This is a magnificent Miriam Haskell brooch featuring a large center baroque imitation pearl surrounded by rows of pearls and golden leaves set onto a filigree background. The brooch measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter and is signed on an oval cartouche as shown. This is a book piece and is featured in "Classic American Costume Jewelry, Vol. 2." Miriam Haskell jewelry typically features masses of seed pearls, rich filigree metalwork, and a mixture of beautiful stones. Her jewelry is backed with an openwork plate and was always made using the finest materials. Haskell jewelry is extremely popular with collectors. Frank Hess, Robert Clark, Larry Vrba, and Camille Petronzio are notable Haskell designers.