Chinese Winter Hat
This semi-formal Chinese Winter hat was made for court use for a civil official. Hemispherical paper-stiffened padded crown with upturned brim of mink fur, covered with corded red silk tassels and surmounted with filigreed mount spike that supports a gilt metal insignia ball. Cotton lining.
With a strict dress code, Chinese officials could wear this style hat only in wintertime. Summer version would be woven from split cane that is often covered with silk gauze.
Circa: 19th Century
Material: :some flaking to gilt ball, fur mostly eroded. fair condition.
Dimensions: 6" x 12" x 11"
Inventory number: WR3869
This semi-formal Chinese winter hat was made for court use for a civil official. It has a hemispherical paper-stiffened padded crown with upturned brim.