Parasol and Box

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-32587

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

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    [7] => silk (textile)
    [8] => silver (metal)
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Descriptive Terms

parasols
boxes (containers)
accessories
carving (processes)
engraving (printing process)
ivory (tooth component)
moiré
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
Women's personal gear
Silk
Moire
Silver
Stipple Engraved
Carved
Vegetable Ivory
PARASOL & BOX

Inscription

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"".

Additional Identification Number

1929.232A,B,C

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Accession Number

1929.232A-C