1930s – Edmond Granville Sketches

One of the things I recieved while writing the book was a whole “stack” of pencil sketches all bound up together in a manila folder! Many of them were sketched on interoffice memo paper, others were carefully sketched on vellum paper and some were just doddles on hard bristol board……..and of course NONE of them were dated, well of course not, why would they be!!!  Yet some of them I was lucky enough to find in some old newspaper ads, others I found in an old Monocraft catalogue from the 30s, so the dates on some were easy enough to find. There were so many it was impossible to fit them all in the book so I’ll  be posting some here. These were all sketched by Edmond Granville, Monets’ only designer from 1934 to 1959! The Scottie pin is probably from the mid 30s while the bracelet we know to be from 1935-36. The  bracelet shown is a click it bracelet . The sketches are old and a bit fragile so they may not all be too clear.


  • Sharon King says:

    I have a marked piece of “Monet Jewelers”. It is a 3 herringbone strand necklace of gold, copper and silver with corresponding oval rectangle of the same color that slide on each of the chains. I am curious to know approx. when this was made and possibly what it might be worth today. I know that Thomas Burberry invented the weave of herringbone approx 1890’s but I don’t know when it was incorporated into jewelry. I could send you a photo of the necklace if that would be easier to make your judgement call. THIS IS WONDERFULLY WRITTEN. I love to be able to find books to read the History of a wonderful company. 10 thumbs up!!!!!!

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About the Author

Alice Vega is a freelance fashion and graphic designer living in New York City. As a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International and the Society of Jewelry Historians she has combined her long standing interest in collecting vintage jewelry with her passion for history, preservation and the arts in this her first book.


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