E20291 green enameled and clear rhinestone fur clip. This combination of silver- and gold-tone metal and clear rhinestones is truly heavenly. The center flower motif is surrounded by buds and a ribbon winds through it. Marks: From 1958 to 1970 many pieces were marked, but many were not. Solomon Finkelstein started manufacturing jewelry for retail in 1939; changed company name to Deja Costume Jewelry.
It is sterling and not very big. Karl Eisenberg, the next generation, took over the company in 1969 and in the 1970s he oversaw production of one of the most popular lines of jewelry in Eisenberg's history. The clip has excellent tension. The words Eisenberg Ice was used in script letters. The Artist Series was designed by many of the leading artists of the period including Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso.
To my knowledge he is no longer active in the day-to-day operation of the company. I collect the old ads for the Eisenberg jewelry and they are wonderful for helping to date when a piece was made. Firm eventually closed due to Renoir's enforcement of copyright laws info from Copper Art Jewelry by Matthew Burkholz Ramsey, Laura c. It sometimes takes a highly skilled collector to tell a real Eisenberg from a fake, which only adds to the challenge of finding an actual Eisenberg costume jewelry piece. These sites are included in the reference section at the end of this article. Photo courtesy Kathryn of the-vintage-jewelry-advisor.
The jewelry was so appealing that retailers had a difficult time preventing it from being stolen from the clothing. Families pass Eisenberg pieces down, from generation to generation. Share this post Message Please note, comments must be approved before they are published. After thirty-five years in business, the Eisenberg company began to use jewelry to decorate their clothing and also convey a more complete look that made the clothing more desirable. In time, however, the beauty and quality of these jewelry pieces was so fine that it soon overwhelmed the design and beauty of the dresses. I'm sure you'll find many places to put this wonderful piece. Maison Chanel had closed in France 1940 due to German Occupation, but raised objections to the use of the name.
Their clothing tends to be overlooked as their jewelry is what they are known for - but the clothes were as well made and stylish as the jewelry. The block E was used circa 1960. The jewelry was selling so well, the company no longer needed to sell dresses. Rhinestones, imported from Czechoslovakia and Austria were used specifically to add glitter and color to each piece. . Bow and flower sprays, cascading rhinestone displays, and flowers were some of the more popular patterns.
He also said that while he knew there were massive private collections of Eisenberg pieces, the company itself had not, for the most part, saved pieces for its own archive. The glue used was a space-age adhesive once used to adhere a propeller to an engine, so you can imagine that the rhinestones will stay put! March 1966 Rader, Pauline Mark: Pauline Rader Photo courtesy Laura Libio. Mainly, Swarovski rhinestones were selected in white as well as in a small variety of colors. Each of these marks can be used to help identify the dates of each piece. In her last year of high school, Ruth began putting together a portfolio of her own designs. This is heavy for the small size of the clip.
Description: Eisenberg Floral Wreath Brooch - Done in all clear rhinestones, this uses large dentelle cut rounds alternating with pear shaped rhinestones, with a paved crescent moon shape over one side of the rounds that is topped with pave set petals. Marks and the dates they were used tend to overlap. The popularity of these pieces exceeded interest in non-Christmas pieces. The line, which met with limited success due to the high cost of production reflected in the pricing, was begun again around 2000, and continues to this day, with these pieces now being marked with the traditional Eisenberg Ice plaque that is seen on all the rest of the pieces. Unique Eisenberg Jewelry Colors and Designs Typically, Eisenberg vintage jewelry emphasized bold designs and distinct color combinations. Has one large round clear stone and then has two emerald shape , then lots of different sizes of round stones.
This wonderful informative new book is a reference must, and it can be ordered at from Judith herself! Some sets used the circle clasp that opened in the center for safety and easy closure. I like the mermaid with blue beads even better! We had pins made; they were outsourced and then would be put on our clothes. Pieces made with sterling silver are highly prized and sought after, especially the matched sets of necklaces and earrings. Description: Eisenberg Dark Blue and Clear Rhinestone Clip Earrings - Wowee! The lush stones are just brilliant and the different sizes and shapes add to the beauty of this unusual piece, circa 1940. I am told it is Bakelite. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill.
Their pieces are considered to be some of the finest costume jewelry made in the 1930s and 1940s. But as far as Eisenberg was concerned, you just looked at the piece and you know where it was coming from. Eisenberg unsigned butterfly pin about 2 inches across. E19833 brooch from the 1994 series. Pictures just don't do these justice.
The history of Eisenberg Jewelry is an interesting one with an unusual beginning. Signed Eisenberg in small block letters. However, for some reason, many pieces were simply marked with the letter E during the late 1940s and into the early fifties. Clip mechanisms, heavy silvertone plating is probably rhodium. Some clips were intended to be sewn into a garment and were sold in pairs joined by chains. Animals were also Eisenberg favorites. A less frequent combination is one that would include a mix of colors.