4" x 3" (width is approximate); top flower is 1 3/4" in diameter
See "Haskell Unsigned Clips and Pins" on Gordon website for similar pieces.
This whimsical brooch of dark brown wood beads shaped like coffee beans is typical of the style of pieces produced and materials used by Miriam Haskell during World War II. At the top is a cluster of beads in the shape of a flower with small round beads with gilt metal caps at the center. From there, clusters of of coffee-bean-shaped beads dangle from gilt metal links attached to three silk cords. This piece, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, is in remarkable condition. This fun brooch definitely has a presence!
Multiple layers of jade green glass beads, faux pearls and diamanté cascade in this stunning dangling 1950s brooch by Hattie Carnegie. The setting is rhodium-plated metal with a roll-over safety clasp. Wear this statement piece on a lapel, sash, or purse, or as a pendant. The last photo shows the brooch as the centerpiece on a white gold and diamond chain. (This necklace is not included.) This large brooch is not for the faint-hearted!
This 1950s sapphire, diamanté and gold-plated bouquet brooch by Marcel Boucher exemplifies the flowing motifs and textured metals of the period. The pave ribbon that ties the stems speaks to the maker's attention to detail and design genius. This piece has a roll-over safety clasp.
This stunning three-dimensional 1950s brooch by Elsa Schiaparelli features clusters of onyx crystal beads atop clear aurora borealis (AB) and onyx rhinestones. The AB navettes reflect spectacular colors and give this piece so much life, which is hard to capture in photos. The setting is silver-tone metal with a roll-over safety clasp. If red is your color, scroll down to see the same brooch in fiery red.
A superbly detailed gold-plated leaf with an overlay of citrine glass stone flowers atop pavé silver-tone stems form this lovely example of 1950stailored jewelry by Schiaparelli. This brooch has elaborate, layered construction and a roll-over safety clasp. I'm not sure which way it was intended to be worn, so I'm showing both orientations in the photos – take a look and decide which you prefer.