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Parasol

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs D. R. Surtees

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.331-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Domed-shaped parasol with a brown and white tatted linen cover over two layers of silk taffeta, one of which lines the inner structure. The tiered taffeta layers are pinked in 15 little crescents to each of the 8 segments, creating a floral halo when viewed from the inside. The long ivory handle is carved with three spiraled collars and a domed nose cap. This connects to the cane runner with a metal articulated hinge, allowing the pole to fold in on itself, halving the total length. When in use there is a metal tube around the cane runner that can be pulled down over the joint.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Length: 650 mm, Width: 180 mm Widest part when closed, Circumference: 1280 mm Max. circumference when open

Descriptive line

Parasol of tatted linen and taffeta, ivory, cane and metal pole; England, 19th century

Materials

Ivory; Linen; Taffeta; Cane

Techniques

Tatting

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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