What a beautiful 1950s green close hat. Don’t you love that big bow in the back?
Close Hat Details
- Bright lime 1950s green close hat.
- A one-of-a-kind creation by Bonta Creatrice, an Atlanta milliner.
- Large bow in the back.
- Cream trim.
- Lovely lace lining
- Close hats are designed to fit most women.
- Circa 1950s.
NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.
About Bonta Creatrice
Growing up in Philadelphia and orphaned at age 18, Loretta Bonta took up the millinery trade at a young age. She apprenticed with a French milliner then based in Philadelphia, then took a job in the hat department of a local department store where she became friends with Hans Harberger, the future Mr. John, one of the most famous milliners of all time.
Bonta married then moved to Atlanta in 1928 where she set up a hat shop in her own home. Her focus was on one-of-a-kind custom hats for the cream of Atlanta society as shown on her label “Bonta Creatrice”. Often, she would make a hat to coordinate with a specific outfit of the client. Her clientele was by invitation only, making her hats more desirable.
As hats faded from fashion, Bonta retired in 1971 and passed away in 1989 at age 96. Her hats are highly collectible and so well made, many are in remarkably good shape.
Shipping & Returns
We ship items within five business days. Occasionally, there might be shipping delays. If this occurs, we will promptly notify you.
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International buyers are responsible for all customs duties. PLEASE NOTE: Starting July 1, 2021, EU members will incur VAT taxes based on the specific country’s tax rates during importation.
We know you may be wary about buying vintage items. If so, we do offer returns. If you receive vintage pieces and are dissatisfied or if the item doesn’t fit, please inform Madge of your return request within 10 days of receiving the merchandise. You must return the items within 30 days after notifying us.
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1950s Green Close Hat
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