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Cap

Cap

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted wool, felted

  • Museum number:

    1573-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Found with eleven other caps in an old building in Worship street, London. All twelve caps were acquired by the museum in 1901.

Physical description

Cap, closely knitted in dark brown wool. It is made very deep at the back and the crown is flat, a portion of a lappet remains at the right hand corner.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Knitted wool, felted

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 in, Depth: 6 in at back

Object history note

This cap was found in an old building in Worship street, London.

It was part of lot 89 of the sale at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on 19 November 1901 of the collection of the late Mr James Smith of Whitechapel (relevant papers RP/1901/36361, plus catalogue, can be found on the Sotheby's Nominal file MA/1/S2595/1).

Descriptive line

Cap, knitted wool, felted; part of lappet, England, 16th century.

Materials

Wool

Techniques

Knitting; Felting

Categories

Hats & headwear; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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