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This bowler hat, or bowler, was introduced in 1850 by Englishman Thomas William Bowler. The rounded head rendered it as a compromise between the now conservative top hat and the casual floppy Calabrian hat popular among artists. The bowler hat was worn to semi-official occasions and still belongs in among the wardrobe of an elegant English man.

Details

  • Title: Bowler Hat
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: ca. 1900
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Provenance: Early museum accession, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Proof of manufacture: Black print on white inner lining: Pillipp Neubauer Berlin, Königsstr. 37; Unter den Linden 24; Mauerstr. 68; gold print on sweatband: initials H.E. and Made in England
  • Place of origin: England
  • Physical Dimensions: h14 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Diameter: 17 and 21 cm
  • Type: Hat
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Woollen felt, rayon, leather

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