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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I thought I would post four of my Eisenberg figurals, as they are amazing, high quality jewelry and a couple are fairly rare.

    Eisenberg & Sons, Inc., the parent company, was started as a perfume and clothing company in 1914. It had mixed success and during the late 1930s the company added a line of jewelry as accessories to its clothing (in order to increase sales). Pinned to the garment in a blue velvet box labeled “Eisenberg & Sons Originals,” the jewelry pieces were such an immediate success, they were more desired than the dresses themselves. The company, Eisenberg Jewelry, Inc. was officially established in 1940.

    The Eisenberg Company used quite a variety of marks over the years. Each of these marks can be used to help identify the dates of each piece., though marks and the dates they were used tend to overlap. For more information on marks, consult the Collectors Weekly write-up on Eisenberg.

    Photo 1: Piggy Goes to Market -- one of the rarest of the Eisenberg figurals and designed by Ruth Kamke for the Eaves Company, though sold by Eisenberg. This is a fur clip of a pig dressed in a bonnet and shawl, with a gorgeous enamel, rhinestone and faux turquoise cabochons, carrying a trembler basket full of enameled flowers hanging from one arm, gold wash over sterling, 3-1/2". Marked Eisenberg Original and designed in 1941.

    Photo 2: Puss 'N Boots -- another of the more rare figurals, this fur clip is marked Eisenberg Original, and most likely dates to the early 1940s. A stern cat in high boots with spurs, carrying an elaborate hat and sword, with large red Swarovski rhinestones and faux turquoise cabochons; gold wash over sterling, 3 5/8"

    Photo 3: Mermaid -- Possibly modeled after a brooch made by Verdura made in gold with opals, pearls and diamonds, who called it a "Naiad Clip." This Eisenberg mermaid was advertised in a 1946 Vogue magazine and came in a variety of colors (in addition to the lovely blue, you could find it in topaz, pink, red, green). This brooch has a large oval faceted rhinestone and matching faceted crystal beads; gold wash over sterling. You may find it with red painted mouth and nails, though Ruth Kamke told me she did not design it that way. Mine is marked Eisenberg Sterling and the initial N (which is the stone-setter mark). She is 3 inches tall.

    Photo 4: Can-Can Dancer -- Lively dancer in gold wash over sterling and set with red Swarovski rhinestones. The dancer series by Eisenberg is circa dated 1944. She is marked Eisenberg Sterling and is 3 3/4" tall.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      These are great! :-))))))
    2. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      You are FAST! Thank you!
    3. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      Thank you Valentino and Ms. CrystalShip. There was a reproduction made of the mermaid. It is much larger and quite ugly, but one needs to be careful. If you look at photo 6 in this album, you can see the two side-by-side:
    4. Enameled_Beetle, 6 years ago
      Beautiful pieces!
    5. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      Oh wow!! I have no words... amazing!
    6. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      All of them are so wonderful! I wonder if I will ever come across them. Thank you for sharing!!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Fantastic! As usual, very informative write up and link :-)
      Thank you Bluboi!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago

    9. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      Thanks everyone for your comments and loves.
    10. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      Yes, I was lucky enough to speak directly with Ruth. She is a delight and so generous in sharing information. My mermaid was stolen and I needed to get some very specific information to provide to the police. My very good friend and Eisenbrg expert Bobye Syverson (may she rest in peace), connected me to Ruth.
    11. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      I was fortunately able to get my mermaid back. It was put up for sale within 5 days of it being stolen and I purchased it. Unfortunately, there was no way of bringing the thief to justice.
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      So nice. One piece and they just get better from there!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Hello, these are fun and beautiful! I just red your answer in another post, quite some time ago, on Myra Ikora and the Myra Kristall. You gave examples on different color beads you have seen. I have recently posted a necklace that I wonder about. Have no experience in glass though but have seen necklaces with simplar clasps that have been said to be Myra Glass beads. I don't know if they are right though. The beads on my necklace looks hand made but other than that I have no knowledge. If you have the time and feel up to it, I would be most thankful if you could have a look at my post and give me your thought on this. Even if it is not Myra ofcourse :)
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thank you for your excelent answer!
    15. raven3766 raven3766, 4 years ago
      I would love to have these, they are gorgeous.
    16. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi Bluboi! I don't know if you are still receiving alerts from CW when someone comments...
      Anyway, I give a try here!
      I'm seeking for your help about identification of my "mysterious maker" with the "etruscan urn" maker's mark.
      It appears "The Parisian Diamond Company" had in their advertisements many of same pieces of my mysterious maker!
      Maybe you could spread this post in your jewelry community, which has more sleuthing skills than I have?

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