Could anyone help me with this hat by Miss Mary?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Label Q & A' started by denisebrain, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. denisebrain

    denisebrain Trade Member

    I don't know what to call this shape hat...don't want to use the word plunger :hysterical: I also don't know the era. Any thoughts gratefully welcomed!

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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  4. denisebrain

    denisebrain Trade Member

    Thank you both! I suspected 40s but more from the Antoinette Hagen label style.

    Coil Stepped Felt Hat ... I've never heard of this before! (and I agree, Sarah is so wonderful!)
  5. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

  6. Great hat, Maggie. I would say late 1940s early 1950s. Sculpted in a coiled style. Looks so dear on your model, too.
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  7. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Miss Mary is one of my all time favorite "unsung" milliners. She made the most beautiful velvet hats EVER, bar none. Well, in my opinion! Not only the sculptural shapes she created, but the quality of the velvet was very dense and amazing. I used to collect her (mostly) black velvet hats but she worked in other colors too. She just seems to really have loved to work in velvet. Her hey-day was the very late 1940s and 1950s. My memory says she had a tiny little sliver of a shop on the West side on Manhattan. The "better" millinery district.

    Your hat is darling, and I agree with very late 1940s to early 1950s. I do not know what to call it! Sculptural coil sounds good, or accordian (spelling, sorry). I would love to see the wooden hat block used to make this one!

    Super nice hat!
  8. Barbara, I would love to see that hat block, too! It would be a "work of art" in itself! And, I think you nailed it with "accordion" for the description. I believe it's a more appropriate description for this hat than coil.
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  9. thespectrum

    thespectrum Administrator Staff Member

    Great hat and great model - she wears it well. I like sculptural coil but you have a lot of choices here.
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