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MIRIAM HASKELL

 

Some of the best and most collectible Miriam Haskell jewelry was made in the first decades. when Frank Hess was her head designer. Frank Hess was the head designer from about 1926 to 1960 and his talent is unrivaled. In the early days of Haskell put no identifying marks on their jewelry at all. As a mater of fact it was not marked until about 1947. Today the early unsigned pieces can be identified from vintage art work and advertisements, and by their wonderful detail, hand work and design. Read more about HASKELL EARLY UNSIGNED JEWELRY, see our article in JEWEL CHAT and the feature on HASKELL ART WORK & ADVERTISING.
For more Miriam Haskell Jewelry and advertising art work, see the pages below:
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 HASKELL Hess chartreuse, burnt sienna and tan flattened glass beads and gold tone leaves expansion bracelet, 3-1/4" front, and matching 4" clip. These gilt leaves were from the "nasturtium" line.   #H26051

  HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell flattened bead and leaves bracelet and clip shown at left, numbered "815" on back in pencil, 8" by 10".  View   #H26053

   HASKELL early unsigned Frank Hess design from the 1940's. This 4" dress clip is made up of chartreuse, coral and tan flattened glass beads and gold tone nasturtium leaves.   View     #H23939 

 

HASKELL Hess tan, chartreuse glass beads and gold tone leaves fur clip, 3-1/2". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1940.   View   View   #H34514     HASKELL Hess tan, coral and chartreuse flattened glass beads dress clip with gold tone nasturtium leaves, 2-3/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1940.   View   #H34550  This HASKELL is a brooch, not a clip, showing that some pieces were made both ways. These gilt leaves were from the "nasturtium" line, circa 1940.  View   #H21112 

 

HASKELL Hess dress clips with chartreuse and melon flattened glass beads and water lily leaves, set of 2, 2-3/4".   View   #H34807 HASKELL Hess tan, coral and chartreuse flattened glass beads dress clips, brooch and bracelet with gold tone nasturtium leaves  #H26051 HASKELL Hess orange, chartreuse and tan bead dress clip with gold tone lily pads, 2-3/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   #H35772

 

MIRIAM HASKELL Hess coil bracelet with the orange flattened glass beads, gold tone findings and the green enameled leaves Hess enjoyed using so much. This is an unsigned design by Frank Hess circa 1940, 6-3/4" total length, slightly adjustable and in excellent condition.  View   View   View   #H38381 HASKELL coral colored glass beads and gold tone leaves parure, necklace, coil bracelet and dress clip, five strand bottom and two strand top necklace (missing one strand on top portion). The necklace is 18" long, the bracelet is 6-1/2" and adjustable with 3" elements and the dress clip is 2-1/2".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View    #H34552 HASKELL Hess early unsigned dress clip with gilt and green metal petals, green enameled leaves and flattened coral-colored glass beads, circa 1940, 2-1/2".   View   #H34293

 

MIRIAM HASKELL Hess yellow flattened glass bead coil bracelet and brooch with green enamel and gold tone leaves and gold tone seed beads. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. This style can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 116 and 254.  View   View   View  #H36111 and art work #H35518

 

 

 

HASKELL Larry Austin original gouache art work showing Frank Hess designed  flattened glass bead lariat and coil bracelet, numbered in pencil "#1625A" on the back, 8" by 10".   View   #H35518

 

 

 

 

MIRIAM HASKELL Hess set of yellow flattened glass beads on a coil bracelet and brooch and the original Larry Austin original art work advertisement that illustrates these two pieces of jewelry. The bracelet and brooch are made of yellow flattened glass beads and green enameled leaves set in gold tone with yellow seed beads. The bracelet is 7" total length but adjustable, as it crosses over in the front when worn, and the brooch is 3-1/4" by 2-3/4".  The Larry Austin original gouache art work showing Frank Hess designed  matching lariat and coil bracelet, numbered in pencil "#1625A" on the back, 8" by 10". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. This style can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 116 and 254. The price includes the bracelet, brooch and art work.   View   View   View   View   View    View   View   View      #H36111  

 

 
HASKELL butter yellow earrings with glass beads and rhinestones set in gold tone textured flowers, marked on the back in the horseshoe tag "Miriam Haskell", 1" clip backs.  #H38466 HASKELL Frank Hess early unsigned multi-colored glass opaque beads and painted metal leaves bracelet, circa 1935, 6-1/2". The painted leaves were used in the Fall of 1935.  View   View   View   #H24186  

 

 
 HASKELL fur clip combining glass beads, gold tone findings and painted leaves, circa 1935, 3".  (Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 195 and in Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 28.)  The painted leaves were used in the Fall of 1935 according to Larry Vrba.   View    #H19523 HASKELL Hess designed coil bracelet with green enameled leaves and orange glass beads on brown glass bead covered coil, 9-1/2" total length. An unsigned Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell circa 1935.   View  #H36422 HASKELL Hess flattened orange and yellow glass beads and painted leaves clips.  The top clip is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 195.

 

 

 

 

HASKELL Hess flattened orange and yellow glass beads and painted leaves clip, 3-1/4". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1935.  The painted leaves were used in the Fall of 1935 according to Larry Vrba. Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 195 and in Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 28.   View   #H34882

HASKELL Hess flattened orange and yellow glass beads and painted leaves clip clips.

HASKELL Hess early unsigned bar brooch of flattened glass yellow and orange beads and painted metal leaves, circa 1935, 4".   View   HASKELL   #H33338

 

 

HASKELL Hess bracelet in yellow, orange and brown, strung on elastic so has some size flexibility, relaxed size 6-1/2" and front element 2-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   #H36033

  HASKELL Hess glass flower brooch with red, yellow, lavender and green flowers and black glass leaves with yellow seed beads, 4". I have never seen this one before and it is just beautiful as well as rare. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. It is fragile but in excellent condition.  View   #H36717

HASKELL Hess designed coil bracelet with green enameled leaves and orange glass beads on gold tone leaves, 7-1/2" total length.   View   #H36400

 

 

HASKELL Hess clear rhinestone balls and gold tone leaves coil bracelet and dress clip, coil 7-1/4" total length by 2" wide at the front cross-over, clip 3" long. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 153.   View  View   View   View   View  #H334554

HASKELL gold tone wrap coil bracelet with clear rhinestones set in gold tone, circa 1940, designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell. It is 9" total length but it is worn overlapped, so about a normal 7" sized bracelet. The front portion is made up of clear rhinestone and gold tone flowers, berries and leaves. It is in excellent vintage condition and ready to wear.    View   View   View   #H38931

HASKELL Hess gold tone leaf and clear rhinestones dress clip, 2-1/3". This small clip is perfect for the collar or lapel.    View   #H34906 

 

 

This tidbit from Harper's Bazaar April 1933,
over 80 years ago when American was still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression

"It doesn't do to look dreary, even if your heart is breaking. If you can't buy a new dress, or even if you can, go to Miriam Haskell in the Heckscher Building. The most imaginative and smart costume jewelry going is being sold there for next to nothing. She dotes on single clips made like clusters of grapes. These are in all sorts of composition stones, and there are very nice ones for a dollar. The ensemble is well worked out, and each clip has a bracelet, some of them for two dollars, some for more, and some of them have necklaces and woven collarettes as well. White bead fruit clusters with dull metal leaves are exceedingly quaint and European looking. We wore a set and were asked by all our friends where in Paris we found them. Hawaiian coral is rather carrot colored, very bright and very cheap. For sports wear you will lose your mind over the deep brown cord bracelet which buttons closed, like a cuff, over four or five huge yellow bead buttons. There are clips to go with this. There are braided necklaces for evening and modern versions of the dog collar and wonderful concoctions which get right away from the conventional string-of-beads you're all so sick of. A really fascinating shop, this, and guaranteed to make a new woman out of you."

- (Courtesy of Pat Seal, March 2015)

 

 

HASKELL Hess genuine sea shell necklace and bracelet, necklace 15-1/2" by 1-1/8" bracelet 7" by 1". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. Another sea shell style can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff page 151. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940, in excellent condition.  View   View   #H34489

HASKELL Hess sea shells, wood flower and gold tone leaves and flower dress clip, 4".  A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s.    View   View   #H34512

HASKELL Hess mother of pearl disks, artificial pearl and clear rhinestones silk cord necklace and earrings, necklace 15-1/2" by 1-1/4" wide, earrings 1-1/8". An unsigned Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design circa 1940.    View   View   #H35328

 

   

HASKELL Haskell Hess coil bracelet with gold tone filigree and flowers and artificial pearls, 8". Designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell it is unsigned as was typical circa 1940.    View   #H34720 HASKELL Hess sea shell dress clip with genuine shiny iridescent shells creatively designed, circa 1940, 3-5/8".   View   #H34674

 HASKELL Hess lily pad and dangling florets, an early unsigned gold tone 4" dress clip. From the findings, construction and the detailed design, I would attribute this to Haskell circa 1940. It is absolutely lovely, and so unusual.    Detail   Back    Detail    #H20118  

 

 

HASKELL Hess cord bracelet with sea shells, glass flowers in pink, green and yellow with a green glass button closure all on a woven silk cord in soft faded green, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. These same flowers are used in the yellow clip on page 150 of Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" and other Hess pieces. It is interesting to see how many ways Hess used an elements like the flowers and sea shells in his jewelry.   View   View   #H34488

HASKELL Hess sea shall necklace with half pearly white shells and half green and cream shells all hand sewn to a woven band, wearable length 16" and the shell width is about 1", this has a sewn on tag saying "Made in France".  This can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff on page 151.  View   View   View   #H36882 

HASKELL artificial pearl coil bracelet and earrings, earrings 1-1/4". The pearls in the earrings are a soft gray, darker than than the pearly color on the bracelet by a few shades, as can be seen in the pictures, but the design is the same. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era, circa 1940.  View   View   #H34486


 

 

HASKELL Hess sea shells and carved wood brooch, 3-1/2" by 3-1/3". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  There is a similar brooch in Deanna Cera's wonderful book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 175, where she says these were made from 1942-45.  View    View   View   #H37722

HASKELL Hess carved wooden flowers and sea shells brooch, 3".   View   #H37626  

HASKELL Hess carved wooden flowers and sea shells brooch, 3".   View   #H37626   View

 

 

HASKELL Hess coil bracelet with paper mache flowers and green glass leaves, total length 8", each flower about 1-1/3" across. The flowers seem to be hand manipulated fabric or paper that was finished with shellac and a beaded stamen center. A rare Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940 View   View   View   View   #H37855 

HASKELL Frank Hess seashell and wood brooch with gold tone leaves, 3-1/4" by 2-3/4". The shells are genuine. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940, in excellent condition.   View   #H39128

HASKELL Hess dress clip with carved wood flowers with stick coral and gold tone leaves, 4-5/8". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940, and it is in excellent condition.   View   #H37627

 

 HASKELL Hess carved wood flower and aqua painted coral bracelet with gold tone leaves, 3-1/3" by 2-1/4" front element and elastic so adjustable. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. See similar bracelet on page 151 of Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" book.    View   #H34556

 HASKELL Hess green and white genuine seashell necklace on cream colored cord, 14" by 1-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s.     View   View   #H34555

HASKELL Hess carved wood flower and aqua coral bracelet, gold tone leaves, 2-1/4" by 2" front element. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. See similar bracelet on page 151 of Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" book.    View   #H34557

 

  SHELLS brooch with bright yellow shells and pale aqua shell pieces mounted on a plastic back, 2-1/3".  These are called "yellow banded land snail" shells. This pin has the same shells as the Haskell clip to the right, but was made very inexpensively as a tourist souvenir.  View   #Y29617 HASKELL Hess snail shells and hand-carved wood turtle brooch with green glass leaves and brown wooden beads, 4-1/2". These are called "yellow banded land snail" shells and demonstrate Haskell's use of organic materials. The advertisement for this piece can be seen in the book "American Costume Jewelry" by Brunialti on page 253 and it is dated there at 1942. A similar piece can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 175, where she dates it to 1942-45 and says the leaves are Venetian pate de verre. Another similar piece can be seen in the book, "Bijoux" (Italian edition) by Deanna Cera on page 220..    View   View   #H36851   MIRIAM HASKELL jewelry designed by Frank Hess illustrated in this Larry Austin art work advertisement illustrating a lady in wooden beads necklace and bracelet wearing a burgundy dress and turban, circa 1940. It is marked on the back "#1113A", and done on an 8" by 10" illustration board.   View   #H37725

 

   HASKELL early unsigned Frank Hess chartreuse and green glass beads and wooden leaves brooch with gold tone lily pads, circa 1935-40, 4".  View   #H26052      HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell flattened bead and metal leaves bracelet and clip with foil "Miriam Haskell" sticker, 8" by 10", framed so back is not visible.  #H24365 HASKELL Hess early unsigned coil bracelet of brown wooden flowers and beads and aqua painted branch coral with gold tone metal petals and leaves, about 1-1/2" wide at front, circa 1940. See similar bracelet on page 151 of Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" .   View   View   View   #H29519 

 

 

HASKELL Hess brooch with pink and yellow violets and green glass leaves dress clip with yellow glass seed beads, 3-1/3".  See similar bracelet to this set on page 151 of Gordon & Pamfiloff's wonderful "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" book. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   #H35547

  HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell violets bracelet and clip, foil "Miriam Haskell" sticker, 8" by 10",  written in  pencil on the back  #972C. This would have been used in shops that sold Haskell jewelry circa 1940 and it is an original ad from that era, and such a beautiful representation of that era's clothing and jewelry.  #H23351

HASKELL Hess flowers and leaves brooch with maroon, green and yellow beads and artificial pearl all set in textured gold tone, circa 1940, 3" wide, pin back professionally repaired as can be seen in the picture.   View   #H34708

 

 

 HASKELL Hess rose [ink wood beads lariat with wood leaves, sea shells, coral and green glass petals.  A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, this is unsigned as was typical for this era circa 1940.  View   #H35432 MIRIAM HASKELL Larry Austin original gouache art work showing Frank Hess designed bead clip and coil bracelet with green glass leaves, 8" by 10".   #H36592  MIRIAM HASKELL Hess plum colored wood beads dress clip with tiny clear glass florets and green and yellow glass seed beads, a long 5" so showy and fun to wear. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  View   #H36206 

 

 

HASKELL Hess wood dress clip with flowers and beads, gold tone leaves, 5". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  View  #H36235

MIRIAM HASKELL Larry Austin original gouache art work showing Frank Hess designed necklace and coil bracelet of carved wooden flowers and beads, 8" by 10".  View   #H36593

HASKELL Hess carved wooden walnuts dress clip with wood beads and antiqued gold tone leaves, 3-5/8".  A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  A similar walnut and beads piece can be seen in the book "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff page 109 and in Cera's book "Jewels of Miriam Haskell" on page 75.   View   #H36716

 

 
HASKELL Hess brooch and bracelet of wood beads, wood flowers and enameled leaves and butterflies, circa 1930s, said to have come for Miriam Haskell's personal collection, 6-1/2" and adjustable, brooch 3". Note the smooth metal back on the pin.  The bracelet motif is attached to pierced metal (which would have been covered with a plate also). One and only bracelet I have ever seen with this construction; typically, the motif is attached to metal spacer bars.     View   View   View   View   #H34298  HASKELL gold tone leaves and brown wood beads and flowers lariat necklace, 27" total length with 2-1/2" by 1-7/8" clips. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   View   #H34134  HASKELL Hess wood and butterflies brooch, 2-3/4" by 2".  A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, this is unsigned as was typical for this era circa 1940.   View   Set   #H35447

 

   HASKELL Hess wood and butterfly bracelet with enameled butterflies on gold tone metal and carved wood flower, elastic strung, front element 3" by 2".  View   #H37871

 

  HASKELL Hess coil bracelet with flowers and green glass leaves, total length 8", each flower about 1-1/3" across. The flowers seem to be hand manipulated fabric that was finished with shellac and a beaded stamen center.   View   View   View   View   #H37855 

 

HASKELL Hess brooch and bracelet of wood beads, wood flowers and enameled leaves and butterflies, circa 1930s, said to have come for Miriam Haskell's personal collection, 6-1/2" and adjustable, brooch 3". Note the smooth metal back on the pin.  The bracelet motif is attached to pierced metal (which would have been covered with a plate also). One and only bracelet I have ever seen with this construction; typically, the motif is attached to metal spacer bars.     View   View   View   View   #H34298 

 

HASKELL Hess designed gold tone leaves and brown wood beads and flowers lariat necklace, 27" total length with 2-1/2" by 1-7/8" clips along with the advertising art work. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  #H34134 HASKELL sea shell and wooden beads and leaves coil bracelet with gold tone leaves and beads accents, total length 9", front width about 1-1/2". An unsigned Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell circa 1940.   View   View   #H36098   MIRIAM HASKELL jewelry designed by Frank Hess illustrated in this Larry Austin art work advertisement illustrating a lady in wooden beads necklace and bracelet wearing a burgundy dress and turban, circa 1940. It is marked on the back "#1113A", and done on an 8" by 10" illustration board.   View   #H37725

 

  HASKELL lariat necklace with carved wood leaves, gold painted walnuts, fur clip ends and gold tone chain, lariat total length is 27", each clip is 3". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   View   View   #H36785 HASKELL original advertisement illustrating a Frank Hess clip and bracelet a woman wearing a brown suit and hat with a clip and bracelet made of brass leaves with pale aqua beads, Miriam Haskell hand signed, matted in salmon. The glossy size is 3" by 5" glossy and the matte size 5" by 7", slight damage to glossy finish on the left side, visible only against the light so hard to see. This is the original 1940s ad and matte. Haskell used three types of these ads: the original gouache art work by Larry Austin, the glossy copies of that art work, and the parchment copies. This is a glossy.   View   #H27282 HASKELL Hess early unsigned gold tone metallic nuts and carved wooden leaves clip with flowers and tiny seed beads accents, circa 1940 4".  View   #H32355

 

   
        HASKELL Hess early unsigned dress clip with wood florets and green glass beads, 3". See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 145. On this clip, each wooden bead is hand sewn to the pierced backing, and each strand of glass seed beads is hand strung.  View   #H26700   HASKELL early Hess wooden beads and glass seed beads coil bracelet, 6".  View showing the woven coil cover construction of the bracelet. See a bracelet in this series in Carole Tanenbaum's "Fabulous Fakes" on page 100. This kind of work was extremely labor intensive, and could only have been done back in a time when labor was much less expensive.   View   View   #H22088 HASKELL Hess early unsigned golden and black wooden and glass beads dress clips, set of 2, circa 1940, 4" each.   View   #H32356

 

HASKELL lariat of natural, red, blue and green wood beads lariat with bright red and yellow glass buttons which each have a flower molded on the top, fur clip ends, total length 26" each clip 3". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. This was seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff page 13.   View   View   #H34416

HASKELL natural, peach and rose wood beads fur clip with sunny yellow glass buttons which each have a flower impressed on the top, 2-3/4" by 2-1/2". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View    #H34417

HASKELL Hess primary colors beaded bar brooch in red, blue, green and yellow wood and glass beads, 4-1/2" by 2". This was designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, unsigned circa 1940, and it is in excellent condition.   View   #H38789

 

HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for a Frank Hess designed bar brooch and coil bracelet circa 1940, 9-3/4" by 7-5/8".    #H36000

HASKELL Hess red, blue green and natural wood beads dress clip, 3". This is in the very best condition in this style of any piece I have ever had, brilliant colors, lots of drops and a shiny finish as it should be.  A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   #H36783 

HASKELL Hess early unsigned wooden beads and green glass seed beads dress clip, circa 1940, 4".   View   #H32357

 

   
  HASKELL wood faces necklace, bracelet and brooch, necklace     bracelet 7" by about 1-1/2", clip 3-1/2". Each face is different, as well as each hat, and the tiny flowers are great accents, very charming. The red button bead closure for the necklace is worn, as seen in the pictures. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.    View   View   View   View    View   View   View   #H34549 HASKELL Hess early unsigned wooden beads and leaves necklace, bracelet and brooch, necklace 15" by 2" wide, bracelet 7" wearable length and about 1" wide cords and brooch 3-1/3". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell set, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.    View    View   View   View   View   View   View    #H34558    HASKELL wood red and natural beads mushrooms brooch, 3-7/8". This is a nice example of the creative way Frank Hess used differently shaped beads and elements. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   #W26091

 

       HASKELL early unsigned multi-colored wooden beads pin circa 1940, 2-1/3". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  View  #W23389

HASKELL Hess early unsigned natural and colored wooden beads, stars and bells bracelet, circa 1940, 6-1/2" relaxed size by about 2-1/3" at front and 1-1/4" at the back. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.    #H31460

HASKELL Hess natural and colored wood beads pin, circa 1940, 2-1/4".   View   #H31461

 

   HASKELL Hess natural and dyed wooden beads and florets pin in red, green and blue, 3". Lush nuts topped by woven multi-colored bead caps and florets on the pin top, great combination. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.    View   #H26587 HASKELL Hess early unsigned wooden red, charcoal and natural floret shaped and red round beads and glass seed beads sewn onto a a red and green fabric-covered coil bracelet with gold tone filigree tips, 9" coil with overlapping 2" front, 1/2" at back. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.    View   View   #H31221  HASKELL red and natural wooden bead acorns pin, circa 1940, 3". Lush red nuts topped by woven natural bead caps and florets on the pin top, great combination. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   #H28162  

 

HASKELL wooden bead bells and stars pin in blue, red, green and natural colors, 3". Clips and pins in this series came in various colors and designs and this one is particularly lush and long. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 193.  View   #H19700    

 HASKELL Hess early unsigned pinecone pin of wooden florets and beads with glass leaves, circa 1935, 2-7/8".   View   View   View   #H31323 

 HASKELL early unsigned wooden beads pinecones pin, 3-1/2". Each pinecone is formed of graduated flat flower-shaped wood disks, capped by a black glass seed bead. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's book, "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 193.   View  View    #H19832

 

  HASKELL Hess wood and glass beads clip, circa 1940, 4-1/4".   View   #H37172

  HASKELL Hess jewelry illustrated in Larry Austin original art work, this one shows the red, pink and tan wooden beads with a green bow coil bracelet and open oval brooch with green glass seed beads, circa 1940.   View   View   #H37316

HASKELL Hess wood red and brown beads with green glass seed bead tips and green wood and seed bead bow top dress clip, circa 1930s, 2".   View   #w27310

 

 
HASKELL Hess rosy tinted wooden bead wreath dress clip with green glass seed bead accents and green wooden bow, 2-1/4". Circa 1940, this is not signed as was typical of Miriam Haskell by Frank Hess of that time.   View   #H35355   HASKELL Hess jewelry illustrated in Larry Austin original art work, this one shows the silvery leaves and blue glass bead coil bracelet, hair clip and dress clip on a lady wearing a white dress, circa 1940.   View   #H37316  HASKELL Hess wood beads dress clip with green glass seed bead finials and green wooden leaves, circa 1930, wonderful colors, 2-1/8".  View   #w21534  

 

HASKELL Hess blue wood beads and glass leaves and seed beads dress clip, 2-1/3".    View   #H34840    HASKELL Hess jewelry illustrated in Larry Austin original art work, this one shows the wooden and glass beaded coil bracelet and clip on a lady wearing a gray and white top and hat, circa 1940.   View   View   #H37314 HASKELL natural, chartreuse and peach wooden and white glass seed beads wreath pin, circa 1945, 2-1/3". See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 144.  View   View   #H30080

 

HASKELL Hess wooden bells clip in green, red, blue and yellow with glass bead accents all on a fabric twist dress clip, circa 1940, 3-1/2".   View   #H33873 Haskell advertising art work from the 1940's.   View    View    View    View    View     HASKELL Hess black cord and multi-colored balls pin, 2-1/2". The genius is on the detail as with so many of Frank Hess' pieces. The seed bead capped rows of little mini glass buttons match the dangling beads. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s.    View   #H34893 

 

   

HASKELL acorn pin with brown glass beads and seed beads and green cord, 2-1/2".   View   #H33737

  HASKELL original art gouache for Frank Hess design pastel blue beads and cord twist clip and bracelet, has the foil label and a pencil mark "#125" on the back, 8" by 10". The ads in this style are so different and there is some thought that Miriam Haskell herself may have done them, but there is absolutely no proof at all that I know.   View   #H35516

HASKELL Frank Hess early unsigned flower dangles pin with multi-colored glass flowers and blue cord, circa 1940, 3-1/4".   View   #H33739     

 

 HASKELL early unsigned orange-red and black pin with glass beads center, circa 1940, 3-1/3". See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 147.  View   #H27221    HASKELL early unsigned expansion bracelet and pair of matching dress clips. See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 147.  #H22609    HASKELL early unsigned Hess red and black lampshade brooch, circa 1940, 3-5/8".   View   #H29105

 

 

   

 

  HASKELL early unsigned blue glass beads dress clip with clear rhinestone leaves, 3-1/2".   View   #H26799    

 

 

HASKELL early unsigned cobalt blue glass petal and clear faceted beads bracelet and fur clip. The  2-1/2" clip and expansion bracelet with a 2-1/4" front are in excellent condition. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   #H23352   HASKELL Hess early unsigned sets in blue, red and clear glass petals and beads.   #H32955 and #H23352  HASKELL Hess early unsigned red and clear glass bracelet and brooch, bracelet elastic and adjustable with a 2-1/3" front flower, brooch 1-1/2" by 3". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.     View   View   View   View   #H32955 

 

 HASKELL Hess red, green, blue, purple and topaz glass lariat necklace with dress clip ends, gold tone filigree flowers and clear rhinestones, 24" long with 2" clips. There are edge chips on the back of the glass elements on the clips, totally invisible from the front.   View   #H35329  HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell glass flowers necklace, bracelet and clip, with foil "Miriam Haskell" sticker, numbered #667.   #H24367  HASKELL Hess unsigned red, blue and green glass transparent beads 3" brooch circa 1940.  View   #H24587 

 

 

HASKELL Hess rare violets flower bar brooch with painted blue, purple and milk, glass flowers and green transparent seed glass beads, 2-1/2".  A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. More pieces of this set with the glass flowers can be seen in Cera's book "Jewels of Miriam Haskell" on page 69.   View   #H36808 

HASKELL very rare beaded flowers bracelet and earrings with glass beaded flowers and leaves, earrings signed and unsigned hinged bangle 7" by about 1-1/2", clip back earrings with Miriam Haskell horseshoe mark, 2". Fabulous colors and detail.  View   View   View   View   #H36641

HASKELL Hess rare flower bar brooch with red, yellow and brown painted white glass flowers and green transparent glass beads on a gold tone back, 2-1/2" by 1-1/8". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. More pieces of this set with the glass flowers can be seen in Cera's book "Jewels of Miriam Haskell" on page 69.   View   #H36035

 

HASKELL Hess clip of green leaves, purple and lavender tube beads and clear rhinestones, from the Hotel Roney Haskell boutique in Miami, Florida, circa 1940, 3-1/3".   View   #H34297 HASKELL Hess lariat necklace of  green glass leaves, brown and bugle beads and green beads, from the Hotel Roney Haskell boutique in Miami, Florida, length 25" useable with 3" clips. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1940.     View   #H34296  HASKELL Hess green glass leaves and bugle bead flowers necklace, unsigned circa 1940, 15-1/2" with front drop of 3-1/2".   View   View   #H34367

 

     HASKELL Hess early unsigned green glass melon-shaped beads and clear rhinestone roundelles , 6-1/2" by 1-1/3".   View   #H31787    HASKELL fabulous green glass beads collar with clear rhinestone and silver tone roundelles set in a symmetrical design that lays flatteringly on the neck, a fabulous collar with the "Miriam Haskell" tag soldered on the back of the clasp..  View   View   View   #H29751       HASKELL early unsigned transparent green glass beads coil bracelet, 2-1/3" front, 1" wide. See a bracelet in this series in Carole Tanenbaum's "Fabulous Fakes" on page 100.  View   #H26800
  HASKELL Hess early unsigned green glass bead dress clip with clear rhinestone accents, 2-1/4".   View   #H26743
Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 66.

 

      

  HASKELL early unsigned 5" green transparent beaded dress clip. View View View #H23413

HASKELL Hess green glass bead coil bracelet with gold tone flowers set with beads, total length 6-1/2" by about 1/2" wide. The beads are hand sewn onto a green cord-covered metal coil. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  View   #H36032

HASKELL early unsigned 4-1/2"  dress clip with green glass beads and rhinestone accents. View    #H20064

 

 
HASKELL gold tone leaves and burgundy glass beads lariat necklace, 27' total length with 2" by 3" clips.   View   View   #H34135

 

HASKELL Hess early unsigned reddish-coral glass beads four-strand lariat necklace with gold tone flower petal clips decorated with coral and translucent white beads and artificial pearls at each end, circa 1940, total length 25-1/2", each clip 2".  See a similar bracelet on page 65 of "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff.   View  View   View   View   View   HASKELL SET   #H31782
HASKELL early unsigned Hess deep orange and artificial pearls dress clip, 2-1/2".    View   #H31844
MIRIAM HASKELL Hess brooch with red carved pods, possibly celluloid, and gold tone pods, beads and leaves, 2-1/2" by 2-1/8". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, this set is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. It is in excellent condition in every way, and an unusual style.   View   #H39431

 

 

HASKELL bakelite acorn pin of marbled dark green and black acorns with black enameled filigree tops and gold tone metal beads top bar, all suspended from a pierced metal back, 4-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1940.    View    #H34414

HASKELL Hess red glass leaves and beads bar brooch, a long and lovely 4". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as it typical for this era, circa1940.   View    #H34385  

HASKELL bakelite acorn pin with red acorns, black enameled filigree tops and gold tone metal beads top bar, all suspended from a pierced metal back, 3-1/2". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1940.   View    #H34502   HASKELL Both

 

 HASKELL Frank Hess early unsigned reddish coral colored opaque round and flattened glass beads and metal floral findings, circa 1940. The bracelet is strung on elastic, so adjustable, and the dress clip is 4". This was one of my first Hess sets and it has been in my personal collection for years. It's one of my all-time favorites. In the early days of Miriam Haskell jewelry, when Frank Hess was the head designer, Haskell put no identifying marks on their jewelry. Haskell was not marked at all until about 1947. Today the early unsigned pieces are recognized from vintage advertisements and by their wonderful detail, hand work and design.   View    #H19941

 

   HASKELL Hess early unsigned coil bracelet and matching earrings with lovely red glass petals and flowers and a beaded back, 8" by 1-5/8" coil bracelet and 1-1/4" screw back earrings.   View   View   View   View   View   #H29922

 

 

 HASKELL Frank Hess early unsigned red woven fabric and red glass bead bracelet and two sets of dress clips, circa 1935. The fabric portion has faded over the years to this lovely soft rose color. The bracelet uses the bead balls as fasteners which slip through the cord loops just like buttons. The bracelet is 6"-6-1/4" around the inside when fastened, 3-1/2" across the front and 1-1/4" wide band; dangling clips 2-3/4"; small clips 1-1/4". 
 A Larry Austin ad art work showing a similar line can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 103.  To read more about Haskell, see these features: Haskell Hess Unsigned Jewelry, Miriam Haskell Jewelry, our article in Jewel Chat and the feature on Haskell Art Work & Ads.  
View   #H19820  

 

   
HASKELL Hess coil bracelet and dress clip with red plastic flowers and glass leaves in a lovely bouquet. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. The coil bracelet total length is 7-1/2" by 2" at the cross-over front, fur clip 2-1/3".  View   View   View   #H35957 HASKELL tiara with red glass bead cascade set into gold tone leaves and flowers. The headband is 12" from end to end and the red beads dangle about 2-3/4" off the band. This is signed "Miriam Haskell" in an oval cartouche inside the band. Absolutely gorgeous and the only one I have seen like this, Haskell tiaras being rare.  View   View   View   View   #H35841 HASKELL red glass leaves and beads fur clip with flower top and cascading beads, 4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  View   #H36290

 

 

  HASKELL Hess stick coral and gold tone butterfly dress clip, circa 1940, 3".   View   #H34194  

HASKELL Hess early unsigned orange glass beads wreath shaped dress clip with gold tone florets center with clear rhinestones and orange seed beads, circa 1940, 2".  View   #H28115 

 HASKELL early unsigned Hess orange glass bead and gold tone leaves and flowers pin,  3".  View   #H28486   

 

HASKELL Hess stick coral round dress clip with antiqued gold tone filigree center, circa 1940,  2-1/4". Similar pieces to this can be seen in Cera's "Jewels of Miriam Haskell" on page 74.    View   #H34221 HASKELL Hess dress clip of stick coral, artificial seed pearls, green cabochon and beads and gilt filigree balls, circa 1940,  4-1/3".  View   View   #H34220 HASKELL fur clip with burgundy glass beads, aqua scalloped beads and antiqued gold tone flowers and leaves, 2-1/8".   View   #H37821 

 

   
HASKELL Hess stick coral and gold tone leaves coil bracelet, circa 1940 and unsigned, 8". See similar bracelets on page 152 of Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" book.    View   #H34330

 

HASKELL Hess stick coral coil bracelet, adjustable total length 6-3/4" and about 3/4" wide. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1940.   View   #H34642

 

HASKELL Hess coil bracelet of  stick coral and gold tone leaves, 1-3/8" wide at the front and adjustable in size from about 6-3/4" to 7" around the wrist. A similar piece can be seen in the book by Gordon & Pamfiloff, "Haskell Jewelry" on page 152. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for that era, circa 1940, and it is in very good vintage condition.  View   View   View  #H34224

 

   
     HASKELL early unsigned orange glass bead coil bracelet (7/8" wide 3" front drop) and 2-1/2" dress clip with silver tone and clear rhinestones ribbon motif.  See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 154.    View    View    View   #H20469
 
 HASKELL Hess early unsigned dress clip, coral colored glass beads with transparent seed bead ends and a pot metal ribbon design top set with clear rhinestones, circa 1940, 3" by 2-1/4".   View   Bracelet    View    View    View    #H31231  and  #H19183 
Haskell bracelets and clips
    HASKELL early unsigned orange glass bead coil bracelet (7/8" wide 3-1/2" wide front) and 2-1/2" dress clip with silver pot metal and clear rhinestones leaf motif.   View  View   View   #H24003

 

 

HASKELL Hess aqua and pearl lariat with gold tone leaves, 27" total length and each clip is 2-1/4" wide. Circa 1940, this is an unsigned Frank Hess design.   View   View   #H34228 

 

HASKELL aqua glass beads and artificial pearls parure with gold tone leaves and LARRY AUSTIN ORIGINAL art work that illustrates it .
 HASKELL Hess aqua and pearl LARIAT necklace with gold tone leaves, 27" total length and each clip is 2-1/4" wide; a coil BRACELET of aqua glass bead and artificial pearls on fabric covered metal, 1/2" thick each, side motif 2-1/2"; a set of two dress CLIPS in aqua glass bead and artificial pearls with gold tone leaves wired over metal balls that support the bead work; and a BROOCH bar pin of aqua glass beads and pearls mounted on gilt metal flowers, 4" by 1-5/8". 
In the early days of Haskell jewelry, when Frank Hess was the head designer, Haskell put no identifying marks on their jewelry. As a mater of fact, it was not marked at all until about 1947. Today the early unsigned pieces are recognized from the vintage art work and advertisements and by their wonderful detailing, hand work and design. This group is circa 1940. See parts of this group in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, pages 97 and 160.    View   View   View   View  View    #H34228

HASKELL aqua glass bead and artificial pearls on fabric covered metal coil bracelet, 1/2" thick each, side motif 2-1/2". Fabric covered memory wire bracelets were made in the 30s and early 40s.     View   #H26809  

 

 

  HASKELL bar pin of aqua glass beads and pearls mounted on gilt metal flowers, 1930s unsigned, 4" by 1-5/8". See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 97 for the Larry Austin art work showing this brooch.  View   #H34420 HASKELL Larry Austin original art gouache for Frank Hess design tiny pink and blue beads hair ornament, clip and bracelet set in gold tone leaves, has the foil label and is marked in pencil on the back #255, 8" by 10".   View   #H35517 HASKELL aqua glass bead and artificial pearl dress clips with gold tone leaves, set of 2 circa 1935. The aqua glass beads and artificial pearls are wired over metal balls that support the bead work.  View  #Y23940

 

 

HASKELL bar brooch and set of clips.

HASKELL Hess aqua glass bead clips x 2, 2-1/4". The combination of larger and smaller beads and seed beads is so well done here. The matching brooch can be seen in "Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff page 133.  View   #H35921

HASKELL Hess blue and white flowers fur clip with green glass leaves, missing one tiny yellow bead which is very hard to notice, 2-1/2". This is a Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, unsigned as was typical for that era circa 1940.    View   #H36862

 

HASKELL Hess early unsigned aqua glass beads and artificial pearls three-strand lariat necklace with dress clip ends.   View   View   #H32152 HASKELL Hess early unsigned aqua glass beads and artificial pearls three-strand lariat necklace with dress clip ends and coil bracelet with pearlized leaves and gild tone flowers, total length 12" and about 1-1/2" wide.  Pieces to this set can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 160.   #H32152 and #H32153 HASKELL Hess early unsigned aqua glass beads and seed beads coil bracelet with pearlized leaves and gild tone flowers, total length 12" and about 1-1/2" wide. This bracelet is shown in the Larry Austin ad art work shown HERE.    View   #H32153

 

HASKELL Hess unsigned aqua glass beads bracelet, re-strung, 7" wearable length and 8" total length, 1-1/2" wide.  In the early days of Haskell jewelry, when Frank Hess was the head designer, Haskell put no identifying marks on their jewelry. As a mater of fact, it was not marked at all until about 1947. Today the early unsigned pieces are recognized from old advertisements and by their wonderful detailing, hand work and design. To read more about Haskell, see these features: Haskell Hess Unsigned Jewelry, Miriam Haskell Jewelry, our article in Jewel Chat and the feature on Haskell Art Work & Ads.     View   View   #H33241 HASKELL aqua glass beads, gold tone leaves and clear rhinestones lariat necklace, coil bracelet , brooch and screw-back earrings circa 1940. This has been restored to it's original condition so that it can be worn safely. The lariat has with dress clip ends, 27" total length with 2" by 2-1/2" clips, adjustable coil bracelet, brooch 3" by 2-3/4" and 2/3" earrings.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #H33552

 

HASKELL attributed early unsigned 4" dress clip in gold tone petals and beads with aqua glass beads in three different shapes. Similar pieces can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 173, where she dates them to 1935.     View   #H24809 

 

 

 
HASKELL aqua glass bead coil bracelet with long gold tone leaves, circa 1940, 7" and adjustable.  This was entirely hand made, as was all the early Haskell jewelry.  View   #H34274

 

HASKELL Hess parure, a three piece set of lariat necklace, coil bracelet and long leaves clip, all designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell and unsigned as was the case circa 1940s. Hess pieces are not always easy to find and a parure is a real treat so I was delighted to assemble this one.  The lariat necklace is 27"; coil bracelet 7" and adjustable; and dress clip 2-7/8".    View   View   View   View    View    #H34273 
 
HASKELL aqua glass beads and long gold tone leaves dress clip, circa 1940, 2-7/8". Designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell this is unsigned as typical for this era.  View   #H34275

 

 

 

  HASKELL Hess early unsigned aqua glass bead necklace, each bead ornamented with gold tone seed beads circa 1940, 15-1/2". According to Larry Vrba, head designer for Haskell from 1970-78, these irregularly shaped glass beads were imported from China and used by the thousands. They were still there during his time at Haskell.  View   #H28673

HASKELL Hess aqua glass beads bracelet, 7" by 2".   View   #H35583  

HASKELL early unsigned clip of aqua glass beads and lovely gold tone findings, 4". According to Larry Vrba, head designer for Haskell form 1970-78, these irregularly shaped glass beads were imported from China and used by the thousands. They were still there during his time at Haskell.  View    #H19736  

 

 

 

HASKELL Larry Austin original art work of an aqua glass beads cluster necklace, numbered on the back "#1203A", 8" by 10".   View   View   View   #H34992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HASKELL circa 1940 original design art work and jewelry set. The original Larry Austin design art work illustrates an early unsigned Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell two piece set of necklace and dress clip in lovely aqua glass beads with gold tone leaves and findings. The art work would have been sent to boutiques and shops that sold Miriam Haskell Jewelry to advertise a new collection. It is numbered on the back "#1203A", although no one is sure what the numbers indicate, and it is 8" by 10".
The necklace and clip are created with aqua swirl glass bead clusters set in gold tone, and the necklace is 16" long with a 3-1/4" front drop, the fur clip 4" long.
In these early days of Miriam Haskell jewelry, when Frank Hess was the head designer, Haskell put no identifying marks on their jewelry. As a mater of fact, it was not signed at all until about 1947. Today the early unsigned pieces are recognized from the vintage art work and advertisements and by their wonderful design, hand work and detail. This group is circa 1940. Parts of this group can be seen in the book "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, pages 97 and 160. According to Larry Vrba, head designer for Haskell from 1970-78, these irregularly shaped glass beads were imported from China and used by the thousands, great favorites of their time.   View   View   View   View   View   #H34992

HASKELL Hess aqua glass beads cluster necklace with lovely glass beads, 16" with 3-1/4" front drop.   View   #H34993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HASKELL aqua glass beads and clear rhinestones dress clips, set of 2, 2" each.   View   #H34808 HASKELL Hess aqua glass bead bar brooch with gold tone leaves, 3-1/4". Designed by Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell it is unsigned as was typical circa 1940.    View   #H34740 HASKELL Hess aqua glass beads and fan-shaped gold tone leaves clip, 4". This clip demonstrates the detailed work typical of Hess' style. Each large bead is tipped with a glass seed bead and around the top of each larger bead is a finishing collar of gilt metal beads. These beads were made in China and were used extensively by Frank Hess as they were great favorites of the Miriam Haskell customers.   View    #H34262

 

 HASKELL Hess aqua coil bracelet with imitation pearls, total length 7-1/2" band width 1/2". Pieces to this set can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 160.   View  #H36399 HASKELL Hess aqua glass beads lariat necklace with artificial pearls and gold tone leaves circa 1940, lariat is 25" long total length with each dress clip is 2-5/8". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. Pieces to this set can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 160.   View   #H35702    HASKELL Hess early unsigned blue and aqua glass petals bar pin with white glass bead centers on a gold tone pin back, circa 1940, 4-1/4" by 1-1/3".  View   #H28055

 

HASKELL Hess aqua lariat necklace with pressed gold tone leaves, aqua glass beads, total length 27", four strands, clips 3" by 2-1/3".   View   View   #H34083  

HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell aqua glass bead and rhinestone pave leaf cluster wrap necklace #H23378, foil "Miriam Haskell" sticker, 8" by 10", written in  pencil on the back  #554.   #H23631 

 HASKELL early unsigned aqua glass beads four-strand wrap necklace with rhinestone pave leaves, 21" long with 2" clips on each end. Circa 1940. In the early days of Haskell jewelry, when Frank Hess was the head designer, Haskell put no identifying marks on their jewelry. As a mater of fact, it was not marked at all until about 1947. Today the early unsigned pieces are recognized from old advertisements and by their wonderful detailing, hand work and design. This necklace is similar to one seen in the Larry Austin ad art work shown HERE.    View   View   #H23378

 

  HASKELL Hess aqua glass beads, artificial pearls and gold tone leaves brooch, large at 3-5/8" by 3-1/4".   View   #H34130  HASKELL Hess early unsigned aqua glass beads two-strand necklace and matching coil bracelet with artificial pearls and gold tone leaves and petals, circa 1940, necklace 16" with 3" front drop and bracelet adjustable and about 3" across the front. A vintage Haskell Larry Austin ad shows a similar set. Hess used the same unsigned box clasp on many different necklaces as can be seen in Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry", pages 28, 59, 120 & 121 and others, and the gold tone leaves are in a set on page 122.   View   View   View   View   View   #H23383  HASKELL Hess aqua glass beaded balls dress clip with clear rhinestone and gold tone flowers and bud tops and gold tone leaves, circa 1940, 4-1/3".   View   #H34195

 

 

HASKELL Hess aqua glass beads and gold tone filigree flowers coil bracelet, 7" total length, 2-1/3" front 1/2" band. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.   View   #H35242

  HASKELL aqua glass beads and gold tone leaves lariat necklace, 27" total length with 2-1/2" each clips.   View   View   #H35582

HASKELL three flowers bar brooch with aqua glass bead centers and golden petals, 3" by 1-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, this is unsigned as was typical for this era circa 1940.   View    #H35448

 

HASKELL aqua glass bead and artificial pearls lariat necklace with clear rose montee, gold tone flowers and filigree, 28" total length, clips are each 1-5/8" by 1-1/2". There is very slight verdigris under some the the flower center pearls. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.     View   View   View   #H34344   HASKELL Hess crystal bead bar brooch with aqua bead accents and clear circles, circa 1930s unsigned, 4".   View   #H34376  HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell blue bead bracelet and necklace with foil "Miriam Haskell" sticker, 8" by 10", signed in  pencil on the back "Austin" and numbered "1259".   #H23353   

 

  
    HASKELL Hess early unsigned aqua faceted crystal beads bracelet and dress clip, lush and fabulous, a 2-1/4" round dress clip with 2" beads drop and 7" "button" fastening bracelet.    View    View    View   View    #H19738  HASKELL Hess jewelry illustrated in Larry Austin original art work, this one shows the silvery leaves and blue glass bead coil bracelet, hair clip and dress clip on a lady wearing a white dress, circa 1940.  View   #H37315   HASKELL Hess aqua glass bead clip with graduated beads and clear rhinestones, 2-3/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. Clips in this design can be seen in Gordon & Pamfiloff "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" on page 140. I have seen pieces in this style as French made, so I wonder if Haskell purchased it there, or if the French attribution is incorrect.  View   #H34515 

 

HASKELL aqua glass speckled beads brooch with gold tone flower, leaves and prongs setting, 2".  View   #H36430    HASKELL early Hess unsigned aqua with multi-colored fleck glass bead 16" necklace and pair of 2-1/3" clips. See Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Edition, page 197; "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 162.    View  View   View   #H27349 HASKELL Hess aqua glass speckled beads coil bracelet with gold tone flowers and leaves, 6-3/4" total length and 1" wide. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  View   #H36401

 

 HASKELL Hess bouquet fur clip of aqua glass beads, artificial pearls, gold tone and green enameled leaves and gold tone mesh bow a lovely combination, 3-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. This was seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff page 13.   View   #H34519

HASKELL Hess flower and leaf earrings of clear rhinestones and green enameled leaves set in gold tone petals, horseshoe mark on the back, 1".   View   #H34413

  HASKELL early unsigned dress clip with gold tone filigree backing, aqua glass beads and green enameled leaves. The green enameled leaves were used on several different designs (see Gordon & Pamfiloff "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 12 for one example).    View    View     #H19521

 

HASKELL aqua glass bead and clear rhinestone dress clips with gold tone ruffled cups, circa 1940, set of 2, 3" long each.   View   #H34351

 

 

HASKELL Larry Austin original gouache for a circa 1940s advertisement with foil "Miriam Haskell" sticker. "Austin" and the number "1269" written in pencil on the back. According to Larry Vrba, head designer for Haskell from 1970-78, these irregularly shaped glass beads were imported from China and used by the thousands. They were still there during his time at Haskell. Like many of these pieces, the detail is lovely and shows not only the jewelry but her furs, typical era hairdo and cocktail dress. THIS is the line of jewelry shown in the illustration, and HERE is a clip in the same line.    #H29965 HASKELL Hess aqua glass beads and artificial pearls dress clip with gold tone leaves, circa 1940, 3".   View   #H34352

 

 

 

 

    HASKELL early Hess unsigned aqua glass beads wreath-shaped dress clip with gold tone leaves, circa 1940, 2".  View   #H28116 

   HASKELL AD illustrating red grapes motif clip and bracelet, paper 5" by 7-1/3", hand signed and matted in aqua.  #H27334  

    

 

     HASKELL early unsigned aqua glass beads and seed beads 2-7/8" dress clip. One bead is chipped on the back where it does not show.   View  #H22149    

   HASKELL early unsigned aqua glass beads and gold tone leaves dress clip, 2-1/2". A Larry Austin ad art work showing a similar line can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, page 104.  View    Both clips  #H26096  

 HASKELL Hess early unsigned aqua glass beads and florets and gold tone caplets dress clip, circa 1935, 4".   View   #H18627  

 

HASKELL early unsigned aqua glass beads and rhinestone leaves coil bracelet, 1-3/4" front. Larry Vrba says he believes that this is line not Haskell. (Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 190.)   View   Bracelet   View    View    View   #H22610   HASKELL early unsigned aqua glass bead and pot metal pave leaves pin, 2-2/3".   View   #H27758 HASKELL early unsigned aqua glass bead dress clip with rhinestone leaves, 2-3/4". See Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 153.  View #H22888

 

HASKELL original gouache art work, probably by Larry Austin. Advertising a Miriam Haskell stick coral coil bracelet and clip, numbered #1067 on the back, 8" by 10".   #H31940

HASKELL Hess early unsigned maroon glass beads, gold tone flowers and disk spacers dress clip, circa 1940, 2-7/8" long.   View   View   #H19943

   HASKELL original gouache art work, probably by Larry Austin. Advertising Miriam Haskell jewelry, a bracelet and dress clip with heart-shaped glass beads and pressed glass leaves, numbered "#82" in pen on the back, 8" by 10".       #H31845

 

HASKELL Hess bakelite red, butterscotch and dark blue disks fur clip with red, white and blue glass bead center, 2-1/2". An unsigned Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell circa 1940.   View   #H36398  HASKELL early unsigned Frank Hess design from the 1940's. This dress clip of green glass beads is 3" long.   View     #H19699  MIRIAM HASKELL bakelite maroon disks dress clip with glass beads center, unsigned and designed by Frank Hess circa 1940, 3-1/4".  View   #H36325 

 

HASKELL Hess green, yellow and brown glass flowers and brown glass beads bar brooch and bracelet.   View   View   View   View   View   #H23414 HASKELL Hess green, yellow and brown glass leaves necklace with clear rhinestone accents, 15" by 3-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s.   View   View   #H35277 HASKELL Hess yellow glass beads and green glass leaves clip, 3-1/2",  a Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design, unsigned as it typical of this era circa 1940..    View   #H35424

 

HASKELL Hess yellow glass beads and green glass leaves fur clip, 3-1/2",  a Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design, unsigned as it typical of this era circa 1940s. This can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff on page 159.     View   #H35424 HASKELL Hess yellow glass bead and green leaves dress clip with necklace converter, 3-3/4" clip and 20" chain. The necklace converter may not have been original to the piece as I have never seen one quite like it before, but if not, it is certainly of the same era and a great way to use the clip as both a clip and a necklace. This is a Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design, unsigned as it typical of this era circa 1940s. This clip can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff on page 159.    View   View   View   #H35801 HASKELL Hess yellow glass beads bracelet with green transparent seed bead loops, strung on elastic so somewhat flexible as to size. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940s. This can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff on page 159.   View   #H35539

 

 MIRIAM HASKELL by Hess lariat necklace with yellow, caramel and transparent yellow glass beads and silver tone leaves, 27" total length including the two 2-1/4" dress clips ends. This is a Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell circa 1940, and it is in excellent condition. The bracelet to this set can be seen in Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" on page 134.  View   View   #H39494 MIRIAM HASKELL lariat and clip set.  View HASKELL Hess yellow and amber swirl glass flattened beads and dangles fur clip with silver tone leaves and flowers, 4". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. The bracelet to this set can be seen in Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" on page 134.   View     #H34673

 

   

HASKELL Hess yellow glass flowers and beads clip with lovely elements in the pulled glass flowers and leaves, 3-1/2". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.  View   View   #H35581 HASKELL banana yellow glass dress clips with long green and yellow glass petals and real seed pod tops, each 3", set of 2. About half the pods are open and half closed and they are fragile. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. This is the only set like this I have seen in over 20 years in the business.    View   #H37317 

 

 

HASKELL early unsigned gold tone petals flower with red glass bead clips, set of 2, circa 1940, 1-3/4".   View   #H32361  HASKELL early unsigned dress clip in amber-colored glass beads and artificial pearls.     Back    #H19737     HASKELL Hess gilt and green enamel leaves clip, 1-3/4" each, set of 2, circa 1940.   View   #H32360

 

 

HASKELL signed Hess pearlized "waffle" center elements (imported from Japan for Haskell) with artificial seed pearls and rose montees all set in gold tone leaf and stems earrings,   . See a set with similar elements on pages 119 and 137 of Cera's "Jewels of Miriam Haskell".   View   #H28618

HASKELL Hess unsigned very ornate and unusual necklace of pearlized flowers, seed pearls and rose montees mounted on gold tone filigree backing. The wearable length is 17-1/2" and it is about 1-5/8" wide. The flowers are pearlized glass and while they are perfect there is slight finish loss on some of the tiny pearls. I think it is a Hess Haskell necklace, but it is certainly an unusual one with amazing hand work and interesting elements, all in very good vintage condition.  View   View   View   View   #H28619

   HASKELL early unsigned faux pearl clip with pave leaves, 2-7/8".   View  #H22407

 

HASKELL clips to show size comparison. HASKELL coil bracelets to show size comparison. 
These are the same bracelets seen  in Christie Romero's book, "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 190.
HASKELL clips to show size comparison. 
(Seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 195.)   

 

 Bracelet of red opaque glass beads with clear rhinestone petals.  This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry", 3rd Ed, page 190.   View    View    View    View    View    #H19184

  HASKELL unsigned early 1940's Hess silver patinated  8" coil bracelet with matching contemporary 1-1/3" earrings made by Haskell Jewelry, both with metallic and glass beads. The coil bracelet looks best on a 7" wrist. The bracelet was purchased directly from the archives of  Haskell Jewelry Company.   View   View    View      #H19582

   Bracelet of black opaque glass beads and clear rhinestones.    View    View    View    View    #H19185 

 

HASKELL Hess unsigned gold tone leaves bar pin with clusters of little white glass beads, circa 1940, 3".    View   #H31998

   HASKELL Larry Austin original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell white beads bracelet and clip, "right" penciled on back, 8" x 10".   #H27269

HASKELL artificial pearl necklace and earrings with rose montee ornament and matching earrings, all with a leaf design, necklace 15", earrings 1-1/2". This set is early and uses round graduated artificial pearls. Both the necklace and the earrings are signed "Miriam Haskell" on the back. The set is in very good vintage condition.  View   View    #H33799 

 


BUTTON CLOSURES
The jewelry below with the button closures is a particular favorite of mine. Buttons, beads, sea shells, glass flowers and leaves and wooden pieces are sewn onto a band or two of woven fabric, and then the fabric is doubled at one end to fashion a button hole. Light weight, easy to fasten and often whimsical, these are pieces for which I am always on the look-out.

Many of these are attributed to Frank Hess, Miriam Haskell's head designer in the early days. But I have also had them with sewn-in fabric labels saying just "France" and also with a stapled attached metal tag with the name "Leo Glass". The ones with the wooden faces look very Czech, as do others of the wooden Hess pieces. As you can see in some of the photos below, there were sometimes matching clips to go with this style as well. I suspect that some were made in France, imported and tagged with a maker's name.
 

 

HASKELL  lavender woven band and glass seed bead flowers Frank Hess bracelet, 7-1/2" total length but &' wearable length and about 1-1/2" wide.  An unsigned Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design circa 1940.  View   View   #H35354

 HASKELL Hess unsigned necklace of pink glass beads and green pressed glass leaves, clear button-shaped beads closure, circa 1940, 18" length 1-3/4" front drop.    View   View   #H33783

  Button closure.

 

HASKELL Hess sea shell necklace and bracelet, necklace 15-1/2" by 1-1/8" bracelet 7" by 1". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. Another sea shell style can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff page 151.   View   View   #H34489

LEO GLASS glass flowers and leaves necklace and bracelet with the button style closure. This set is like both Haskell and French ones I have had. Red fabric-woven mesh holds wired-on glass flowers and leaves and a loop and glass button forms the closure on both necklace and earrings. The necklace is a wearable length of 16-1/2" and the bracelet is 8". It is interesting that I have seen necklaces in this style, with the button closure, marked "France", "Leo Glass" and as unsigned Hess Haskell. Whoever made them, I find them charming and fun to wear since they are usually light weight and easy to fasten.    View   View   View   #X37997

HASKELL Hess mother of pearl disks, artificial pearl and clear rhinestones silk cord necklace and earrings, necklace 15-1/2" by 1-1/4" wide, earrings 1-1/8". An unsigned Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell design circa 1940.    View   View   #H35328

 

 

HASKELL Hess sea shall necklace with half pearly white shells and half green and cream shells all hand sewn to a woven band, wearable length 16" and the shell width is about 1", this has a sewn on tag saying "Made in France".  This can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff on page 151.  View   View   View   #H36882 

HASKELL aqua glass bead balls and clear rhinestone leaves necklace, strung on cord, circa 1940, 15" long and about 1-1/2" wide. These are made with turquoise glass beads, some wired into balls, roses montees, and rhinestone-studded leaves and flowers. Note the seed bead attachments and the roses montees inset into the balls.  Pieces of this set can be seen in "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff, pages 8, 131 and 139.   View   View   View   View  View   #H34269

HASKELL Hess green and white genuine seashell necklace on cream colored cord, 14" by 1-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s.     View   View   #H34555

 

   
HASKELL wood faces necklace, bracelet and brooch, necklace     bracelet 7" by about 1-1/2", clip 3-1/2". Each face is different, as well as each hat, and the tiny flowers are great accents, very charming. The red button bead closure for the necklace is worn, as seen in the pictures. A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.    View   View   View   View    View   View   View   #H34549 HASKELL Hess cord bracelet with sea shells, glass flowers in pink, green and yellow with a green glass button closure all on a woven silk cord in soft faded green, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4". A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. These same flowers are used in the yellow clip on page 150 of Gordon & Pamfiloff's "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" and other Hess pieces. It is interesting to see how many ways Hess used an elements like the flowers and sea shells in his jewelry.   View   View   #H34488 HASKELL Hess early unsigned wooden beads and leaves necklace, bracelet and brooch, necklace 15" by 2" wide, bracelet 7" wearable length and about 1" wide cords and brooch 3-1/3". A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell set, it is unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940.    View    View   View   View   View   View   View    #H34558

 

 

   
  HASKELL pink glass petals bracelet with pink and white glass flowers on woven cord with button closure, 8" by 1-3/4". There are two shallow hard-to-see chips on two shells, but I couldn't get the camera to show them they are so small. Otherwise the bracelet is in excellent condition.   View   #H35295  

 

 

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