Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Puzzling Evidence - An Unusual Miriam Haskell Style Necklace With Chinese Beads

Suzanne at her Etsy shop MaisonettedeMadness is offering a necklace with some fascinating Chinese beads:
The clasp and style of findings are very Miriam Haskell.

The openwork disk bead in the center can be seen in this similar collection of pendants from an online auction:
Note the openwork bead second from the left in the bottom row.
Three similar pendants were combined in another 1930s necklace with a chain similar to Suzanne's necklace.  
Openwork cloisonne beads with a similar flower pattern seem to cluster in the Art Deco Era:

UPDATE: a recent eBay sale featured one of these Haskell-attributed necklaces with a charm cap similar to the one in Maisonnette's, plus other interesting cloisonne beads, including 4-toed dragons:

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