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Great Gatsby Art Deco Lady Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Corolle Pin (SOLD)

This Flapper girl brooch looks as if she dates from the 1920s but she is a contemporary design from the famous Paris factory of Lea Stein.  Known as ' Corolle' this lady pin has a  red and white spotted collar like a half flower and a neat little bathing cap type hat.  Her face is ivory with a black star for her eye and sparkly details to finish the design at the side of her hat.  In shades of red and white with silver this brooch is eye catching.  Made from cellulose acetate or rhodoid the pin is very light and easy to wear and will sit well on all fabrics.  Thje reverse of this brooch has a silver tone metal pin with the all important Lea Stein Paris signature and the laminate on the reverse is patterned in green, white and red marbling.  This retro brooch is in excellent condition and measures 6.5 cms by 4.5 cms at its widest points.

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

Great Gatsby Art Deco Lady Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Corolle Pin  (SOLD)

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