Eisenberg Original Emerald Green Dress Clip
This huge dress clip was produced by the American company, Eisenberg. Their pieces are very sought after by collectors and this big clip, with its Art Deco styling, is a particularly good example of their work. The clip is stamped Eisenberg Original, dating it to the years between 1935 and 1945.
This massive dress clip features beautiful emerald green and clear paste gems, all in very good condition, arranged in a typcially Art Deco geometric pattern. Pretty, round, rhinestones form the perimeter and help the clip to sparkle.
Stamped 'Eisenberg ORIGINAL' on the clip. Quite weighty, this dress clip would work well on heavier fabrics - the pronged clip was designed to grip well. The hinged clip still opens and closes well.
Eisenberg and Sons began life as a clothing company. They introduced costume jewellery to compliment their clothing designs but the jewellery soon became the more popular of the two and the company turned their focus fully to costume jewellery. They signed their first pieces 'Eisenberg Original'. These were produced between the mid 1930s and the mid 1940s. During the war years and up to 1948 they also produced some pieces in silver, which were marked 'Eisenberg Sterling'.
Dating other pieces can be confusing because they introduced the 'Eisenberg Ice' range in the late 1940s, used it until approximately 1952 then stopped marking most pieces. After 1970 they again began to mark pieces with 'Eisenberg Ice'.
Their jewellery is admired and collected because of its fine craftsmanship and high quality crystal-set designs.