Urbi et Orbi Hat, 1950s Black Cocktail Pillbox, Size 20


Sparkling black lamé, pearls and netting set off this Urbi et Orbi hat.
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 20.5″ (52); Diameter: 7″ (17.5); Crown Height: 2″ (5).
Condition: Good, minor wear commensurate with age.
Era:  1950s.
Mark/Label: Urbi et orbi Original.
One of a kind – Get it before it’s gone.

1 in stock


Sparkling black lamé, pearls and netting set off this Urbi et Orbi hat.

Cocktail Hat Details

  • Cocktail pillbox hat.
  • Sparkling Black lame  with silver thread.
  • Black netting
  • Pearl decoration on one side.
  • One stay on each side keeps this vintage hat in place.

Who was Urbi et Orbi

Urbi et Orbi was a milliner based in Yokohama during the 1950s and 1960s.  We find it fascinating that a Japanese milliner would name his firm after the Latin phrase meaning “To the City and the World” used by the pope for his most  solemn form blessings in the Catholic Church.   We wish we could find more information about this enigmatic hat maker.

NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition

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Shipping & Returns

Items are normally shipped within 3 – 5 business days.  Occasionally, there may an issue with shipping times.  If so, we will let you know at once. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx, based on the best price.  Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class.  International buyers handle all customs duties. PLEASE NOTE effective July 1, 2021, EU members are charged VAT taxes based on the specific country’s tax rates at the time of importation. 

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