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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Emma's World-Parasols!

Ladies in the Victorian and Edwardian eras used parasols to shade their delicate skin and eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
The following parasols date from the 1860s to the early 20th century.
 



Parasol: ca. 1845, silk, cotton, metal, semi-precious stones, pearls, ivory. Marking: [label] "Verdier"
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1 comment:

  1. Just caught up on your posts. Love the parasols and of course the hair jewelry is absolutely fascinating. I can't imagine doing such fine work. SC

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