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Rare Antique Ornate Jester Mardi Gras Carnival Fool Hat Great Historic Costume For Sale
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PRESENTING A WONDERFUL & HIGHLY DECORATIVE ANTIQUE MEDIEVAL STYLE JESTER'S SILKEN HAT IN MULTIPLE COLOURS!
Evokes a Classic World...Rich in Music...Art...Amusements!
JESTER HATS ARE QUITE POPULAR TODAY!...MANY MODERN COMPANIES MANUFACTURE THEM. HOWEVER...GENUINELY OLD JESTER HATS ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO COME BY!
HERE NOW..A RARE OLD WHYMSICAL COSTUME PIECE!
POSSIBLY MADE IN EUROPE (FRANCE?) BY AN OLD WORLD CRAFTSPERSON!
A HAT WORTHY OF AN OPERA PERFORMANCE!
A HISTORIC CLASSIC IN VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION!
APPROXIMATE SIZE: "7¼" or "7½" HAT SIZE!
VERY DECORATIVE!...MADE WITH TRADITIONAL BELLS!!
BELOW: A TRADITIONAL MEDIEVAL COURT JESTER IN COSTUME!
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THE PERFECT HAT...KARNEVAL!...MARDI GRAS!...THE KING'S COURT!... COMEDIA D'ELLA ARTE!...TIL EULENSPIEGEL!...RIGOLETTO!
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This is a beautiful old Medieval style Court Fool's (Jester) Hat. It is hard to pinpoint a date, but we believe it could possibly be be from the late 19th Century to the earlier years of the 20th Century. That is our guess based on the wonderful old=word craftsmanship and style. As to origins, the hat could possibly be from France or Italy. Of course it could have also been made in America at a time when genuine skill in manufacture and in the crafts bwas still in abundance. Antique Jester Hats are rare. As a costume piece this is really fun as well as historic. We are not experts at antique theatrical costumes or textiles, but the material here appears to be Silk. That is only an opinion based on the lovely shiny quality and soft feel. There is also fine bullion trimming. There is a name written on the inside, but it was not originally there when the hat was made. We were told that the name was added on by an actor some years ago when this hat belonged to a theater company. Overall, the hat is in very good vintage condition with only normal expected minor wear. One of the bells is missing. No one would even notice this, but a bell can be easily added on. The Hat is wonderful. It evokes a world rich in amusement, music and art. We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati sales. We try to describe all items to the best of our ability. Please ask all questions before offerding. FREE SHIPPING IN USA. Payment is expected within 5 days of sale close. FOREIGN SALES: Shipping this item to another country requires that it will only be sent with full INSURANCE and TRACKING which is EXPENSIVE. International buyers should first ask about exact shipping costs. Payment in $USA funds only. Thank You.
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Rare Antique Ornate Jester Mardi Gras Carnival Fool Hat Great Historic Costume: $45