Are these unsigned Miriam Haskell Pieces?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Barn Owl, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    I picked this up recently. They're not signed. The earring backs make me think they're rather old. Definitely reminded me of MH pieces.

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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Those are nice.
    Look similar to Miriam Haskell, however you will have to wait for others.

    What I wanted to comment on is the verdigris.
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    When you see it, unless the pieces are really inexpensive, you should pass on them.

    There is so much intricate metal, I don't know how to tell you to clean them. I would be afraid of soaking in ketchup, as it might damage the faux pearl coating.

    Wait for others to comment.
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  3. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Thank you. That didn't occur to me when I bought them. :( Maybe some alcohol applied with a q-tip?
  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I don't know.
    Wait for others.
    Keep in mind it's a holiday weekend.
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    White vinegar with a Q tip, very carefully. Put a bit of cling film over the pearl.
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  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Nice set, not an expert in removing verdigris, but definitely try to get it off. With some metal findings it can do real irreversible damage as it seems to take finish off or dull it permanently.

    Haskell-like, at least. Are the two small pieces pins? I thought earrings at first from the front, but now see the somewhat unusual closures in the back. Maybe would be something to see if MH ever used closures like those.

    This is not what you were asking, but maybe others can benefit, I learned a tip regarding photographing a white item on a black background. It can be hard to get a super clear photograph if you don't have a lot of setting adjustments on your camera. I always found I get a better shot photographing jewelry of all colors, but esp. light colored jewelry on a white or light tan background. When you use black as a background, because there is less light to the camera, often it will overcompensate and overexpose the lighter item.

    Hope this is a Haskell set. I has a nice look.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
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  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    They look like pierced backings.
    So either they are newer copies of Haskell. Or someone took the clips off and converted them.
  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I'm going with converted. This looks like part of the clip backing
  9. quirkygirl

    quirkygirl likes pretty old things

    I'm pretty sure those are called "wingback earrings" ... designed for non-pierced ears.
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