Parasol: brown & white w/oriental carved handle

Object Number: 
1940.869
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silk, ivory, whalebone, ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
closed: 24 x 2 1/2 in. ( 61 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on end of handle: "A" and "C"
Description: 
Parasol with carved ivory tip, brown silk shade with floral border, whalebone ribs with ivory points, and collapsible, carved ivory shaft with sliding metal collar and L-shaped handle; three sections of lower shaft are screw-jointed, and two of these sections are detachable.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. M. J. O'Connor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group