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A Lea Stein Flower Brooch - Vintage 1980s Flower Pin

This is a very unusual 3-D  floral brooch from the French Designer Lea Stein.  The Fabulous Flower is a Vintage one dating to around the 1980s. This designer brooch is made from cellulose acetate or Rhodoid and is very light and easy to wear.  It features a single four petalled turquoise blue flower on a bright shiny teal blue stem. There are two golden brown leaves with a craquelure effect with one teal blue leaf behind it. The open bloom also has a  craquelure effect in a shiny turquoise colour.  Each of the components from the flower to the leaves has been created by layering the cellulose acetate which gives depth to the design. This flower brooch measures just over 3 inches by 1.5 inches 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.


Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent 

Decade: 1980s

Era: Late 20th Century

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

Colours: Teal Blue, Turquoise Blue, Golden Brown

A Lea Stein Flower Brooch - Vintage 1980s Flower Pin
A Lea Stein Flower Brooch - Vintage 1980s Flower Pin A Lea Stein Flower Brooch - Vintage 1980s Flower Pin A Lea Stein Flower Brooch - Vintage 1980s Flower Pin A Lea Stein Flower Brooch - Vintage 1980s Flower Pin

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