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Multicolor earring (one of a pair)

Miriam Haskell Company (American, founded in 1926)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, gilt metal

Not On View



These earrings consist of a large purple, yellow, and turquoise glass bead set against a gilded filigree base. Framing the central bead are gilt leaves which extend from the base. On top of the central bead is a cluster of small purple beads, along with a single yellow bead and a single turquoise bead. The earrings have gilded screw-back unpierced ear wires.


"MIRIAM HASKELL" on cup of ear wire


"PAT. 2400513" on back of hinged clamp


Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum