Bes-Ben Chicago Peacock Feather Fringe Fur Felt Cloche, 1940s
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|Type||Cloche Hat, Fascinator|
|Materials||Fur Felt, Peacock Feathers, Grosgrain|
|Period||Mid-20th Century, Vintage|
|Additional Information||Benjamin B. Green-Field (1898-1988), known as ‘Chicago’s Mad Hatter,’ established the Bes-Ben millinery label with his sister Bessie in 1920.|
- Secondhand clothing, handbags and accessories may retain minor imperfections throughout. Any measurements provided are approximate.
- aftermarket numbered white label stitched to the inner band; areas of damage to feathers; lint accumulation to fur felt; surface wear to brim edge; light soiling to inner band.
- measures Merrimac fur felt cloche exclusive of ornamentation: 20" interior circumference, 4.5" feather fringe.