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Lea Stein - King Penguin Brooch signed Lea Stein,Paris (SOLD)

What a smart chap this Penguin is.  His red flashed chest, black wings and cream body make him look as if he is all dressed up in his dinner suit ready to go to a posh do! This is another lovely and quirky contemporary design by the esteemed french jewellery designer Lea Stein.  All of her animal pins have a real sense of humour and this one is delightful! Made of layered celluloid acetate or rhoidoid the brooch is light and easy to wear on all fabrics. Every Lea Stein brooch is hand assembled and good use is made of all the little scraps as can be seen when viewing the reverse of the brooch where there is the traditional 'v' shaped metal pin signed 'Lea Stein, Paris'.  The dimensions of this brooch are 3.5 inches by around 1.5 inches so it is sure to get noticed!  The Lea Stein story is a most interesting one .... 

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

Lea Stein - King Penguin Brooch signed Lea Stein,Paris (SOLD)

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