Designer Dupuy French
Not on view
Seen here is an example of the ultimate French parasol made by Dupuy which specialized in luxury goods. The maker was located on the exclusive street, the rue de la Paix, also home to the couture designers Paquin, Worth and Doucet. This parasol is of particular interest because of the claw motif. In the 1880s there was a thirst for novelty parasols and all manner of living creatures were used as inspiration for the handle and canopy decoration.