Known for its use of Swarovski crystals and colored stones, as well as superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, Eisenberg & Sons was one of the most highly regarded costume jewelry manufacturers in the 1930s and '40s. The company was famous for its replicas of 18th-century fine jewelry, which appeared authentic right down to the pewter-colored metal. Eisenberg also produced stunning figurals, often set in sterling silver.
Today, collectors can recognize an authentic piece of vintage Eisenberg jewelry by its mark. The words "Eisenberg Original" were used from roughly 1935 to 1945, while just plain "Eisenberg" or "Eisenberg Ice" was used from about 1945 to 1950's. To make matters more complicated, silver pieces made from 1943 to 1948 were called "Eisenberg Sterling" and some Eisenberg pieces created between 1952 and 1970 have no trademark stamp at all.
This wonderful Eisenberg Original clip, circa mid 1930's-mid 1940's, is delicate and yet dynamic in style and bling. Created in a fan or semi-circle shape, it gives the illusion of a glorious Peacock with tail fully spread. The center holds a huge oval diamond rhinestone, surrounded by a row of marquise cuts which have smaller round rhinestones separating them along the outer edge of the clip. The individual rhinestones are bezel mounted, with the oval stone have four additional prongs and the marquise stones have prong-tips on the outer edge. The clip measures 1 3/4" across and 1 5/8" in height. The clip mechanism is tight and works like new. The piece is stamped "Eisenberg" and "Original" in the pot metal mounting. Excellent vintage condition with no damages and loads of classic sparkle.
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