Eisenberg's phenomenal sterling years circa 1943-1948, produced some of it's most endearing and enduring jewelry. Of substantial weight and substance, pieces were exquisitely crafted in sterling silver and set with art glass and rhinestones of the best quality. Along with the trusted Eisenberg name, most included a stone setter's mark.
The sterling silver fur clip presented, circa mid 1940s, features a cascade of blazing ruby red colored chaton rhinestones and soothing turquoise or teal colored chaton and marquise rhinestones. Arc and trailing ribbons are pave set with sparkling clear chaton rhinestones. Classic in design with a hint of art moderne, Eisenberg's mastery of showpiece jewelry is clearly evident. Costume at it's best.
The clip measures a generous 3 inches x 2 inches with a 5/16 inch profile or height. Teal marquises are approximately 15 millimeters x 7 millimeters; ruby red chatons, 8 millimeters. Weight of the clip is a hefty 50 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact with no chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Colors are as created with no off, cloudy or dead stones. All pave set rhinestones uniformly clear and brilliant. No dents or improper bends to sterling. All soldering secure. This is a two piece clip with secure hook and eye attachment construction. Two prong shafts remain sharp. Guard intact, holding prongs in place. Clip mechanism secure with snap shut closure. Sterling silver remains lustrous. No polishing or abrasive cleaning done. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs / no issues. One of the cleanest and most pristine clips we've seen. Truly magnificent.
The clip is signed on reverse of body: "Eisenberg" and "STERLING". There is also an "A" and a "2" in different locations -- most likely a stone setter(s) identification. The clip mechanism is also signed "STERLING". Circa 1940s.
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