Sensational from start to finish on this rare signed Locket Necklace and Earrings in most excellent condition. The types of signatures found date this circa 50's There is a minor spot of plate wear on the locket's hinge. Some slight fading on the Earring's back metal and otherwise nearly flawless condition. All is done in classic Haskell Russian gold tone metal. The large pendent oval shaped Locket has detailed art nouveau etched design on front and a even more elaborate offering on the back. Deep bevel prong set center material bites like glass but taps like some sort of light weight metal which has rich enameled looks hand painted and high glossed cobalt blue background with integrate design in gold color and white. It is simply Extraordinary in person. The locket latch is tight and secure. You can hear the snap when it closes. It has the original clear protectors on both sides available for photo's and is in like new condition. Locket is signed Miriam Haskell on the back in slight raised cartouche. Let's talk about the chain, maybe my favorite feature in this fantastic set. It is substantial with alternating plain and then etched open links. Circle clasp close and original Hang tag which of course reads Miriam Haskell and is a piece of art in itself. All done in that rich Russian gold tone metal. While the Earrings are not exact match, this was indeed purchased as a set many years ago and is being sold that way for you. The coloring and materials are exactly the same as Lockets center, the design is just slightly different and the cast Russian gold tone metal on these are gorgeous leveled filigreed open cut work. The Russian gold tone offers some lovely shimmering effects, similar to that of diamond cut work. They are clip back both spring shut securely and offer screw back for extra tightening on the lobes. There marked both on the outside clip with pat 24005 and inside clip marked Miriam Haskell.
For the buyer of this fantastic Miriam Haskell I recommend only cleaning with a non toxic Jewelry Cloth for upkeep and professional cleaning every couple of years. This highly collectible and increasing expensive Jewelry is something you will want to not only wear proudly, but protect and hang on to for years.
Locket measures from bale down 2 3/8'L and 1 5/8'W.
Chain is just under 18"L and 1/4'W.
Earrings are just over 1 1/8'L. 7/8'W and side depth is 3/8'W.
Some Haskell info Haskell filigree was typically electroplated gold tone metal in an antique gold finish. Like her design predecessors in the Art Nouveau era, Miriam Haskell sought to design and manufacture jewelry that evoked nature in their subjects and construction. Haskell first began making jewelry commercially about 1924, and intensively began to create the unique flowers, animals, and other organic materials in her jewelry. Frank Hess joined her in the company as the lead artistic designer, and he was a master of new and technically complex production techniques that allowed their vision for the jewelry to come into being. Hess worked as the lead designer until he retired in 1960, and he was succeeded by Robert Clark who continued the traditions but incorporated some of his own ideas into production and used new materials. Lead designer Larry Vrba joined the company in 1970, and he more than his predecessors introduced completely new and more exotic designs that reflected the times of the 1960s and 1970s
Rare Extraordinary Miriam Haskell Russian gold tone Large Locket Necklace and Earrings
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