Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Mourning parasol

silk, wood, metal, tortoiseshell
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Rachel Trowbridge, 1960
Accession Number:
Not on view
A beautiful as well as large parasol, it is decidedly for mourning. This fact is evidenced by the hidden mourning crepe found in the middle layer between the taffeta and the densely ruched mousseline de soie. The handle is also extremely refined.
Marking: Engraved on joint cover: "Sterling/Three illegible initials inside laurel wreath"
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