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Mourning Cap

Accession

1-880-81-00692

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

1880-1890

Style Period

Description

Hat is a large black silk square that has been folded and shaped over the head and fastened in the back with many tucks and folds. The back has a long veil. It ties underneath the chin with a large white bow. Hat is lined in white silk. This hat was originally worn by the donor's grandmother Jane Kemps-Fonnell, sister to Sir Edward Kemps.

Condition

good

Colour