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Parasol

Parasol
C.1860. A small walking parasol, covered in light pink raw silk which is pinked around the edges. The stick measures about 28" long and has an ivory ferrule and handle with the original silk tassle. It was a fairly inexpensive parasol in it's day and would have been used for everyday use. Although metal ribs were invented in 1858, only expensive parasols had them. This one still has bamboo ribs.
(Formerly L. Hidic)