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This is an incredibly rare PAIR of vintage patented Eisenberg Original fur clips. Each features a floral design comprised of large prong set chatons accented by smaller pave set stones and a band of baguettes. These clips are in excellent vintage condition. The large stones are bright and full of sparkle although they do have some are slighly darkening. Mostof the pave set stone are very clear although several are a bit dark. Please see photos. The band of baguettes is in exceptional condition on one and on the other a few have have slight foil damage. The metal work is in good condition, showing wear appropriate to the age of this clip. Eisenberg pieces were worn often as they were always a favorite. The clips are very large and measure nearly 4" long and just over 2" wide. It is signed Eisenberg Original with the stone setter number which I cannot make out on either one of them. One of the things that makes this set exceedingly rare is that only 19 known patents were issued for Eisenberg Original fur clips. They were filed by Florence Nathan, a wife of one of the owners company who manufactured Eisenberg designs at the time. The patent, number 131,531, for this clip was approved on March 10th, 1942. I have included a photo of the original advertisement for these clips and a copy of the patent.
Photos are part of the description as well, please look carefully. These are in Good Vintage Condition, having worn finish and some darkening stones, however condition is consistent with age.
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History of Eisenberg according to Dr. Lori:
Founded in 1914, Eisenberg & Sons started a business selling women's clothing and later turned to costume jewelry design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales in the 1930s. Why did the Eisenberg firm change course? The costume jewelry that was used on store displays to market their clothing lines kept getting stolen.
As a result of this change of course, Eisenberg & Sons produced some of the 20th Century's most sought after pieces of costume jewelry like other costume jewelry makers such as Miriam Haskell, Matisse, and others. the firm that Jonas Eisenberg and his sons ran was known for attention to detail, new designs, and quality materials in costume jewelry.
Many Eisenberg pieces were designed by Ruth Kamke of Fallon and Kappel of New York once the two firms had a mutually exclusive agreement from the 1940s to the 1970s. Kamke designed Eisenberg pieces for nearly decades; specifically she designed all of the Eisenberg Original pieces made after 1939 and much of the Eisenberg Ice line of jewelry thru 1972. Many Eisenberg brooches and pins were designed in the form of figures like mermaids, dancers, animals or insects. Some pieces featured geometric Art Deco or organic Art Moderne forms in attractive color combinations featuring pinks and purples, complimentary color pairs, and light and dark colored faceted or cabochon stones from the same color family.
Stones and Metals
Eisenberg jewelry was known for its use of Swarovski crystals set in sterling silver and pot metal using innovative designs. Other materials used were jade, dyed onyx, calcite, enamel, rhinestones, faux pearls, glass beads, etc. Most costume jewelry pieces made by Eisenberg were individually set and many rhinestone pins were comprised of large or very large stones. All product photos are of the actual item. Colors may differ slightly from actual product appearance due to differences in products and lighting conditions. Please contact me if you have specific additional photo requests as photos are part of the description.
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