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Cap

1730-1750
Origin: Europe, probably Italy
Height: 7" Width (lying flat) 12 3/4"
Silk and metallic threads on silk, silver lace, silk-wrapped vellum topknot, linen lining, unknown stiffening (possibly paper)
Gift of Anonymous Donors
Acc. No. 1971-1382
Man's cap of red ribbed silk, dome shaped, embroidered with polychrome floss silk and metallic cord. Crown is embroidered with a flower in shades of pink in each of four sections. The sections are defined by strips of galloon tape. The shaped edge of the cuff is embroidered in a stylized floral and vine motif and trimmed with metallic lace. A red silk and metallic pompon ornaments the top. Linen lining.
Provenance:Ex Coll: Anonymous owners, Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen