I am so please to bring you this smaller Eisenberg Christmas Tree from the Estate of a writer and Pulitzer Prize recipient's Estate (but more on who it is in a moment.)
While this pin is smaller than the other Eisenberg tree in my shop it isn't small on detail or craftsmanship. Measuring 1 5/8 inches tall and 1 ½ inches wide at its widest it also features seven bright and sparkling 3mm crystals of 2 green, 2 red, 1 blue, 1 clear and 1 pale yellow.
These stones are set on a bright golden tree as the center of a cut out star, and of course the clear stone is in a star at the top of the tree. It's an amazing design really, as there are 5 sections to the tree all are slightly ruffled on the edges, this is to make the tree resemble having garland strung around it and when the light plays with it these ruffles actually look like strings of golden beads. If you have never owned an Eisenberg brooch, you are in for a sizable treat.
Turning it over we can see the EISENBERG ICE (c) makers mark and that nothing was scrimped in the craftsmanship here. Also the pin action is firm and the thumb clasp holds securely.
Dated from about the mid 70's it is as bright and beautiful as it was when crafted. All stones are present and sparkling, I can not find any marks, scratches or faults to tell you about. This is a testament to the Eisenberg jewelry line and the care that was taken by its previous owner.
FYI: The Estate sale was for items owned by William and Susan Ecenbarger.
William won the Pulitzer Prize for General news in 1980 for his outstanding reporting of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident coverage. (TMI to us locals)
He was a reporter and and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer in his day and also Freelanced with his work having been published in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Esquire, Audubon and other leading newspapers and magazines.
William wrote historical books too; “Walkin' the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon”, published in 2000 and “Glory by the Wayside: The Old Churches of Hawaii which was co-authored by his wife Susan (who also did the principal photography for the book). This was released in 2008. He not only won the Pulitzer, but in his writing career he also won the George Polk Awarded, and the Lowell Thomas Travel Writer of the Year, among others.
I am assuming that Susan was the collector of the fabulous jewelry I saw there. Be sure to find the other offerings of Eisenberg, Weiss and PELL that I have for you here in my shop.
Comes in a gift box and a Lux presentation bag for gifting to a friend. (or yourself)
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