Antique Paragon Fox Gold Mounted Horn Agate Ball Handle Silk Umbrella Parasol
Antique Paragon Fox Gold Mounted Horn Agate Ball Handle Silk Umbrella Parasol. Please scroll down for lots more photo. A stunning antique parasol or umbrella with a gold coloured metal mounted horn & agate handle and black silk canopy, made by Paragon S.
Fox & Co and with a canopy label for C. Little of Carlisle, and dating to around the first half of the 20th century. Handle : Long, slightly tapered handle of polished horn, plated tip cup, central mounted gold coloured metal collar with a foliate scroll relief decoration and vacant cartouche, terminal with a matching gold coloured metal foliate relief collar with vacant cartouche and with a crown / coronet mount holding a polished banded agate ball finial.Cane shaft with top & bottom wire springs and metal ferrule to tip. Frame : Metal ribs / stretchers, one with'Paragon / S. Fox & Co Ltd' label. Canopy : Black silk canopy, inner top circular label for'C. Little / 70 English St, Carlisle'. Total length approx 35 1/2" / 90.02cm, length of handle approx 9 1/8" / 23.2cm. The handle with no damage or restoration & only light marks commensurate with age & use, the unmarked gold coloured metal mounts fine with no wear, engraving, or rubbing, and the agate ball good with only a couple of tiny bruises to the top. The plated tip cup has rubbing consistent with use.