We date this piece to Miriam Haskell ca 1939. Miriam did not use the spring ring closure until after 1940. This bracelet has the pre-1940 spring ring closure and the brass filigree which are hallmarks of her designs. Late 1939 and 1940 forward, Haskell changed the use of the metal embellishments to be filigreed.
At the onset of WWII, the lack of available metals caused Haskell to shift the design of clasps and adornments to a "pierced" look to save on the volume of metal they used - one, because it was scarce and also, it was expensive or not available at all.
An astounding piece of vintage jewelry, this exquisite bracelet is wonderfully unusual.
A large chain, made entirely from brass, holds a large filigreed ball, which is, in turn, embellished with large clear rhinestones. Exhibiting only a very minor patina, this piece is in very good condition.
The discerning collector will recognize this gorgeous bracelet for its immense value as a collector's piece. It exhibits beautiful, intricate filigree in brass, a well-integrated c-clasp, and a profusion of sparkling rhinestones. The chain measure 7 ½" long while the ball-pendant measures 1 ½" x 1 ½".
A definite statement piece, will work with dressy or casual wear. This is a really fun bracelet. We love to find pieces that are non-traditional and hard to find. This is one of those finds.
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