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Parasol

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1869 (made)

  • Museum number:

    T.261-1990

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This is a small fan with four, individually movable stretchers. The ivory ferrule features an enamelled image of the Royal Coat of Arms used from 1816-1837 above the motto PATENT PARATOUT. The eight ribs are painted red metal, possibly steel, as is the ornate inside cap. The four stretchers are also metal and ornate.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1830-1869 (made)

Marks and inscriptions

PATENT PARATOUT
A scent bottle in the Royal Collection that was owned by Queen Charlotte bears the same enamelled plaque showing the Royal Arms and the same motto. It's object number is RCIN 9034

Dimensions

Length: 450 mm, Circumference: 1200 mm max. circumference when open approx

Descriptive line

Parasol of dark green silk with fringe, ivory ferrule and wooden handle; English, 1830-1869

Materials

Steel; Silk; Wood; Enamel; Material

Subjects depicted

Royal Arms

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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