Wood Bead 1940s Dangling Brooch by Miriam Haskell (Unsigned)
Miriam Haskell (Unsigned)
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!