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Monet Braided Chequerboard Brooch

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Regular price £100.00 Sale price £140.00

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Signed by Monet this 1980s brooch is gorgeous to wear and highly collectible.
Triple plated with 22ct gold thisis the shine we all need to brush dark days away.
Make a fashion statement. Be bold.

The combination of woven braid with a highly polished central dome with etched grids is modern and elegant.

Perfect for a night out on the town or to make a dramatic entrance.

It looks fantastic against strong coloured and black clothes.

The brooch is a sleek and well designed piece. Thanks to triple-plating, it's not unusual for Monet pieces to last for decades without showing signs of wear on the finish.

 

Age

1980s

Material

Triple gold plated 22ct

Size

4 cm at the widest of its diameter

Condition

Perfect although some plating has come off the pin. Price is reflective.

Monet History
The company was started by brothers Micheal and Joseph Chernow in 1919 to provide personalised monogramming for handbags and luggage.

According to Collector’s Weekly, “Monet’s first collection was largely influenced by European fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Monet pulled from both the rival designers’ schools of thought: Chanel’s style was represented by straightforward depictions of animals, flora, and people, while Schiaparelli’s could be seen in Monet's abstract and surreal pieces. The collection also included large multicolor rhinestones resembling emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, some set on clips and pins, others anchored to wide cuff bracelets. The colored stones would not last, though, as these early pieces were superseded by later collections focusing on the design and hue of the metal itself”. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/costume-jewelry/monet

Monocraft became Monet and by the 1980s they were designing jewellery for Yves St Laurent. Later they also produced pieces for Christian Lacroix.
 

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition.

Even heavy brooches can be worn on modern garments using a supportive brooch sponge. FIND OUT HOW

If required, your brooch will include a complimentary sponge and will be packed securely and decoratively.

Purchase gift wrap (box and ribbon) at checkout

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