Art Deco umbrella...so cute and so unique, this brolly is made from sterling silver and pale turquoise blue guilloche enamel overlaid with a faint gold wash. Enamelled on both sides, the end point of the brolly is quite sharp, it is not a pendant, but must have been a 'useful thing' as well as a beautiful one, perhaps part of a very stylish Art Deco ladies' manicure set...Or part of a sewing and needlepoint set. One can imagine Mary Poppins whipping this out from her carpet bag to fix a loose thread!
Whatever its use in the past, it is a piece of wonder for today..
It is nicely marked with Birmingham hallmarks, the year mark 'L' is 1935, and there is a makers mark too..
The enamel umbrella is a quirky piece, it could be converted into a pendant with the addition of a ring put through the top curved handle section! It would look great on..
As a gift, a christening present for a baby perhaps. O,r of significance as a symbol of 'weathering the storms' of life, as we all have to do, from time to time perhaps.
The umbrella is dainty and graceful, it measures 5.8 cms long and is .8 cm wide at its widest point.