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Vintage Crystal & Rhinestone Brooch Possibly Unsigned Pennino

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    Posted 13 days ago

    plein-air-…
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    I recently bought this brooch online! I am definitely attracted to clear crystal and rhinestone creations. Not much money as it is not signed and when purchased missing a few tiny rhinestones. I felt the design was in the style of Pennino. No signature so all a guess. Measurements 2 and 1/4" tall by 1 and 1/2" wide.
    Last picture is from Judith Miller's Costume Jewelry showing similar Pennino brooches.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Broochman Broochman, 12 days ago
      It's stunning!! I know just a tiny bit about Pennino. From what I see, I would say that you have an Eisenberg brooch. They used open back crystals and the rhinestone ribbons are definitely their signature. If you read up on their history, they're was a time where they didn't sign their jewelry. Either way it's a very beautiful brooch! :)
    2. Newfld Newfld, 12 days ago
      Gorgeous vintage brooch, in the design I am seeing a wedding bouquet - just lovely!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 12 days ago
      Wonderful brooch, more beautiful than the others!
    4. plein-air-painter, 12 days ago
      Ken, Eisenberg! Hadn't thought of that, but makes perfect sense. Will try to find more early Eisenberg images and learn a bit more about them.
      Newfld, I agree, it does look like a bouquet! Maybe that's why I was attracted to it.
      Elizabethan, Thank you for the compliment.
      Also thanks for Malkey, fortapache, AdeleC, and aura for the loves.
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 9 days ago
      Maureen, the first maker to come to mind was Eisenberg!
      Ken has many beautiful Eisenberg pieces, and he has dated a couple for me. So he knows his Eisenberg.This is a a lovely old piece, reminds me of Old Hollywood...Timeless!
      I, too, love Eisenberg, I would love to get my hands on some Eisenberg Originals, especially their figural pieces, but, alas, they run into 4 figures! Takes all the fun out of it.
      Check out Bluboi’s wonderful Eisenberg figurals! She has Piggy goes to Market, The Mermaid, Puss in Boots, and a Can-Can Dancer!! Eisenberg made a Ram figural I would give anything to have..( being Aries)
    6. plein-air-painter, 9 days ago
      Hi Eileen, I'm following Bluboi and just went and looked up the figurals. They are outstanding. I have seen the ram figural in one of the lots of the Southeby's auction catalog of Marilyn Alsdorf's costume collection. Love those old Eisenbergs. I'm with you, wish I could find them. (sigh)

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