Lot 18: Antique Gold & Nacre Parasol or Umbrella Handle
06 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Low-karat gold and mother of pearl around a white metal core, a long cone narrowing and then flaring at the base to form a handle and a disc pommel, the surface incised with Rococo-style foliate motifs, and inset with mother-of-pearl slit-form panels, monogrammed "S.S." and marked "NRW" at the tip where the parasol would fit. 11.75" L. Minor dents throughout. Gold tested.