J000579 (IJN) CASED OFFICER'S VISOR CAP.
An Imperial Japanese Navy officerís visor cap, first introduced in 1905 and used until the end of the Second World War. The capís one-piece dark blue wool crown retains the internal stiffening wire along its edge. The four-piece body, in the same color and material, has seams at each of its cardinal points, with two metal grommet ventilation holes under each side of the crown. The tightly-woven black center band has its seam to the front, over which, and over the forward seam to the body, is a gilt embroidered wreath surrounding a gilt fabric-ringed "button," upon whose convex, dark blue background is fixed a gilt alloy fouled anchor. A five-lobed cherry blossom is fixed over the wreath and "button". The cap has its original chinstrap, finished in black, with dual adjustment sliders, fixed over each ear by gilt-washed alloy buttons with embossed anchors and cherry blossoms to them. The black lacquered visor. Sweatband is complete. Purple silk lining is complete. To the interior crown is owners name in Kanji. Approximately size 54. Complete with original storage case.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $400.00
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