Headdress and matching bouquet (bouquet)

French, worn in America
mid-19th century


Place of Manufacture: France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 22.86 x 12.7 x 6.35 cm (9 x 5 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.357b

Medium or Technique

Artificial pearls, wire, silk threads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bouquet of artificial pearls mounted on wire wrapped in white silk threads; end of handle wrapped in paper and cotton threads; strands of graduated pearls (about 4 1/2” long) with single elongated pearls at ends

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb