaborate. They've also been described as sophisticated and elegant.
Our petite brooch exemplifies all this. The focal points are the two huge poured glass cabochons in a deep, vibrant blue that you might call "electric"; they seem to glow when hit by light. The cabochons measure about 3/4" x 1/2" and are placed side by side, with a buffer of glittery blue roses montees in between. The rhinestones form arches cradling the two cabochons. The backdrop is antiqued silvertone.
The brooch is about 1 5/8" x 1 1/4". It has a double filigree base, and a locking c-clasp. Marked Miriam Haskell within an oval cartouche.
Our brooch is in very good to excellent condition. The pate de verre cabochons are fantastic, and the strasse around them are in excellent shape. The silver filigree shows a bit of patina of age, but doesn't detract from the beauty of this iconic piece.
Haskell Robert Clark Most Famous Royal Blue Poured Glass & Strasse Brooch: Book Pc.
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