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Lea Stein Brooch - Red and Purple Flower Pot (SOLD)

This is a very jolly brooch from the French Designer Lea Stein.  The brooch is made from cellulose acetate or Rhodoid and is very light and easy to wear.  It features two flower blooms in a bright red pot with cream leaves. The red bloom has a  crackled pink centre so does the purple flower.  Each of the daisy  flowers has a marble type finish, achieved by layering the cellulose acetate which gives depth to the design. This flower pot brooch measures approximately 5.5 by 4.5 cms at its widest parts and has the traditional Lea Stein pin back with a roll-over type fastener.  The piece is signed - 'Lea Stein, Paris'. This is a contemporary design 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.

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent - New

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

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Apologies, THIS ITEM IS SOLD.
Lea Stein Brooch - Red and Purple Flower Pot (SOLD)

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