Child’s bonnet

Description
This bonnet is very small so could have been made for a child. It is trimmed with feathers and a whole hummingbird. The hummingbird can be seen in the detail photograph. It has red glass eyes. The wide cream ribbons were for tying the bonnet under the chin.
Accession Loan No.
39/1935/2a
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
child’s bonnet
Simple Name
bonnet
Full Name
child’s? bonnet
Dimensions
crown depth 175 mm; crown width 170 mm
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Date
c 1885
Production Year Low
1885
Production Year High
1887
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
silk (velvet); pheasant feather; humming bird

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