Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1910
silk, shell, metal, wood
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Edmund C. Morton, 1966
Accession Number:
Not on view
This umbrella is part of a pair that was given as a gift of gratitude to a doctor and his wife from a grateful patient. It is interesting that the umbrellas would be seen as appropriate items for such a gift; they are very expensive, high quality pieces because of the ornate silver handles, and are said to have come from Tiffany. It is unusual to have a pair of umbrellas belonging to a husband and wife, where one can compare what was appropriate at the time in umbrella styles for a man and a woman.
Marking: Stamped on handle: "Sterling"
Stamped monogram on handle: "L J M"
Stamped on tie: "Guarantee 6802-5th Ave. B'klyn"
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