Seed pearl stick pin
Miriam Haskell Company (American, founded in 1926)
Medium or Technique
Glass, silk, gilt metal
Not On View
This stick pin consists of an oval gilt metal filigree base covered with imitation seed pearls, which are threaded on blue silk. On the top and bottom of the pin, a central red cabochon glass bead is surrounded by clusters of seed pearls, prong-set rhinestones, colorful crystals, and gilt flowers. The pin clasp consists of a gilt metal flower, with a central rhinestone. On top, a light blue crystal dangles.
"MIRIAM HASKELL" on back
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.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum