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Rare ladies riding hat, ca 1890. Dutch label: J. P. Knorr * Bolsward. Beaver or mole fur'. Wide brown felt band. Black rep ribbon with buckle. Paper/cardboard lined interior. Wide leather band all around (inside). In good condition. Signs of age and wear. Riding hats from this period have survived very rarely. There are many pictures - especially of noble ladies - wearing such hats: Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Empress Auguste Victoria of Prussia, the Prussian Crown Princess Cäcilie and many more.
Bolsward is a town in the province of Friesland, Netherlands.