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A Lea Stein Sleepy Cat Brooch - Bronze Cat with Black and Ivory Inlays

Here we have a gorgeous Cat pin from Lea Stein of Paris.  A classic Gomina the Sleeping Cat design.  A cat just waking from a doze and peeping out from behind her curled tail!  This new brooch is in a most interesting colour way.  A Black laminate inset with random 'c bronze lines and patches.   The stark contrast of Ivory coloured inlays for the pointed ears and the almond-shaped eyes adds real character to this lovely cat brooch. The reverse of the brooch is plain black for the body but with the same colour as the front for the face and one ear. This Cat brooch measures approximately 3 inches by 2 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.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent - New

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

Colours:  Black, Bronze, Ivory

£68.00
A Lea Stein Sleepy Cat Brooch - Bronze Cat with Black and Ivory Inlays
A Lea Stein Sleepy Cat Brooch - Bronze Cat with Black and Ivory Inlays A Lea Stein Sleepy Cat Brooch - Bronze Cat with Black and Ivory Inlays A Lea Stein Sleepy Cat Brooch - Bronze Cat with Black and Ivory Inlays A Lea Stein Sleepy Cat Brooch - Bronze Cat with Black and Ivory Inlays

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