Infant's cap

American
Second quarter 18th century
Probably made by Anne Gray Blake


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

52.1671

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk embroidery and linen Flemish bobbin lace embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A band of Flemish bobbin lace up center back of cap crown with fullness of crown gathered into roundel at top of lace insertion , forehead band embriodered with white linen thread in graceful serpentine of small flowering vine, edges finished with flounce of Flemish bobbin lace.

Provenance

Believed to have been made by Anne Gray Blake for Edward Blake, born in Boston, 1728.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Gorely, Jr.