Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Brown velvet pillbox cocktail hat. The low, circular crown of the hat is slightly domed. At front of hat is pinned a large 3-dimensional pear-shaped openwork jeweled ornament of gold wire set with various colors and shapes of stones. Inside of hat lined in black cloth. Around inside lower edge of crown is brown grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner band is a plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to inner ribbon band: "Eisa". The jeweled ornament is attributed to Robert Goossens of Paris, who is known to have supplied Balenciaga. Donor notes of this hat: "...to wear with short black cocktail dresses."
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Shoulder Clasp From the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

Shoulder Clasp From the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 0625~
Creator: unknown
Description: This is an anglo saxon jewelry. Made with gold, garnet and millefiore glass this Shoulder Clasp From the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial is oval in shape. There is gold, red and blue colors on the clasp. There are repeated patterns on the art piece. This clasp can be compiled together with a pin that is attached with a chain. There is visible mesh work designs on the front followed by abstract organic shapes. Inside of the gold clasp is mostly plain other than some visible textures. Pin holding up the two identical clasps has a big textured part attached to the chain.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design