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Hat

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Frank M. and Mary T.B. Ferrin Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1950s

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.) Lender accessory: 21 x 7.6 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 3 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2013.12

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes