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Parasol

Date:
third quarter 19th century
Culture:
American
Medium:
wood, silk, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Emily T. Clay and Ellen Thomas, 1961
Accession Number:
2009.300.1287
Not on view
Featured, is a novel combination of a fan and a parasol, functioning as a sunshade. It is a compact object that would have been as easy to carry as a fan. The fitting that allows the parasol to fold down is related to the marquise parasols that can be tipped in different angles for flirtation as well as shading from the sun.
Marking: Stamped: "Patent A"
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