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Parasol

Description

Parasol (A) is dark & light blue, red & cream striped silk taffeta, brocaded with pink rose sprig with yellow bow, background of patterned floral trail; lined with white china silk; black (ebony) with silver art nouveau handle with purple enamel; bone at tip; tassel of matching silk with braided cord; spokes covered with silk; strap with ring & button closure. Cover (B) is white cotton printed with blue vermicelli pattern with stylized scalloped flower; drawstring closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
1. Engraved on brass band, inscript: ""Tiffany & Co./Union Square. 2. Engraved on silver handle:N ""TIFFANY & CO. NY MAKERS STERLING C""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
brocading
cotton (textile)
ebony (wood)
printing (process)
rolling up
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
Art Nouveau
Brocaded
brocading
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Ebony
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
PARASOL
parasols
Possibly ebony (wood)
printing (process)
rolling up
Silk
silk (textile)
Silver
silver (metal)
Spray
stitching
Striped
stripes
Taffeta
taffeta
Transfer Printed
Women's personal gear
Accession Number
1969.6072AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
887

Comments

Tiffany Parasol #

AvatarPosted by Annamarie Sandecki on January 17, 2013
If you can provide an image of the handle, I am happy to search in our collections for additional information.

Thank you for your interest in our collection #

AvatarPosted by Laura Johnson on January 17, 2013
Dear Ms. Sandecki,

Thank you so much for your kind offer. We would definitely appreciate any information your archives might have. I will send you a separate message with images attached. The parasol is one of many stylish objects that the Codman family owned and used at the Codman Estate. We sincerely appreciate the assistance of fellow museum and archival professionals in updating and enriching our catalog records as we make more and more of them available for online searches. Thank you again and look for a separate message from me soon.
Sincerely,
Laura Johnson
Associate Curator, Historic New England