Eisenberg Original in sterling silver was produced from 1943-1944, rendering examples of these early signed Eisenberg pieces relatively rare and exceedingly collectible. Design, materials and workmanship are of the highest quality, as was the standard at this revered company. It's colorful history is revealed and sometimes embellished in the many research and reference books available. Suffice it to say that Eisenberg has always been a leader in the fashion jewelry business -- it's name synonymous with the finest faux.
The brooch presented, in a floral spray motif, consists of two layers -- the top piece attached via "hook and eye" construction. Larger chaton rhinestones are heavy prong set while smaller accent or "ribbon" stones are cup set. Magnificent foliage furls around shoots of blossoms, all embellished with sparkling rhinestones.
The brooch measures approximately 2 3/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Large chatons are about 5 millimeters. Weight of the brooch is a substantial approximate 38 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All sterling silver settings and sections free from improper dents or bends. All connections / soldering / attachments secure. Although unpolished, the sterling maintains a lustrous silver glow. Pin mechanism strong and secure. All rhinestones intact. A few of the larger chatons show some faint hints of dimming while the small accent stones have faded a bit from age / use. Please keep in mind that the brooch has been enjoyed for seven decades. and while it shows some aging, the presentation remains impressive. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed: "Eisenberg ORIGINAL" and "STERL". It dates circa 1943-44.
Be an original with an original. From Eisenberg. At Cody's.
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