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LEA STEIN King Penguin Brooch - Yellow face and Red Flippers! (Sold)

A cute and quirky vintage inspired brooch which is just the thing to cheer up winter days when worn on the lapel of your snuggly coat!  Here is a King Penguin Brooch by the celebrated Parisian Jewellery designer - Lea Stein.  Made of layers of cellulose acetate this smart bird brooch is sure to raise a smile.  This brooch measures a little under 3.5 inches by 1.5 inches at its tallest and widest parts.   All of Lea Stein's wonderful jewellery creations are hand assembled so no two are ever the same.  Our yellow faced bird pin has an ivory coloured body with black wings, eye and beak whilst his face is bright yellow and he has a red neck and flippers.

This collectable retro style brooch has the wishbone shaped white metal pin with roll over 'c' clasp bearing the 'Lea Stein Paris' mark.    Lea Stein's brooches always sit beautifully and the lightness of the plastics ensure they are suitable for your lighter fabrics like linen but they are equally at home on the lapel of a heavy winter coat.  This vintage style brooch 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.   Here is a little more information about Lea Stein and her fabulous and whimsical jewellery.....

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.


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 - Yellow face and Red Flippers! (Sold)

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