Not currently on display at the V&A

Hat

1924 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Straw cloche hat shaped with a high crown and a brim tapering to the centre back. Matching grosgrain band. Trimmed with a wide panel, outlined in the same material, which is filled with a floral design padded and covered in coloured chiffon. The motifs are separated by bands of pleated and gathered ribbon in shades of pink and blue-grey and gold. Lined with black silk and stamped on the inside of the crown in gold.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Straw, grosgrain, padded chiffon, pleated, lined with silk
Brief description
Straw cloche hat, retailed by Dickins & Jones, England, 1924
Physical description
Straw cloche hat shaped with a high crown and a brim tapering to the centre back. Matching grosgrain band. Trimmed with a wide panel, outlined in the same material, which is filled with a floral design padded and covered in coloured chiffon. The motifs are separated by bands of pleated and gathered ribbon in shades of pink and blue-grey and gold. Lined with black silk and stamped on the inside of the crown in gold.
Marks and inscriptions
  • DICKINS & JONES LTD., REGENT ST & ARGYLE ST., LONDON W. BY ROYAL WARRANT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN (Stamped on the inside silk lining of the crown in gold)
Credit line
Given by John and Dorothy Birkitt
Collection
Accession number
T.34-1964

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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