Basketry-Woven Bachelor's Cap with Boar Tusks
Date: late 19th to early 20th century
Dimensions: 2 in. (5.1 cm) height by 6 in. (15.2 cm) diameter; 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) width including tusks
Pennsylvania Railroad button at top finial; during the Spanish-American War, more U.S. troops were moved from Pennsylvania to the Philippines than any other American state, so this button was likely traded by a Pennsylvanian serviceman. Period collection tag on interior. Very good condition with cracks and losses to boar tusks.