Black silk satin small pillbox hat, perimeter trimmed in graduated black silk balls & black jet beads. Center back ribbon bow, label "Balenciaga 10. Avenue George V. Paris" tape underneath "378" With original box.
About 1950's, probably acquired by Mrs. Felix, Philadelphia, PA; 1980's, consigned by Mrs. Felix at Doyle Auction House, New York, NY; before 2012, acquired by Karen Augusta, Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT; 2012, sale, Augusta Auctions, lot 148, to the MFA. (Accession date: January 30, 2013)
Frank M. and Mary T.B. Ferrin Fund
Reproduced with permission.