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Fox in Scarlet Red - Lea Stein Fox Brooch (SOLD)

Patterned in  bright red with an effect like vintage watermarked silk fabric,  this black eyed Fox brooch is an iconic piece from the Parisian Jewellery designer, Lea Stein.  It has been really hard to capture the true colour of this fabulous brooch as the laminate has such a shine to it that the colour appears to alter depending on the light and the background.  It is a rich tomato red and the colour has a pearly shine which has a glow in places.  The 3-D Fox brooches were first designed in the 1960s and are as popular now as they were back then.  This Fox pin is made from cellulose acetate and is a fabulous item of costume jewellery and a real statement brooch for your wardrobe or collection.

This contemporary Fox brooch measures almost 4 inches by 2.5 inches at its widest parts and has the traditional white metal Lea Stein pin back with a roll-over type fastener. The piece is signed - 'Lea Stein, Paris'.   The reverse of this brooch has an interesting very fine white stripe shiny laminate which is like an overlay on the red and alters the colour to an unusual shade of brown.  This is a most popular design in the range of brooches 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 - New

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid
Colour: Red, Black 

Fox in Scarlet Red - Lea Stein Fox Brooch (SOLD)
Fox in Scarlet Red - Lea Stein Fox Brooch (SOLD) Fox in Scarlet Red - Lea Stein Fox Brooch (SOLD) Fox in Scarlet Red - Lea Stein Fox Brooch (SOLD) Fox in Scarlet Red - Lea Stein Fox Brooch (SOLD)

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