Rare Monet Stuffed Stocking Holiday Brooch
Michael and Joseph Chernow, the founders of the costume jewelry business we know today as Monet, had $4 to their name when they first considered entering the business in 1919. The young brothers were meticulous and methodical as they laid their plans, so much so that it took them eight years to found Monocraft in New York. In 1934, the Chernows hired designer Edmond Mario Granville. He came to Monocraft with a background in fine jewelry from Cartier. Granville’s leadership would span a major transition in the company’s history, from its humble beginnings as Monocraft to its eventual acclaim as Monet. Today, vintage Monet jewelry is particularly prized by collectors for its quality. Thanks to triple-plating, it’s not unusual for Monet pieces to last for decades without showing signs of wear on the finish.
This beautiful brooch has a rich, traditional, highly detailed design. This memorable piece is absolutely precious! It features a rich, red enamel stocking with gold snowflakes and white enamel highlights and is stuffed with a colorful nutcracker, brown teddy bear, and a green gift package with a gold bow. It will become an instant, sentimental, holiday jewelry box favorite because it’s so adorable…excellent for expressing your holiday festivity or as an memorable gift for the vintage Monet lover on your holiday list!
This exquisite necklace is signed MONET, measures approx. 2.25″L x 1.5″W, had a secure, roll over clasp and is in excellent vintage condition. This piece is rare and highly collectible as it has been retired.
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