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Parasol

1870-1880 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

The parasol was a popular accessory during the 19th century, a period before the sun-tanned face became fashionable. Many parasols were made of lace, and like this example, lined with a contrasting silk to show off the design of the lace and enhance its sun-shading properties. The handle is made of elephant tusk ivory.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Linen, silk, composition ivory, machine made
Physical description
A parasol with handle of composition ivory carved with lily-of-the-valley design and canopy of Brussels bobbin lace applied to machine-made net, over black silk taffeta. Lined with white silk taffeta and trimmied with black satin ribbon raced with white satin.
Dimensions
  • Length: 680mm
  • Closed width: 7.5cm
  • Closed depth: 7.5cm
Credit line
Given by Mrs Emma Kent
Object history
Made to match lace shawl, T.230-1932
Summary
The parasol was a popular accessory during the 19th century, a period before the sun-tanned face became fashionable. Many parasols were made of lace, and like this example, lined with a contrasting silk to show off the design of the lace and enhance its sun-shading properties. The handle is made of elephant tusk ivory.
Collection
Accession number
T.127-1933

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Record createdMay 22, 2007
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