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Lea Stein of Paris - Cicada Brooch - Art Deco Revival (SOLD)

This bold and stylish Cicada brooch is the work of Lea Stein of Paris and is a contemporary design inspired by the Art Deco era with a bit of Glam Rock thrown in for good measure! This fabulous bug pin is cleverly constructed to give  a 3-D effect. It’s a true “Glitter Bug”! So what is going on here? First we have a bold geometric shape and Bakelite style blocked plastic to create the big black bug eyes and red and black head. The wings have sandwiched layers -  the top in glitter silver, the middle black to contrast with a thin layer of gold glitter and a black base to the reverse. Measuring  3.5 inches long, 1.5 inches at its widest point and standing up three quarters of an inch from its back Pin this sure is a serious insect! To the reverse it has a white metal pin bearing the 'Lea Stein, Paris' mark and it fastens with a roll over type clasp.  Lea Stein is welll known for her vintage brooches and vintage jewellery and this is her story...

 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

£85.00
Apologies, THIS ITEM IS SOLD.
Lea Stein of Paris - Cicada Brooch - Art Deco Revival  (SOLD)
Lea Stein of Paris - Cicada Brooch - Art Deco Revival  (SOLD) Lea Stein of Paris - Cicada Brooch - Art Deco Revival  (SOLD) Lea Stein of Paris - Cicada Brooch - Art Deco Revival  (SOLD) Lea Stein of Paris - Cicada Brooch - Art Deco Revival  (SOLD)

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