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Seed pearl stick pin

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


Accession Number

2018.4146

Medium or Technique

Glass, silk, gilt metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

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.

Signed

"MIRIAM HASKELL" on back

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