Vintage Haskell Brass Book Chain Bell Necklace Glass Dangle Beads Stacked 1930s
This vintage 1930s necklace features 21 bells with sapphire, ruby and emerald round glass beads dangling from corrugated bookchain in a gilded brass setting. It has a spring ring clasp without the "thumb-thing," which were similarly used in early Miriam Haskell pieces. The necklace is not marked; however, it is similar in material and design to early Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell jewelry. It measures approximately 16 1/4" in length and graduates in width from 3/16" to 3/14". The bells are 20mm and the beads are 3mm and 4mm.
THE BELLS DO ACTUALLY JINGLE (SOUND) WHEN MOVED AROUND,THEY STACK IN SUCH A GREAT WAY-I HOPE YOU CAN TELL BY THE PHOTOS LIKE I SEE IN PERSON
SOLID WEIGHTY WELL MADE WEIGHT OF 62 GRAMS
According to Cathy Gordon & Sheila Pamfiloff's book, Miriam Haskell Jewelry, specifically with regard to identifying early pieces and the clasps used, "In most instances, the spring-ring did not have the extended metal piece used to pull the clasp open (the 'thumb-thing'); instead, the clasp was opened by a metal band or lip at the edge of the opening...Haskell always placed the hook on the right side of the necklace."
There is NO tarnish. This piece is in great condition and is a wonderful treasure to add to any collection
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS,PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO PURCHASES,SO I ENSURE WE ARE ABLE TO SHIP TO YOUR COUNTRY INSURED AND TRACKING IS A MUST.THANKS
On Apr-11-16 at 21:49:45 PDT, seller added the following information:
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