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Miriam Haskell Baroque Pearl and paste 'looped' necklace 1950s

About

Cascading loops of Haskell's signature material: baroque pearls hanging from a simple mixed row of pearls and clear paste. Each loop ends in a larger baroque pearl, giving the necklace a fine balance and great movement. A gentle and feminine piece. Miriam Haskell was born in 1899, opening her first boutique near the McAlpin Hotel in New York in 1924 with the title ‘Miriam Haskell – le Bijou de l’Heure’, selling unusual, handmade pieces, when others were fascinated with machine made pieces. A contemporary of Coco Chanel, Haskell also incorporated sophisticated French components and craftsmanship, using glass from both Gripoix and Rousselet in Paris. Her characteristic celebrated ‘baroque’ (unevenly shaped) pearls came from the Far East and were made exclusively for her, composing some of the most creative and distinguished designs of the 20th Century. Although not a designer herself, she was a v canny businesswoman who knew how to get the very best out of her designers.. Her most extraordinary pieces were designed by Frank Hess and, later, Robert F. Clark,to be followed by Larry Vrba and Connie Petronio. Miriam Haskell died in 1981, having created a hugely successful and lasting business.

Details

  • Creator
    Frank Hess
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Date of manufacture
    early 1950s
  • Period
  • Metal
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 2.5 in. x D .20 in.

    H 6.35 cm x D 5.08 mm

  • Length
    15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Weight
    82 g
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
    FB0067
  • Reference number
    v30921603181400653fs

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