A Lady's Parasol Brooch
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Legend Card: Coming into fashion in England and France in the mid-1600's, parasols were originally used to protect aristocratic women from overbearing sunshine. By the 18th and 19th centuries, though, parasols had become a significant tool in the subtle art of flirtation. Because polite society demanded discretion to avoid accusations of scandalous coquetry, women began using their parasols to communicate interest and intentions to potential suitors. Our exquisite parasol brooch is a tribute to the lost art of understated flirtation.
Carry elevated in left hand: I desire your acquaintance.
Carry over right shoulder: You may speak to me.
Carry closed in right hand by side: Follow me.
Drop it: I love you.
Lift handle to lips: Kiss me.
Carry in front of you: No more at the moment.
Strike it on the hand: I am most displeased.
Tap it to chin gently: I am in love with another.
Twirl it around: Careful. We are watched.
Let it rest on left cheek: No.
Let it rest on right cheek: Yes.
- 3¼ x 1½".
- Antique reproduction.
- Legend Card included.
- VTC Exclusive!