Admiral Michiel de Ruyter't Ducal Hat

Tall, woollen hat that was used to fill up the ducal crown granted to Admiral Michiel de Ruyter in 1675. Tall, woollen hat that was used to fill up the ducal crown granted to Admiral Michiel de Ruyter in 1675. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, acc. no. NG-NM-10404.

In 1675, the Spanish king, Charles II (1661-1700), presented the Dutch Admiral, Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruyter (1607-1676), with a ducal crown. The crown itself has been lost, but the tall, woollen hat that went inside the crown has been preserved, and is now housed in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

The hat is made of velvet and decorated with embroidered floral motifs, with pearls and green semi-precious stones. The lining is made of linen

See also the TRC Needles entry on De Ruyter's letter pouch, also housed in the Rijksmuseum.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 20th December 2016).

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