A quintessential and lovely example of the very early work of Miriam Haskell in a rare vibrant yellow gold plated brooch featuring dimensional embossed leaves and blue, green and yellow glass berries. With the elusive punched metal filigree back, this unsigned piece pre-dates the 1930's when Haskell started using solid metal backs on the filigree until WWII. During the war, metal shortages caused the company to used plastic backs. Rare!
The piece measures 2 3/4" wide and 1 3/4" tall.
The piece is in very good vintage condition, with vibrant gold plating as mentioned, some verdigris around and under the glass, a bit of darkening to the bottom layer of gold leaves (which can actually be cleaned), two small spots of gold loss on the center ball, and some corrosion to the tops of the pins on the glass.
A great collector's item!
1920's Miriam Haskell Leaves & Glass Berries Brooch Unsigned