Colored Bead Dangling Brooch by Miriam Haskell
3" x 1 7/8"
1930s (based on pin back and clasp)
None (Haskell used only paper hang tags until late-1940s)
See #5 on "Haskell Clip & Pin Backs" page on Gordon website
This dangling bead pin was designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell in the 1930s. A textured Russian-gold wreath embellished with blue, green, red and yellow glass beads forms the top of this whimsical jewel. Note that the beads were hand-sewn onto the pierced metal foundation. Dangling tubes and beads in the same colors finish the piece. It closes with a simple C-clasp. Lots of movement here. Primary colors never looked so good!