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12 December 2018


Lot 345

A French ivory, silk and gilt metal parasol by Dupuy of Paris

Estimate £200 - £300 + fees

Sold Price £160

A French ivory, silk and gilt metal parasol by Dupuy of Paris, third quarter 19th century, the tapered ivory handle with folding mechanism and carved monogram or cartouche, the silk canopy supported by gilt metal stretchers and with ivory tips and knopped finial, the gilt metal band around the shaft engraved DUPUY 8 RUE DE PAIX PARIS, 66cm high extended; a mother-of-pearl and ivory inset ebonised wood Nécessaire, second half 19th century, of tapered rectangular form, the hinged cover gold painted with foliate borders and a central cartouche monogrammed U, opening to a velvet lined interior with ivory and metal sewing implements, 13cm high, 7cm wide; and two French or English figural ivory reliefs, possibly representing saints, probably 19th century, mounted on fabric and leather covered cards, 8.5cm high, 4.5cm wide

CATALOGUE NOTES: Dupuy was one of the most exclusive parasol makers in 19th century Paris, known for their carved ivory handles. A very similar example is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (accession number 2009.300.3088)