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Lea Stein of Paris Green Fairy - Sparkly Dragonfly Shaped Wings (SOLD)

This gorgeous Fairy brooch is the work of Lea Stein of Paris and is a contemporary design introduced in the last few years.  The black haired fairy has a bob hairstyle like a 1920's flapper! She stands on her tip toes and appears to be whispering a secret to you from behind her cupped hand!  She has been made of layers of green laminated cellulose acetate with loads of shimmery sparkly silver glitter flecks used to decorate the dragonfly style wings.  Her floaty frock is green with criss crossed flecks of silver which is real fish net lace encapsulated in the layers.  Her creamy flesh has a realistic lined effect which has the appearance of ivory.  Standing a little over 3 inches tall this Fairy brooch will delight you!  I also have her 'sister' with Butterfly shaped wings so do take a look. Back to this brooch...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.


Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent - New

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

Lea Stein of Paris Green Fairy - Sparkly Dragonfly Shaped Wings  (SOLD)

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