Superb all original antique hat from 1880’s period, probably earlier. Ideal to fit a 23” (58 cm)and highest doll or a doll with 13,5” (34 cm) and more head circumference. Modeled by bebe Jumeau size 10. Please verify measures with your doll.
The material is beautiful real black straw. Lined in fine black batiste.Trimmed with pleated black taffeta all around the brim -at the front.The back ornate with gathered black pure silk satin. Wired with 3 rows of wire-on the brim, scallop pieces and neck. Decorated with a millinery bouquet of pansies (silk petals in ivory and rose shades,black stamens) ,black oilcloth leaves, gathered millinery tulle and one huge black berry. The hat ties with very large and thick satin silk ribbons, soft and silky texture...
The hat measures 13” (33 cm) through the brim at the front.
Very good condition! Only some faint discolouration on the batiste -inside, some damage on the ribbons ties due to age.
Absolutely marvelous genuine antique piece...Rare find in this size!
This listing is for the hat only, the doll is not included. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question. Thanks for visiting my shop!