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Parasol and Box

Description

Parasol (A) is off-white silk moire with scalloped ruffle; white lining with crimped fringe; ivory stick with ball end; Cazal spring; carved, collapsible handle; engraved silver slider; ivory tips on ribs; ivory silk cord & tassels on ferrule. Box (B & C) is 2-piece cardboard, covered with white embossed paper; lid edged in blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
1. Engraved on shaft spring: ""Cazal..."" 2. Written in pencil on lid: ""White silk covered Parasol/1883"" 3. Handwritten note: ""March 21st, 1929/Dear Mr. Appleton,/I am sending this Victorian/ parasol for the Museum at Otis House./It seems in such good condition & in/such perfect style of the period that/it is well worth preserving./Very sincerely yours/Elizabeth G. Norton"".
Material
carving (processes)
engraving (printing process)
ivory (tooth component)
moiré
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
boxes (containers)
Carved
carving (processes)
engraving (printing process)
ivory (tooth component)
Moire
moiré
PARASOL & BOX
parasols
Silk
silk (textile)
Silver
silver (metal)
Stipple Engraved
Vegetable Ivory
Women's personal gear
Accession Number
1929.232A-C
GUSN
32587

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