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Girl's parasol

1840/1860

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Girl's cone-shaped parasol of pale blue moiré silk ,trimmed with matching braid and silk fringing, and lined with white silk. The parasol has white-painted spokes with ivory points, a pierced ivory ferrule, and a collapsible ivory handle with gilt brass fittings (including the sliding collar which stabilises the handle when unfolded). The handle is carved with a decorative capital above oak leaves and acorns in Chinoiserie style, and has a short curve at the end, finishing with an angled cut.

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  • Title: Girl's parasol
  • Date Created: 1840/1860
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 54.3 cm
  • Medium: Moiré silk with silk fringing, ivory handle and metal fittings

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