Chinese Official’s Summer and Winter Formal Court Hat

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1232531
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Complete Summer and Winner Chao Guans With Finals of a 7TH Rank Official With a Two Layer Leather Hat Box, and Folding Paktong Hat Stand Featuring Blue Enameled Design Both gilded finals in excellent condition and showing good patina. -Summer Chao Guan at of very fine woven bamboo with dyed horse hair. A stiffened red silk covered sweat band inside attached to a finely woven split bamboo crown cradle. -The winter Chao Guan of fine black velvet with crown covered by red floss tassels. Inside lining of red silk with blue cotton straps attached to each side. -Ebonized hat box and folding hat stand both in excellent condition, no damage.