This is the Lea Stein half colerette - or half ruff brooch. This lady's head has a black hat, ivorine face and a deep sparkly green colour over her ear. The half ruff is pale turquoise with maroon and red. There is a lot of work involved in making this Lea Stein brooch. The colerette is made up of 4 layers of cellulose acetate cut and polished so that you can see all four colours. It measures just over two inches across. There are now copies of Lea Stein's work - which do not have the signature pin on the back - but also more seriously there are fakes which have the signature pin. These have a blob of blue plastic to fasten the pin - which does at least make them recognizable. Please do not buy them.
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