1945-50. A coral red velvet pillar box with small shaped rim in the style of a 19th century riding hat by Otto Lucas. The black net veil has tiny tufts of soft black 'fur' dotted throughout and this can be worn upon the black wings and velvet decoration or covering the face. The hat was provided with matching hatpins, there ends made of small velvet balls.
All black top hat with a merry widow face veil, taffeta band and front corsage, band, bustle and veil with a crown of black ostrich plumes hand made in my workshop in Scotland https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Blackpin?ref=hdr_shop_menu | Shop this product here: spree.to/45e | Shop all of our products at http://spreesy.com/JabberDuck | Pinterest selling powered by Spreesy.com