Sweet mid- 1920s cloche fashioned of woven pink and ivory braid has a deep, slightly squared crown and narrow upturned brim in front. The pink ribbon hatband features a pleated accent to one side, secured with a large glass pearl.
Lined in pink silk gazar, the hat has no maker’s label and may have been purchased untrimmed and then finished at home.
Measuring 21” inner circumference at the base of the crown, the hat has a crown depth of 5.5”. The small head size and pastel colorway suggest that it may have been a young miss’ or teen’s spring hat.
Photo #8 shows similar straw cloches from the Spring/Summer 1924 Sears catalog.
Excellent condition, with the braid clean and supple and the lining intact.
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