This vintage Eisenberg Originals fur clip, patented in 1942, is imposing in size and chock full of round, marquise and square cut diamante rhinestones that create a dazzling display of delight. The shape is intriguing, it reminds me of a stylized interpretation of a treble clef and it is entirely covered in diamantes. This is a rare piece, there are only 19 patents for Eisenberg Original fur clips and this patent number, 131,479, was approved on March 3, 1942. This is most certainly a Ruth Kamke design, according to online sources, she created almost all the post 1939 Eisenberg Originals and this fanciful design is typical of her artistic sensibility. Florence Nathan was the assistant to, and wife of, one of the owners the company and she filed all the patents. This fur clip is a most impressive example of early Eisenberg jewelry and is in wonderful vintage condition. There is a minimal amount of wear to the pot metal, it has attained a fine, pewter looking patina. The rhinestones retain their brilliance with slight signs of aging and one that has darkened and one that has yellowed and that may be a replacement. The fur clip is signed Eisenberg Original and has the stone setter's mark 7 in a circle and it measures 4.5 inches by 2.125 inches. This piece was featured in the 1942 Eisenberg ad pictured, courtesy of my wonderful friend, and Eisenberg historian, Bobye Syverson. If true vintage treasures make your heart palpitate and your mouth go dry this fur clip is for you.
Note: This case is a shop prop and is not included but the fur clip will come in a gift box.