Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Miriam Haskell Jewelry and Chinese Cloisonne Dragon Beads

eBay vendor eastwooddenver found a splendid example of a branch coral and cloisonne necklace likely to be from the Miriam Haskell studio in the late 1930s - early 1940s.

My Miriam Haskell Mystery post from last November features a bracelet  and two brooches that match this necklace design.

Close inspection of the cloisonne dragon beads seems to delmonstrate the work of two different artisans, showing:
1) White and black eyes, five toes, and evenly applied scales
2) Black eyes, four toes, rather sloppy application of the scales

Another post is in the works about the mysterious artisan who put only four toes on his dragons.