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Lea Stein - Rare Vintage 1970s Geometric Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris

This unusual rectangular layered brooch is the work of Parisian designer Lea Stein. The colours used to make this wonderful, sculptural pin include a very deep burgundy pink with black, grey and white and the laminates have a micro dot effect. This brooch is made of layered celluloid acetate or rhodoid.  The brooch has lots of layers making it almost half an inch thick at its deepest point and a little over 3 inches in length and 1 inch wide. This is a super design of a rectangle with a central circle almost with an Art Deco feel to it. This is a vintage brooch possibly around the 1970s period. The reverse has the usual Lea Stein signature on a white metal guarded pin. This piece is offered in excellent condition.  More usually Lea Stein is known for her animals 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.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent - As New

Decade: 1970s

Era: True vintage

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

£78.00
Lea Stein - Rare Vintage 1970s Geometric Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris
Lea Stein - Rare Vintage 1970s Geometric Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris Lea Stein - Rare Vintage 1970s Geometric Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris Lea Stein - Rare Vintage 1970s Geometric Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris Lea Stein - Rare Vintage 1970s Geometric Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris

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