It was a birthday gift from Mrs Ned, from James Smith and Sons Umbrella shop in London. We went to the shop last weekend and picked it out; and also got umbrellas for our nieces, but didn't want to bring them on the plane. I was worried they would make me check it. The gentlemen at the store were nice enough to ship it to my home.
It is a wonderful more formal umbrella. It is a shame to get dressed nice, then have some sporty or childish umbrella.
I like the parrot head, very traditional.