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Hat For Eating Bouillabaisse

1937 (made)
Place Of Origin

Hat made of cork and trimmed with coral, sea-shells, fishbone, sea-urchin, and other found objects.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cork, coral, sea-shells, fishbone and sea-urchin
Brief Description
Hat, cork, coral, sea-shells, fishbone and sea-urchin, `Hat for Eating Bouillabaise' by Eileen Agaar, Great Britain, 1937.
Physical Description
Hat made of cork and trimmed with coral, sea-shells, fishbone, sea-urchin, and other found objects.
  • Height: 330mm (Note: approximately)
  • Width: 490mm (Note: approximately)
  • Depth: 230mm (Note: approximately)
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by Mrs Jenny Fraser
Object history
Registered File number 1992/1219.
Reason for Production: Exhibition
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/ceremonial-hat/query/top+hatsInformation taken from the above website: Title: Ceremonial Hat 1948 Short Summary: Footage of bizarre hat designed by artist Eileen Agar. Description: C/Us of the top of a very decorative hat which has models of fish, a lobster, tiger fish, prawns and sea shells attached to it. The hat also has several large feather protruding from the top. The commentator says the hat has been designed by surrealist artist Eileen Agar. Several shots of the woman walking through busy street of London. Nice C/U of flat capped worker turning his head in surprise at the outrageous hat. More shots of woman walking down street and people giving strange looks. Data: FILM ID:1263.04 MEDIA URN:34188 GROUP:New pictorials ARCHIVE:British Pathé ISSUE DATE:27/12/1948 SOUND:Sound HD FORMAT:Available on request STOCK:Black & White DURATION:00:01:03:00 TIME IN/OUT:01:04:59:00 / 01:06:02:00 CANISTER:NP 224
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record createdOctober 25, 2003
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