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RED PILL BOX WITH FLOCKED RASPBERRIES

Made by: Kirwan Steck

Currently in storage


About this object

Deep pill box shape, in thick pile with a swirled nap. The front and sides are ornamented with flocked raspberries, figs and leaves in matching red color, There is a 4.5” gap in the decoration across the back, with a .5” sweetheart shape cut in the front of the form. Inside the crown and along the sides, the hat is lined with red-brown taffeta with the maker’s name embroidered in pink threads and a + stitched to indicate the front of the hat. The hat blank is stamped “Selene, body made in Italy”

Object name:
RED PILL BOX WITH FLOCKED RASPBERRIES
Made from:
taffeta -- nylon horsehair braid
Made in:
Washington, USA
Date made:
ca. 1960
Size:
12.7 × 22.9 cm (5 × 9 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2012.9.15
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE Maker’s name embroidered in pink threads STAMP “Selene, body made in Italy”.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973