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"Cocked" court hat

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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.

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Japanese (Tokyo), Meiji era, about 1890

Object Place

Tokyo, Japan


50.8 cm (20 in.)

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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


Textiles and Fashion Arts