This is a really unusual Hagler brooch that has wonderful detailing and great contrast between the brass chain and the faux turquoise detailing.
In his day, he was considered one of the most gifted costume jewelry designers.
His design style was highly influenced by other leading jewelry designers including Chanel, Schiaparelli, Hattie Carnegie and Miriam Haskell.
However, he developed his own personal style and design.
He had an elaborate style which became his trademark. His customers included royalty, movie stars and wealthy socialites standing in line for one of his original pieces.
This brooch is a great example of his signature style. It is wonderfully tactile and very unusual.
The brass brooch features a large central panel embellished with delicate brass filigree, and blue, glass seed beads. The design remains abstract while retaining its mainstream appeal.
From the pendant hang seven 4" lengths of box chain, each culminating a larger, blue glass bead.
The filigreed backing, where the pin is securely attached, exhibits a clearly visible maker's mark which reads "Stanley Hagler N.Y.C."
We love the unusual style of this piece with the complimentary color of the gold and robin's egg blue. It has movement and intrigue.
It is a wonderful brooch that is highly collectible as a superb example of the talented work of Stanley Hagler.
In truly remarkable vintage condition, this piece is as much a joy to display as it is to wear.
In its entirety, the brooch measures 4 ½" long and 1 ¾" at the widest point.
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