We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE FRENCH FASHION DOLL PINK SILK/LACE PAGODA PARASOL!
A VERY RARE antique Fashion doll accessory item, only once in a few years do we come across these AUTHENTIC and ELUSIVE French doll parasols as they are COVETED by doll collectors who love the accessory items as much as the dolls; we were VERY TEMPTED to keep this one for ourselves!
The parasol is a DELICIOUS CONCOCTION of sturdy pink silk with gorgeous antique French ecru lace ruffled trim around the edge and top, and when opened you can see it's PAGODA SHAPE, a namesake originating from the unique style of roofs mainly seen in Asia which curve inwardly representing a concave shape instead of outwardly, or convex shaped which is how most antique doll parasols are made--------this is the feature that makes a pagoda parasol so EXTREMELY RARE to collectors!
This DIMINUTIVE MINIATURE measures a total of 9" tall and 5" in diameter when opened, and has it's original bone TURNED HANDLE and a replaced, but antique bone tip! The parasol has been professionally recovered with all antique materials, and has two age stress cracks about 3/4" long on each side of the bone handle originating from the top where the metal of the base tube is inserted. This is very typical in over 125 year old Fashion doll parasols, and do not compromise the overall beauty or sturdiness of the piece. It is also important to note that the parasol has the original SPRING MECHANISM that works like a charm, and the metal frame is original and complete including all of it's ribs; it is in AMAZING CONDITION and is ready to last another century!
We have shown it being modeled by our 13" antique Bru Smiler French Fashion doll for scale purposes, and because she knows how HARD TO FIND this pretty little parasol is had a tough time prying it away from her to offer it for your consideration-------doesn't YOUR favorite Poupee deserve to be treated to this FABULOUS TREASURE as part of her growing TROUSSEAU?
This MAGNIFICENT and VERY RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH FASHION DOLL PINK SILK/LACE PAGODA PARASOL is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration------an ELUSIVE doll accessory item for the VERY DISCRIMINATING collector!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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