Umbrella frame: top w/carved fist

Object Number: 
1847
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Wood, whalebone, brass, other metal, ivory, textile
Dimensions: 
closed: 36 1/2 x 2 in. ( 92.7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper tag attached to object: "Umbrella frame (Hobday & Francis patent) / with eight ribs tipped with ivory, / and a small ivory hand / ornamenting the handle. The name / name[sic] 'Mary Macy' is engraved on it. / Presented by Mr.
Description: 
Umbrella frame with ornamental brass ferrule, whalebone ribs with ivory points, and wooden shaft with wide brass collar with inscription, eyelet, and ivory handle carved to resemble a small hand clutching a cylinder.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group