This is the hands down hippest Miriam Haskell parure on the planet! It isn't only a head-turner, it's totally "stop and stare".
Interestingly set in Russian gold plated leaves, the art glass sombrero shaped centerpieces are truly stunning, fabulously swirling with bright orange, olive green and shades of lilac glass, and each color layer is very cleverly raised above the last. The earrings and the centerpieces are all asymmetrical, adding a natural mystique and beauty to the pieces. The earrings and the brooch are also constructed with double layers of gorgeous gold plated filigree and as usual, all the elements are expertly hand wired to the interior layer of filigree. The necklace centerpiece is also the clasp, with the signature filigree set in-between the box clasp and the beads. All beads are glass and the double stranded necklace has French gold toned faceted steel bead spacers.
This set is a rare collecting opportunity for Haskell lovers.
A work of art. A brooch of similar design with a different color scheme is featured in Carole Tanenbaum's book (p. 112) "Fabulous Fakes". The book consists of highlights from her expansive personal collection.
Designed by Robert Clark.
Brooch measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" on a parallel axis but is asymmetrical; necklace approx. 17 1/2" long, necklace centerpiece 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"; earrings 1" x 1 3/8".
Excellent vintage condition. Minor gold plate loss and some patina, not a distraction from the beauty of the pieces; some scuffing on back of necklace box clasp, also, a little dirty in the back edges which we only gently cleaned.
3 Pc Miriam Haskell Swirled Glass Parure 1960's