Official's winter hat, without crystal hat button. Black satin with sealskin brim and red silk tassels issuing from crown. Two cords to tie around neck, lining of salmon pink cotton, and white paper with Chinese inscription.

See Garrett, V.M. (1997) A collectors guide to Chinese dress accessories

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