Diamanté Floral 1950s Brooch by Miriam Haskell
2 1/8" x 2 1/2"
"MIRIAM HASKELL" in raised letters on oval cartouche
Gordon & Pamfiloff, p.169 (design); see #35 on "Haskell Clip & Pin Backs" page on Gordon website
This stunning early-1950s diamanté floral brooch by Miriam Haskell is identical to the “central motif” of a necklace shown in the Gordon & Pamfiloff book on this maker. There the centerpiece is described as “silver metal leaves edged with rose montées and two large clear rhinestones surrounded by smaller rhinestones”. While the necklace is much more elaborate, this Frank Hess-designed piece is perfect for today, any time of day! And it would look gorgeous on a wedding gown. I bought this brooch for myself, but I am now reluctantly offering it to a new home.