Umbrella frame: top w/carved fist
Wood, whalebone, brass, other metal, ivory, textile
closed: 36 1/2 x 2 in. ( 92.7 x 5.1 cm )
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.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
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. S. V. Hoffman / February 23, 1932. / Museum Accession No. 1847"
engraved: on brass sheathing at bottom of shaft: "Mary Macy"
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