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Dragonfly Fairy by Lea Stein - Pink Sparkle Dress (SOLD)

This gorgeous Fairy brooch is the work of Lea Stein of Paris and is a contemporary design introduced in the last few years.  The black haired fairy has a bob hairstyle like a 1920's flapper! She stands on her tip toes and appears to be whispering a secret to you from behind her cupped hand!  She has been made of layers of  laminated cellulose acetate.  Her wings are red striped but they encapsulate real fabric in their layers. . The simplest way to see what kind of fabric is within the dragonfly style wings is to turn the piece over and you can see the lame foiled material with its gold threads. Her floaty frock is in a pink sparkle glitter effect. Her creamy flesh has a lined effect which has the appearance of ivory.  Standing a little over 3 inches tall this Fairy brooch will delight you. I occasionally secure her 'sister' with Butterfly shaped wings so do take a look. Back to this brooch...to the reverse it has a white metal pin bearing the 'Lea Stein, Paris' mark and it fastens with a roll over type clasp.  Lea Stein is welll known for her vintage brooches and vintage jewellery and this is her story...

 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 - New

Decade: Current

Subject: Fairy, Fairies 

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

Dragonfly Fairy by Lea Stein - Pink Sparkle Dress (SOLD)
Dragonfly Fairy by Lea Stein - Pink Sparkle Dress (SOLD) Dragonfly Fairy by Lea Stein - Pink Sparkle Dress (SOLD) Dragonfly Fairy by Lea Stein - Pink Sparkle Dress (SOLD) Dragonfly Fairy by Lea Stein - Pink Sparkle Dress (SOLD)

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