Godman and Rabey, jewellers : records

Scope and Content

Consists of three bound stock books containing designs and costings records, loose sheets of designs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Godman and Rabey, a leading firm of jewellers and diamond mounters, was founded in London in 1918. The firm supplied some of the most prestigious jewellery companies, including Boucheron and Chaumet. The firm's designs chart changing fashions in jewellery from Art Deco style to the 1980s and illustrate the processes of commission, design and approval, as well as detailing precise costs for the making of each item. Godman and Rabey ceased to trade in 1983.

Conditions Governing Access

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only.

Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These restrictions are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Given by Alan Rabey, 2005

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.