Hat, Tall 15th century

A tall hat sometimes called a 'sugarloaf' popular in the mid late 15th C. throughout England and the rest of Europe. Examples may be seen in iluminations by Loyset Liedet, the works of Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus and other artists and illuminators. This hat reached absurdly tall and skinny proportions among the most fashionable, as demonstrated by the illuminations in Froissart's 'Chronicles'.

Our hat stands a moderate 8" tall. This proportion is well represented in the works of Dirk Bouts:

"Portrait of a man", 1462, London, National Gallery

"Portrait of a man", about 1470, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Portrait of a Man, c. 1462 (Silverpoint on white paper, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.)

Wool lined in linen and hand finished. No visible exterior machine stitching.

Available in 3 sizes:

Medium- 24"
Large- 25"
XLarge - 26"

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  • Model: BSD-HT04
  • Shipping Weight: 1lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.