Lovely 1970s Designer Lea Stein Fox Figural Brooch- New!

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SKU #1676


Length:    4 inches + 10.2 cm 

Widest Point:  2 inches  + 5.10 cm



* Collectable 1970s fox brooch

* Fox shape in mottled pastel colours

* Distinctive v-shaped metal clasp inscribed with 'Lea Stein Paris'

Léa Stein is a French artist and accessories maker, known for her compressed plastic buttons, brooches, rings and bracelets.

Stein entered the fashion industry in 1957 working in textiles, and by 1965 had developed an interest in plastic. Lea encouraged her husband, Fernand Steinberger, (who was a chemist ) to develop a process of layering very thin sheets of cellulose acetate or rhodoid and then laminating them to form a multi-coloured sandwich of plastic. Each layer was subsequently baked, cooled and cut into shapes.  The process can take as long as six months. The beauty of this technique was that it allowed Stein to insert unusual fabrics, such as brocades and lace, as well as unusual colours and textures into the plastic. Her work is extremely creative and she has been recognised as being  "the most notable and innovative designer of plastic jewellery of the 20th century".



Eye=catching brooch in beautiful colours, in great condition too!!

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