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Hat

ca. 1870 (made)
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Place of origin

Flat straw hat with very, very small shallow crown, trimmed with strips of black silk velvet ribbon laid flat in asterisk formations, velvet binding to edge of hat, and further trimmed with wider silk satin ribbon, also black, which hangs over the brim in the back of the hat. Also trimmed with a clump of ears of wheat and artificial flowers, including daisies, ferny fronds, pink roses made of silk crêpe and a purple iris made from feathers.


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Object type
Materials and techniques
straw hat trimmed with satin and velvet ribbon, artificial flowers made of silk crêpe and feathers, ears of wheat
Physical description
Flat straw hat with very, very small shallow crown, trimmed with strips of black silk velvet ribbon laid flat in asterisk formations, velvet binding to edge of hat, and further trimmed with wider silk satin ribbon, also black, which hangs over the brim in the back of the hat. Also trimmed with a clump of ears of wheat and artificial flowers, including daisies, ferny fronds, pink roses made of silk crêpe and a purple iris made from feathers.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 24cm (Note: Maximum diameter)
  • Height: 12cm (Note: Maximum height)
Marks and inscriptions
Au Propagateur de Chapeau Mentonais, Pascal Amarante, Maison Nouvelle Menton (Alpes Maritime) (Label, black silk with gold printed text)
Credit line
Given by Mona B. Walker
Collection
Accession number
T.103-1923

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Record createdMay 5, 2009
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