late 18th century
Object Place: Italy
17.8 x 24.5 x 23 cm (7 x 9 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and silver, silver braid, silver tassels, and linen lining
Not On View
Round, stiff cap covered with blue silk, trimmed with silver galloon, and silver tassels (large tassel on top, three small ones on side) and silver-plated (tin alloy) plaque on front with two armorial shields (said to have been used by household of the Marquis Varano, 1705-1788, of Ferrara, Chamberlain to the Emperor Joseph II, 1780-1790) and rococo ornament in relief.
Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman