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Haskell Unsigned Clip Information
by: Yvonne

Good Morning Elizabeth

a very pretty pin- Miriam Haskell used every colour, shape, size bead and every possible material imaginable. It's hard to even fathom the extent of her inventory, for example, beads, in the millions were purchased from all of the world.

Haskell never used Cultured Pearls; all pearls in Haskell pieces are imitation. Baroque pearls were created in a variety of shapes and colours including a translucent bronze tone called "gunmetal". Coloured pearls are less common than those made with white pearls.

Between 1926 and the mid-1940s, Haskell produced a wide variety of unsigned dress clips, fur clips and pins. Looking at the back of these pieces is required to identify a genuine Haskell.

Pins and clips made during the 1930s (and earlier) have finished backs with a SOLID METAL PLATE covering the wiring. The round or oval plates are held in place by small metal tabs. Some plates are flat and some have slightly convex shape, others have a distinct "ridge" that emphasises this convex shape.

The metal back will be gold or silver coloured and most pin backs by Haskell are SMOOTH - only on rare occasions have hammered metal backs been found. As the reverse of this pin is not in focus, it is hard to tell if the hammered metal back surface is consistent with the hammered metal backs of Haskell that are rare and found on unsigned pins and clips.


I hope this information helps. More information on Miriam Haskell and an appraisal form can be found Here...

Kind Regards
Yvonne


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