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A LEA STEIN Eagle Bird Brooch - Black and Cream Bird Pin

I believe this is an Eagle Brooch although I have dubbed him a Blackbird Pin for obvious reasons. This is the first example I have owned of this style of brooch and it’s no surprise that it’s the work of celebrated Parisian jewelry designer Lea Stein!  This striking Eagle Bird pin in jet black with an ivory cream beak is so stylish. The stand out “beady eye” is layered in the typical Lea Stein way giving it the appearance of natural horn - the colours in layers are grey, brown and cream. Made from layers of rhodoid this bird is a collectable item for anyone who loves Lea Stein’s jewellery, Bird Brooches, or bakelite and other plastic jewellery.  The Black Eagle Bird measures 8 cms from the back of his head  to the tip of his beak, 4 cms from the top of his head to the lower edge  and the beady eye ( which adds a 3-D effect) has a diameter of 1 cm.  This collectable retro style brooch has the wishbone shaped white metal pin with roll over 'c' clasp bearing the 'Lea Stein Paris' mark.    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 today.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent

Subject Bird, birds, Eagle, blackbird

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

Colour: black, cream, grey, brown

£78.00
A LEA STEIN Eagle  Bird Brooch - Black and Cream Bird Pin
A LEA STEIN Eagle  Bird Brooch - Black and Cream Bird Pin A LEA STEIN Eagle  Bird Brooch - Black and Cream Bird Pin A LEA STEIN Eagle  Bird Brooch - Black and Cream Bird Pin A LEA STEIN Eagle  Bird Brooch - Black and Cream Bird Pin

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