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Multicolor earring (two of a pair)

1950–1959
Miriam Haskell Company (American, founded in 1926)


Accession Number

2018.4144.3

Medium or Technique

Glass, gilt metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

These earrings consist of a large purple, yellow, and turquoise glass bead set against a gildedd filigree base. Framing the central bead are gilded 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.

Signed

"MIRIAM HASKELL" on cup of ear wire

Markings

"PAT. 2400513" on back of hinged

Provenance

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