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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 115

    A MANDARIN'S VELVET-BRIMMED WINTER HAT, JIGUAN

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MANDARIN'S VELVET-BRIMMED WINTER HAT, JIGUAN
    19TH CENTURY
    The upturned brim faced with black velvet and the high crown covered in black satin under a tassel of red twisted silk cord, the transparent blue glass button the insignia of an official of the third rank, with three stamped marks on the red cotton lining, one possibly a maker's mark
    10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) across


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    This winter hat would have had a feather fastener and feather streamer attached to denote rank, just as the hat finial does.

    Provenance

    McCoy Jones Collection.