For sale is this amazing antique Japanese shibayama and 15 carat gold mounted handle with black silk shade. The handle is inset with mother of pearl, coral and other stones and depicts wisteria and vine tendrils with a swallow perched on one of the vines. The handle section is mounted top and bottom with hallmarked 15 carat gold mounts which have been beautifully engraved and date to 1897. There is a monogrammed cartouche to the gold section nearest the silk shade. The handle measures 27cm long and the whole parasol measures 95cm long. A beautiful piece of skilful craftsmanship in very good condition with just two age lines to the handle leading into the monogrammed gold section which don't affect the stability of the handle. The silk shade is in remarkably good condition. It has a cream label along one of the spokes which reads "Paragon Fox & Co Ltd". Whoever owned this exquisite costume accessory was one lucky lady! Please note the shipping cost includes full insurance.
UK P&P £10
Overseas P&P £85 fully insured