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.
Height 3.3 cm or 1.29 inches, Width 3.6 cm or 1.41 inches
Weight 3.3 g or 2.1 dwt
Fantastic antique long guard with a huge bolt ring clasp dating from the late Victorian...
Rare antique family mourning brooch pin dating from the regency period in 9ct yellow gold....
Stunning antique Regency pinchbeck bracelet with a cannetille clasp containing two colour mourning hair dating...
Cute & very charming, this is a fantastic vintage sterling silver brooch pin of 2...