673 Big Nosed Black Silk Han Chinese Tiger Hat

#673    Big Nosed Black Silk Tiger Hat.   Great character with strong facial features trimmed with gold foil; whiskers of stiff white hair possible horse tail; bright red silk ears are carefully embroidered with flowers; the red wool “wang” for king as in tiger, king of the animals is a bit worn; spiral designs of thread wrapped in gold throughout; tiger top composite butterflies/flowers and colorful embroidered strip down the back; hand-blown glass beads dangle from tassels on the tail while a small carved piece of jade is attached to the mouth; lined with printed cotton; good condition; probably from Shanxi Province; c 1910 ; 19” circumference       


  • Price: $550

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