EXCEPTIONAL Anniversary Tin Top-Hat and Fan
Offered together or separately.
American, ca. 1860. During the second half of the 19th century, the tenth, or "tin" anniversary was one of great celebration. Whimsical gifts fashioned from tin were often presented to the married couple, made by professional tin smiths. Below are two exceptional examples, a gentleman’s top-hat with broad rim a “crimped” band; and a lady’s fan with folds that alternate in and out. Both in exceptional condition with perfect dry surfaces, and both with custom-fitted stands. Including stand the hat is about 17 ½ inches tall, the fan 21 inches.