Turtle Tortoise Vintage Brooch Pin in Lea Stein Style.

Anna Yaeger


Charming & cute vintage multi layered plastic Lea Stein style turtle or tortoise brooch pin dating from the 2000's. The design is a recognised Lea Stein but there are no maker marks.
The original brooches were made by layering very thin sheets of cellulose acetate and laminating them to form a "multi-coloured sandwich of plastic". Each 'sandwich' was baked for a long time, then cooled and cut into shapes. The process could take as long as six months.
This turtle or tortoise is in great order & of a good colour. Good secure clasp & pin.
Size 6.7 x 5.3 cm or 2.6 x 2.0 inches.
Weight 12.8 grams or 8.2 penny weight.