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19th Century Chinese Silk Skull Cap with Gilt Lacquered Box

$2,480

About

No self-respecting man in Qing-dynasty China would leave the house without some kind of hat. In fact, headgear was so central to social status that a boy’s passage into manhood was marked by a capping ceremony. Despite its beautifully lacquered and gilt box, this black silk skullcap was a relatively casual form of head covering for Qing-dynasty men. Made of six silk panels set over a woven cane interior and fashioned with a decorative topknot, this type of hat wold have been owned by a Chinese gentleman, worn with an ankle-length gown and waistcoat. This beautifully preserved hat and box provide a wonderful opportunity to examine up close the workmanship of an item so integral to a man’s identity in imperial China.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Diameter: 8.75 in. (22.23 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: PHA0081stDibs: LU820013772802

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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