Miriam Haskell Egyptian Clip Earrings

These Egyptian style clip earrings are from the Miriam Haskell company and likely made in the 1970s as part of the Lawrence Vrba Egyptian revival line of jewellery.  Each cream coloured ceramic disc features an Egyptian mask which has been decorated in dark blue, green and golden paint.  The oval discs are covered in an imperfect clear glaze and mounted on a gilt metal backing.  Each earring is different because they have been decorated by hand.

The earrings fasten with a Haskell specialty clip mechanism with a lever clip as well as a screw fitting to allow a tight but comfortable fit.

They are in very nice vintage condition with some small areas of tarnish to the back.  There is a very tiny chip to the clear glaze on one of the earrings, however it is only visible under 10x magnification, and mentioned only for thoroughness. 

The earrings are signed, stamped 'HASKELL' on the clip arm and 'MIRIAM HASKELL' on the part of the clip that attaches to the back of the earring.  The clip mechanism patent number, which was granted in 1965, is on the round flat part.

Era 1970s
Size 2.5cm x 2cm
Condition Very good
Delivery UK Standard Delivery: £2.95, International Delivery: £12.95. All items are sent tracked and insured.
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Miriam Haskell

Miriam Haskell started her company as a hotel gift shop in New York City in 1926.  We don't know if she ever designed any of the jewellery her company produced but she was well known as an intelligent business woman.  The greatest strength of any business is its employees and soon after founding the business Miriam Haskell employed Frank Hess as the jewellery designer. 

Their jewellery was very popular in high status circles at the time and is highly collected today.  The jewellery often reflects natural themes like flowers and vines and uses an array of materials from wood to glass and plastics and the ever popular baroque pearls.  The jewellery is so popular that fakes abound.  Any piece listed on this site as Miriam Haskell will have been carefully reviewed and researched.  The earliest pieces, up to the late 1940s, were unsigned.

How do you rate the condition of a piece?

Excellent - No visible flaws to note but items may exhibit some signs of age related wear
Very Good - Some visible flaws which aren't considered to impair the wearability of the piece
Good - Some more notable flaws but the piece is still in collectible condition

All items are vintage and have lived a previous life, therefore signs of age related wear are to be expected. I do my best to bring attention to any faults in the description and by using the condition scale.

When will I receive my delivery?

We aim to send packages out the following business day after an order is received. All items will be carefully wrapped in a Gadelles box, finished with a ribbon and placed in a discreet bubble lined envelope, or small parcel box if the order contains multiple items.

UK Mainland Delivery - £2.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked 48h service

International Delivery - £12.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked International service.
This service is stated to take 3 - 5 business days for delivery to Europe and 6 - 7 business days for delivery to other destinations, however, customs processing time at the destination country is additional to the Royal Mail's estimate.
Please be aware that international deliveries may incur import taxes, to be paid by the purchaser, in their destination country.

How will my purchase be packaged?

Great care will be taken in the wrapping of your vintage jewels to protect them in transit and make the unboxing process pleasant for the buyer.

Your piece of jewellery will be wrapped in our Gadelles material, tied with a ribbon and placed in a Gadelles kraft box.
If the item that you've purchased comes with its own original packaging then your item will be sent in that box, wrapped in kraft paper and tied with a ribbon.

Very fragile items will be protected with extra bubble wrap.

International Buyers

We welcome international orders. Please be aware that orders from outside the UK may incur customs duties for which the buyer is responsible to pay on receipt of purchase. These charges vary by country so please review the rules with your relevant customs authority before purchase.

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