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A Lea Stein Classic Car Brooch in Glitter Silver and Black Vintage Vehicle Pin

Here we have a marvellous pin in the form of a limo, a very posh vehicle indeed!  This vintage vehicle is so much fun.  It is a real roadster with its classic shape, realistic wheels and glittery running board and headlight. This Limousine Car pin from Lea Stein of Paris has a touch of old Hollywood glamour about it. The perfect piece for your lapel or hat if you love an old fashioned car!  This new brooch has real silver glitter on its running board with black for the vehicle. The 3-D "super wheels" ,in black and white with circular layers, make the car look like its moving. The reverse is most interesting too.  Collectors will know that Lea Stein's work sometimes uses random laminates on the brooch reverse. Such a good thing which eliminates waste and adds to the unique nature of each hand- finished pin. On here there is a patterned laminate in brown and green with an abstract foliate pattern - most unusual and not a laminate I have ever seen on the front of a Lea Stein brooch in all my years of dealing and collecting them!   This Car brooch measures approximately 2.75 inches by 1 inch at its widest parts and has the traditional Lea Stein pin back with a roll-over type fastener.  The piece is signed - 'Lea Stein, Paris'. This is a contemporary design from Lea Stein who is famed for her jewellery, particularly her animal designs which have featured cats, foxes, dogs, birds and many other things over her history. 

Now for that history - 

LEA STEIN  was born in Paris in 1931 and worked as a dress designer. She began making her now famous Jewellery when her  husband, Fernand Steinberger, ( a Plastics Chemist ) discovered a process of laminating cellulose acetate to create a unique range of colours & patterns.
Buttons for her frocks were their first products; followed by brooches, bangles and earrings. The factory was forced to close in the 1980’s but has since re-opened much to the relief of costume jewellery collectors and Lea Stein fans. Lea Stein loves to produce designs based on animals and flowers. Now she is quite an elderly lady but still introduces a couple of new designs each year.
Each brooch has the trademark ‘V’ shaped pin on the back and is signed: ‘LEA STEIN PARIS’. The manufacturing process used means that no two pieces are exactly alike. The fabulous designs, the ease of wearing and their quirky appeal are just some of the reasons why they are so collected around the world today.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent - New

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

Subject: Vehicles, Car, Cars, Limousine, Limo, Vintage Car

Colours: Black. 

£78.00
A  Lea Stein Classic  Car Brooch  in Glitter Silver and Black Vintage Vehicle Pin
A  Lea Stein Classic  Car Brooch  in Glitter Silver and Black Vintage Vehicle Pin A  Lea Stein Classic  Car Brooch  in Glitter Silver and Black Vintage Vehicle Pin A  Lea Stein Classic  Car Brooch  in Glitter Silver and Black Vintage Vehicle Pin A  Lea Stein Classic  Car Brooch  in Glitter Silver and Black Vintage Vehicle Pin

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