Couture Cleopatra Necklace
Lawrence Vrba was the head designer of Haskell in the 1960’s and 1970’s and was famous for his use of rich colour combinations and unique, lavish designs. His necklaces are amongst some of the most sought after for Haskell collectors with this combination of gilt, pearls and crystals considered the most iconic from his design portfolio. Never mass-produced, Vrba designs are handmade taking on average over 4 days to produce. Therefore this necklace is a little masterpiece.
Simulated pearl and lapis
Approx. 30” length
Approx. 4” x 3” pendant at widest part
From a private collection from New York
Good Vintage Condition
Miriam Haskell began creating jewellery during the late 1920’s and in a short period of time managed to establish a clientele of society ladies and screen starlets including the legendary Lauren Bacall. Miriam Haskell jewellery has become one of the most highly collectable vintage jewellery brands around the globe.
New, as it came from the designer or store.
Appears to be never worn or used, nor stored improperly.
Top condition with no chipping, fading, missing stones, no yellowing stones, no peeling, no worn prongs or edges. Backs (especially of earrings) may be very slightly worn as long as the front is still in Top Condition.
Well cared for with no missing stones, no dead stones or graying stones, no peeling pearls, enamel may have minor chips, may show slight wear or scratching on prongs, edges. Backs may be very moderately worn.