Genuine Lea Stein Cat Brooch Vintage C1960.

Anna Yaeger

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GENUINE LEA STEIN Cat BROOCH VINTAGE C1960

A plastic brooch pin from the late 1960's or 1970's made by the French designer Lea Stein of Paris.

These distinctive brooches were made between 1969 to 1981 & are very much in the Art Deco style. Lea Stein started working in the fashion industry in 1957 & by 1965 had begun to develop the process of layering very thin sheets of cellulose acetate (or rhodoid) & laminating them to form a multi coloured sandwich of plastic. Each sandwich was then baked for a long time, then cooled & cut into shapes. The whole process could take as long as 6 months.

Dimensions: height 6.5 cm or 2.55 inches; width 3 cm or 1.18 inches

Weight: 5.6 grams or 3.7 inches