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Quarrelsome Cat Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Retro Cat Pin in Harlequin Design (SOLD)

 A lovely bright red sparkly laminate has been used for the front of this Cat Brooch with contrasting black for the eyes are ear details.   Traditionally this Lea Stein design is known as the 'Quarrelsome' cat and it is a little larger in size than Lea Stein's other Cat designs.  This particular example has a really fabulous Harelquin pattern.  Pleasing shades of green grey, gold, ivory, teal and red make up with pattern.  This characterful cat has black eyes are ears with a touch of sparkle to them too!  This brooch measures approximately 3.25 ins by 2ins 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

Colours: green grey, gold, ivory, teal, black and red

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Quarrelsome Cat Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Retro Cat Pin in Harlequin Design (SOLD)
Quarrelsome Cat Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Retro Cat Pin in Harlequin Design (SOLD) Quarrelsome Cat Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Retro Cat Pin in Harlequin Design (SOLD) Quarrelsome Cat Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Retro Cat Pin in Harlequin Design (SOLD) Quarrelsome Cat Brooch by Lea Stein of Paris - Retro Cat Pin in Harlequin Design (SOLD)

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