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 missing. Purple silk lining is complete. Approximately size 54.

GRADE *** 1/2                             PRICE $230.00

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