Wow! This gorgeous cloche is the best one I have had the pleasure to sell. It is a masterpiece of millinery art which exemplifies the opulence of high art deco fashion. They will be saying "Oooh La La!!" when they see you in this beauty!
The hat is stitched with lengths of ruched blue and cream silk ribbons that are attached to the body of the hat in continuous rows. There is a profusion of blue and cream silk ribbons forming a flower that has bloomed at the top of the crown. The flower has streamers of ruched and then rolled ribbons cascading from underneath it's cream silk petal base. These streamers are folded in half and peek out from under the flower on all four sides in alternating colors of blue and cream to match the rest of the fabric in the hat.
The hat is an average size with a 22 1/2" circumference. It's original label is imprinted on the silk liner of the hat. The condition of the hat is excellent vintage. A couple of the ribbon streamers have broken away from their base. These can easily be stitched down again. There are no tears, rips, or stains. The interior lining shows a little bit of shredding at the front, nothing too serious. The hat is very wearable.
This is a truly beautiful cloche perfect for wear and display.
Questions are welcome, anytime.
Antique 1920s Hat Cloche Flapper Silk Ribbons Art Deco