Bicorne of black beaver with black ostrich feathers running along top spine. Hat face embellished with bands of black moired silk grosgrain ribbon (on two ends) and wool band embroidered with gold metal yarns and gold button in paulownia flower motif, black cotton(?) tape chin-strap.
Marshall H. Gould Fund, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf
Japanese (Tokyo), Meiji era, about 1890
50.8 cm (20 in.)
Medium or Technique
Beaver fur, ostrich feathers, silk grosgrain ribbon, block wool embroidered with gold and gilt-metal wrapped silk yarns, leather and silk lining