578 Rare Elephant-Nosed Chinese Child’s Hat

#578 Rare Elephant-Nosed Chinese Child’s Dog Hat; Orange silk “dog style” hat which nose is a finely created white silk elephant that appears to be eating a part of the flowing trees which surrounds it. The shrubby trees seem to have eyeballs; The eyes of the dog are also unusual with single beads in the tightly coiled eyebrows but the more typical leather irises; Mouth in good condition; Condition of the silk base is poor as it is soiled on the back and on the bottom of the earflaps; lining is old brocade silk also soiled; 18” circumference; northern China; late 19th century;

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  • Price: $100

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