Velvet, glass, metal, wood, paint and rush
555 mm (W); 550 mm (Length)
Place of origin
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Tyntesfield, North Somerset
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Ornately decorated Indian festival decoration, in three separate sections. The top section appears to be made of plant stems or rushes, fashioned into a round piece and bowed. They are covered with alternating spirals of red and black, with gold beaded embroidery to the front. Suspended at either end is a bell shape, painted gold, then a gold painted disc on the left side (missing on the right). Attached to the end of the bell there is a gold bell covering the end of the elongated sections. All three pompoms are present, each having a red base with gold circular designed embroidery. The bottom pompom shows evidence of it being made from old magazines, with: H.R.H. THE / PRINCE OF WALES / visible on the inside of the silver foil paper. The elongated sections are in red velvet with gold beaded and braided embroidery and lines of pearls. The right vertical section has become detached. The pompoms have blue tassels, the long sections have pink tassels. The backs have gold ribbon which has become detached. The right-hand section has a torn paper covering showing the interior construction of long strips tied together. Very delicate condition. Overall colours red, gold and black.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.