A leather hat dating to the early to mid part of the 19th century. Sometimes referred to in general terms as a costemonger's hat, this example was more likely to have belonged to be a miner's hat due to the two small holes where a lamp or candle is likely to have been attached at one point. The hat leather is hard and the hat worn by some with quite a large head.
Measuring: 31 cm entire diameter
British, c. 1840-1860