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Hat and Cane Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (Sold)

This is a fun brooch.  A Hat and Cane by Lea Stein. The hat with a wide brim and a decorative bow; the cane with a crook top to it.  This collectable brooch is made from layers and layers of Rhodoid and is light and easy to wear.  Colours used are red for the crook of the cane and black for the body of the cane.  The hat itself has a sparkly rim and a top and bow in a abalone coloured laminate effect.  The cane is 3 inches in length and the hat has a diameter of 1.5 inches. to the reverse there is a silver tone back plate marked Lea Stein, Paris and the brooch fastens with a secure roll over type clasp.

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

Hat and Cane Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (Sold)

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