Vintage “Gavroche” Brooch by Lea Stein, Paris

Vintage “Gavroche” Brooch by Lea Stein, Paris

Regular price R 1,500

Vintage “Gavroche” Brooch by Lea Stein, Paris
 
The “Gavroche” (alternatively “Chauffeur”) brooch by Lea Stein is made of laminates of rhodoid with other materials, and a white metal pin fixture stamped “Lea Stein” and “Paris”. This particular brooch has a pink face in side profile, with black eye, cap and collar, and black-and-white hair. Lea Stein worked in Paris between 1969 and 1981. Her husband developed the technique of laminating paper and cloths with coloured rhodoid which enabled Lea to make her distinctive brooches.
 
Age                                         Circa 1970
Weight                                    6.1g
Dimensions                             47mm x 46mm
Condition                                Very good
Origin                                       Paris, France
Stock code                             AK116