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Kandinsky style fox brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (SOLD)

Here is an amazing abstract print fox pin.  The pattern has green,white, blue, yellow, mauve, orange and  pink random rectangles all over it.  The colour palette and the painterly style are reminiscent of the Bauhaus artist Wassily Kandinsky. So here we have the best of both worlds a piece of jewellery designed by a famous Parisian artist; who in her way is paying homage to a world-renowned painter and teacher, Kandinsky! This black eyed Fox brooch - an iconic piece from the Parisian Jewellery designer, Lea Stein - is one of the most popular of all her designs.  From its introduction in the late 1960s to date this Fox brooch will always delight in its many varieties and colourways.   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 Lea Stein pin back with a roll-over type fastener.  The reverse of the brooch is finished in a marbled blue laminate. The piece is signed - 'Lea Stein, Paris'. This is a most distinctive jewel 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

Kandinsky style fox brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (SOLD)
Kandinsky style fox brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (SOLD) Kandinsky style fox brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (SOLD) Kandinsky style fox brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (SOLD) Kandinsky style fox brooch by Lea Stein of Paris (SOLD)

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