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  • Place of origin:

    China (handle, made)
    England (used)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk on metal and baleen frame with carved ivory handle

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by E. S. Dove

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Green silk parasol with silk fringe trimming, bone ring holding closed, Chinese export ivory carved handle with metal slide hinge and ivory tip.

Place of Origin

China (handle, made)
England (used)


ca. 1830-1840 (made)



Materials and Techniques

silk on metal and baleen frame with carved ivory handle


Length: 955 mm, Circumference: 2400 mm max. when opened approx

Object history note

Description from the acquisition register

Parasol, with cover of green silk damask, woven with a floral pattern, and having a border woven with the rose, thistle and shamrock; there is a fringe and lining of white silk. The handle is of ivory, carved in relief with dragons, birds and flowers.

The cover, English; the handle, Chinese; middle of the 19th century.

Descriptive line

Parasol of green figured silk with Chinese export ivory handle; English, 1830s


Silk; Baleen; Metal; Ivory; Fringe



Subjects depicted

Flowers; Dragon; Shamrock; Rose; Birds; Thistle


Fashion; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project; Women's clothes; Textiles; Parasols & Umbrellas; Personal accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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