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    Posted 2 years ago

    Sue-loves-…
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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could give me any information about this brooch. I believe it is an unsigned Lea Stein and is one of a series of 6 that were made to celebrate the work of Alphonse Mucha. I would like to know if it is a rare one. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Best wishes
    Sue

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      This piece is far from my expertise, but I just had to comment on your profile picture.
      Is that your dog? He is marvelous!!!
    2. Sue-loves-Kilo Sue-loves-Kilo, 2 years ago
      Yes that is my dog. She is a Dogue de Bordeaux, a big baby 47kg, nearly 3 years old and her name is Kilo. She is loved very much and has a lovely nature.
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Pardon me....SHE is marvelous! :)
    4. plein-air-painter plein-air-painter, 2 years ago
      I don't know anything about Lea Stein, but what I've seen in Judith Miller's book I got the impression Stein's work is very modern and abstract. The back on your brooch makes me think it might be older.
      Love the dog, too.
    5. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      I do know a bit about Lea Stein, I bought one of her fun brooches, new then, during a trip in Europe in 1981. A figural farmer, with green pants and brown straw hat. Much before she became very collectible. Not signed either.

      I don't know if your brooch is by her studio, but it's possible. A search was helpful:
      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-lea-stein-faux-tortoishell-1618179225
    6. Sue-loves-Kilo Sue-loves-Kilo, 2 years ago
      Hello to you all and thank you all very much for your information and your comments on my dog. What a great friendly lot you all are at " Collectors Weekly".
      Thank you..
    7. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Lovely brooch (sorry I can't help for Lea Stein confirmation) and lovely Kilo :-D

      Welcome on CW!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Ah, et, je suis Française ;-)
    9. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 2 years ago
      I always see Lea Stein cats. I can't recall seeing a piece like this before, attributed to anyone.

      In the way of the universe, just in the past day read that Lea Stein used Celluloid, & this certainly appears to be that material or another related one.

      Had not heard of Alphonse Mucha before, until, just in the last day, this turned up in my inbox:

      https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/the-rediscovery-of-a-rare-bust-by-art-nouveau-master-alphonse-mucha?cmp=email_Daily_Marketing_Email__The_Rediscovery_of_a_Rare_Bust_by_Art_Nouveau_Master_Alphonse_Mucha_21-May-19&utm_source=zaius&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily_Marketing_Email&utm_content=The_Rediscovery_of_a_Rare_Bust_by_Art_Nouveau_Master_Alphonse_Mucha&utm_term=21-May-19

      I would research what kind of pins were used on genuine Stein pieces & how they were attached. It may give you some clues. :)

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