Woman's hat

American
1960s
Designed by John P. John (American (born in Germany), 1906–1993), Designed for Mr. John (New York, NY, about 1948–1993), Labeled Bonwit Teller and Co. (American, 1898-1990)


Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 58.4 cm (6 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

2008.146

Medium or Technique

Wool felt, brass and silk plain weave (chiffon)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Beige felt hat with long beige silk scarf, brass grommet, gold rickrack and lace around interior, red grosgrain ribbon with rhinestones attached to ribbon. Labeled: “Bonwit Teller/ Brigitte/ body made in Italy/ Camel 810 42 9602x/ $65.00 marked down to $30.00”

Provenance

Inherited by the donor, Edward Shumsky, from his mother, Violet Manno Shumsky on November 11, 2005; Gift to the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Violet Manno Shumsky through her estate