Victorian sterling silver handled parasol or umbrella with wooden shaft. Engraved floral and ribbon decoration to silver handle, with inscription near shaft which reads "Theresa P. McGavock, 1911" and "Franklin, Tenn." Unidentified maker's mark on sterling silver handle, next to sterling mark. Handle 10" L. Overall 39" L. Mid or late 19th century. Note: Theresa Ewin Perkins McGavock (b. 1865) was married to Frank McGavock (b. 1859), son of Edward Jacob McGavock and Ella Young McGavock. CONDITION: Wear to handle, especially at edges of tip. Loss to black paint on metal hardware, with minor rusting to hinges. Fraying and unravelling of canopy fabric near finial. Some tearing to fabric at creases, longest 7 1/2" L. Two ribs are no longer attached to fabric.
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