Parasol handle

Object Number: 
1942.403
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 28.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: bottom of handle: "M. MacMartin./ 168 5th. Avenue" in gothic script
Description: 
Wrought silver parasol handle; cone-shaped handle with a long narrow neck; center of neck has an ovoid bulge; hammered surface with inscribed waved lines above and below the bulge; bottom of handle ingraved, "M.MacMartin./ 168 5th. Avenue" in gothic script; no makers' marks.
Gallery Label: 
This parasol handle belonged to Malcom Mac Martin, the great-uncle of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Harriet MacMartin Richards
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group