Man's cap

English
1700–50


Object Place: England

Dimensions

30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.486

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidery; woven silk tape

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Undyed plain woven linen ground embroidered with yellow-green, dark green and vermillion silk yarns and satin stitches in back. Pattern of floral blossoms on stems in baskets on background of random undilating line. Worked in three pieces; wide border at bottom cap, dome-shaped body of cap with four points, and conical finial attached to top of cap. Green silk edging original. Condition good but vermillion dye has run slightly.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund