top hat

Hope Brothers Ltd


top hat

Hope Brothers Ltd

Summary

Black silk plush over stiff foundation, straight sided crown widening slightly towards flat top; brim bound corded silk ribbon and curving up at sides; corded ribbon band with bow at left side; sides of crown lined silk, inner leather band round lower part, with cream silk braid bow at top edge at back. Printed label inside crown "Hope Brothers Limited, London". Worn by Mr Hurst (donor's husband; 1880-1917). It was a 17th birthday present; remodelled for his wedding; box was 21st birthday present.


Object Name

top hat

Creators Name

Hope Brothers Ltd

Date Created

1897

Dimensions

Height: 16.5cm
Length:

accession number

1953.443

Place of creation

London

Medium

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