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Red Lea Stein Art Deco Style Cat and Ball Brooch (SOLD) by Lea Stein of Paris

Here we have a gorgeous Art Deco Retro Style Cat with Ball pin from Lea Stein of Paris.  This new brooch is in a most striking colour way using a Black and White Mod 1960's slab background.  The cat on this brooch is bright red in colour and the 3-D ball is in a Ivory cream colour.  This stylish brooch measures approximately 2.75 inches by 1.5 inches at its widest parts and has the traditional Lea Stein pin back with a roll-over type fastener.  The reverse of this pin has three random colours - a burgundy colour  with a tweed effect for the cat contrasting with darker designs.   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.


Designer or Brand: Lea Stein, Paris

Condition: Excellent - New

Decade: Current

Era: Contemporary Retro

Type: Brooch

Material: Plastic Laminate Rhodoid

Red Lea Stein Art Deco Style Cat and Ball Brooch (SOLD)  by Lea Stein of Paris

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