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Pink floral glass earring (one of a pair)

American
1965–1970
Miriam Haskell Company (American, founded in 1926)


Accession Number

2018.4147.2

Medium or Technique

Glass, gilt metal

Not On View

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

These feminine drop earrings have gold-plated screw-back unpierced ear wires. At the cup of the ear wire, small circular glass beads are set against gold plated hearts in the shape of a flower. The drop consists of gold-plated filigree from which a pink blown-glass bell-shaped bead dangles. Extending from the filigree, a gold-plated oval wire is threaded with small pale pink glass beads. Bell-shaped glass beads of various sizes dangle from the bottom of the oval wire.

Signed

"MIRIAM HASKELL" on cup of ear wire; "HASKELL" on back of hinged clamp

Markings

"PAT NO. 3.176.475" on adjusting screw

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