Beautiful Antique 19th C Umbrella Parasol Gilt Porcelain Handle Sevres Dresden
C Umbrella Parasol Gilt and Porcelain Handle Sevres Dresden. C, Umbrella or Parasol, with Gilt and Porcelain Handle, the handle hand painted to each side, and to the knob, with adorable cartouches of romantic couples, the deep cobalt blue background beautifully decorated with raised gold gilding in scrolling designs in the manner of Sevres, this lovely handle would have been produced in the late 19. There are two empty gold cartouches for initials, one, larger, below the knob, one, smaller, just at the handles termination.
By the late 18th century, the accessory was becoming increasingly modish and frequently figured in the fashion plates that had begun to make their appearance in France. Subsequently, the parasol vogue spread through the Western world. Parasols were available in America by the early 19th century - possibly earlier - and we know that especially the Montrealers followed European fashions closely through imported fashion journals and magazines.During the 19th century, parasols were an important element in achieving the fashionable "look" of the time. For a woman of the upper classes, a pale complexion that required little or no make-up was important, for it reinforced the 19th-century ideal of inactivity and dependence upon a husband; it also distinguished her from the sunburnt masses who laboured out-of-doors.
The introduction of the sewing machine in the 1860's - an event of vital importance - led to industrialisation and the mass production of many fashion items, including parasols. As a consequence, the price of parasols fell and this stylish accessory became increasingly availa. The item "Beautiful Antique 19th C Umbrella Parasol Gilt Porcelain Handle Sevres Dresden" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Vintage Accessories\Umbrellas & Parasols".The seller is "christinejaynestiles" and is located in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Occasion: Special Occasion
- Decade: 1890s
- Main Colour: Black
- Look: Victorian/Edwardian