VINTAGE BRIGG LADIES UMBRELLA WITH PARAGON FOX FRAME
A splendid piece of vintage accessory, this umbrella was made by very distinguished makers. The vivid bottle green silk canopy with an attractive patterned border sits above a black metal frame, one branch of which bears the name "Paragon Fox & Co LTD". The bamboo shaft carries original green silk tassels and terminated in a London sterling silver pommel handle.
The Paragon Umbrella Frame was patented in 1852 when Samuel Fox invented the U-shaped Paragon umbrella rib which was very superior to contemporary designs and made Paragon one of the finest names in umbrellas worldwide. I can see why, as it feels so smooth compared to a present day umbrella.
The sterling silver handle with the 1920 London hallmark and a CD maker's mark for the silversmith Charles Henry Dumenil is also embossed with BRIGG.
The Brigg umbrella is famous for its high quality and long history of supplying royal families and heads of states. A hallmark of British style, the Brigg umbrella helped Chamberlain cut a dashing figure during his talks with Hitler, John Steed also made it iconic. Cool Britannia! Today, Brigg still reputedly make the best umbrellas in the world from their English workshops and supply our monarch, Prince Charles and other distinguished elegant ladies and gentlemen all around the world. You are bound to feel regal with this beautiful vintage umbrella.
Total length 95cm
Canopy diameter 87cm
Condition: we took the best possible pictures to show the condition of this vintage piece. The umbrella is in remarkably good condition for its age, the colours are still bright and fresh. There are a couple of small areas of stain and marks in the folds of the umbrella and a few pin-size holes. The mechanism works like a dream. Altogether, the umbrella is perfectly usable and, when you open it, you can just feel the quality and sturdiness of the mechanism, a living testimony to the fame of the Paragon umbrella frame. You are very welcome to contact us on 01554 77 86 47 if you have any questions about this truly wonderful Brigg vintage umbrella.
Postage: We will dispatch within 2 days of purchase with a reputable insured postal service