Block, hat; Johnson Mathews[?]; [?]; 2010.297
Block, hatAbout this object
Hat block; a wooden block for making hats. Consists of three parts - a base and upright dowel for the stand and the hat form. Signed in pencil on the base of the form: 'Johnson Mathews'.
A hat block, also known as a hat form or bashing block, is a wooden block carved into the shape of a hat by a craftsman known as a block shaper. It is used by hat makers or milliners to produce a hat.
organic, vegetal, wood.Inscription and Marks
Punched into base of block: '21 1/2'; handwritten in pencil: 'Johnson Mathews'.Technique
h 300mm x l 186mm x w 156mmObject Type