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A Lady the Scarlett O'Hara or Ballerina Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris

Figural brooches by Lea Stein are collected and adored.  Some are so good she named them twice! This particular brooch is Scarlett O'Hara heroine of the movie 'Gone with the Wind'.  This pin is also known as the ' Ballerina '.  In this example our girl is seen on pointed toes, wearing a huge picture hat and with her arms outstretched.  Our lady is dancing and her pose proves it!  So is she Scarlett or is she a ballerina?  It is up to you to decide.  Whatever you think you will adore her bright blue outfit with bright scarlet red bow detail.  In this example the girl has a white face, hands and legs.  The Lea Stein name is on the wishbone shaped back pin and the brooch is made of laminated celluloid acetate or rhodoid material.  A contemporary brooch, this example measures 2.5 inches by almost 3 inches.
Lea Stein's brooches always sit beautifully and the lightness of the plastics ensure they are suitable for your lighter fabrics like linen but they are equally at home on the lapel of a heavy winter coat.  This vintage style brooch 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.   Here is a little more information about Lea Stein and her fabulous and whimsical jewellery.....

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

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent - New

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

£72.00
A Lady the Scarlett O'Hara or Ballerina Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris
A Lady the Scarlett O'Hara or Ballerina Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris A Lady the Scarlett O'Hara or Ballerina Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris A Lady the Scarlett O'Hara or Ballerina Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris A Lady the Scarlett O'Hara or Ballerina Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris

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