675 Large Chinese Scholar Pavilion Silk Hat

#675 Large Qing Dynasty Pavilion Scholars Hat with fine Silk Embroidery; Hat given to young boys with the hopes of having academic success and an illustrative career; Sally Yu Leung in Hidden Meanings in Chinese Children’s Clothing and Accessories describes the 4- corned pavilion shaped top as referring to the four cardinal directions and peace and stability in this universe (steadfast). The black silk crown has very fine silk embroidered composite flowers, pomegranates, and butterflies outlined with fine gimped silk; back wind flap has unusual embroidered borders with more silk embroidered butterflies and flowers on gold foil; silk lining; excellent condition; late 19th c to early 20th century; likely Shanxi Province; 23” circumference  


  • Price: $750

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