678 One-Hundred Day Chinese Blue Topped Silk Tiger Hat

#678 One-Hundred-Day Blue Silk Topped Han Chinese Tiger Hat.  Rare small sized Tiger Hat likely given to a young boy on his 100-day birth celebration with the hopes that he will live for 100 years. On the tiger’s forehead is the Chinese character “wang” for “king”. Birds and flowers are embroidered on gold foil on the silk black sides of the tiger; More delicate embroidery is done directly on blue silk brocade back as well as on the back wind flap; the center of the flap has a single cricket. Good condition except for significant ware of attached silk braid borders; good red brocade silk lining; c 1900; northern China; 16” circumference         


  • Price: $400

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