A beautiful silver parasol handle with enamelled and split pearl end piece hallmarked in Paris and made by Fernand Salanier who was based in the Aubervilliers area of Paris. c1915.
French Art Nouveau silver and enamel parasol handle c1915
French silver parasol handle with decorative split pearl and enamel base end made in approximately 1915 by Fernand Salanier in the Aubervilliers area of Paris.
The handle comprises three art nouveau or Belle Epoque ladies apparently supporting aloft the enamel end. The bottom of the handle where it would be joined onto the cane is modelled as strap like leaves with simple stylised flowers. It is hallmarked for small silver and carries the makers mark for Fernand Salanier.
The design is similar to another parasol handle we are also selling on this site which is in gilded silver on ebony with a rose quartz cabochon end.
Condition: The enamel end is good antique condition with no visible problems. The silver handle itself is in excellent condition except for a small ding near the top a little under the enamel end - see close up photograph. Anything else that may appear in the photographs to be a ding is in fact the small French hallmarks and the makers mark which are almost impossible to photograph meaningfully. It measures 8.5 cms long and the end is 2.8 cms across