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Dark green silk taffeta; wooden handle with golden varnish; round with silver handle; 2 rings cut into wood - probably for metal bands, which are missing; brass tip; black painted metal hardware.
wood (plant material)
Women's personal gear
(1) Stamped on hardware: ""BRIGG & SONS/LONDON"" (2) Stamped on handle: maker's marks - circle with ""T.J."" inside; shape with lion with paw raised, facing left; shape with old man or leopard inside; shield with ""T"" inside and ""BRIGG"" inside. (3) Engraved on handle ""A.N.C."" (Alice Newbold Codman, 1866-1923)
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman