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Red-painted and Decorated "Cohocksink Hose Company" Parade Hat

Auction:
3022M
Lot:
519
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3022M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 13, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Red-painted and Decorated "Cohocksink Hose Company" Parade Hat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1856, top hat form with wide brim, bright red ground, oval medallion on the front with Native American dressed in a tunic and cape wearing a feathered head dress, leggings and moccasins, flanked by scrolls reading "COHOCKSINK HOSE COMPY," the top of the hat initialed "M.J.D.," the back dated "1856," underside of the brim painted yellow, (repair to brim, minor inpainting), ht. 6 1/8, wd. 12 1/4, dp. 13 3/4 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Front of the brim broken and reglued, wear with associated paint loss around top edge, craquelure. Repaint in the floral elements flanking the bottom of the front device.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Cohocksink Hose Company, Brim, Clothing, Culture, Hats, Headgear, Inpainting, Philadelphia

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