J002579 (IJN) LIEUTENANT COMMANDERíS FULL DRESS FORE AND AFT HAT, EPAULETS AND ORIGINAL STORAGE BOX. Complete 1873 (Early Pattern) pattern private tailor made set.

(1) The cap is constructed from beaver pelt in the typical fore and aft style. Completely edged with a 3cm wide black stylized embroidered band. On the wearers left side are two coiled loops, one in bullion and the other in silver. In the center of this is another double coiled bullion loop which is affixed by a gilt IJN anchor button. Two guilt wire tassels, one to the front and one to the rear. Cap is fully lined in red silk and has the original owners name in finely hand stitched embroidery. Partial chinstrap remains. Complete brown sweatband with silk tie-string to the rear..

(2) Epauletís are constructed from a gold woven fabric with gilt, coiled, wire braid to each. Large red cherry blossom with the IJN anchor device to each epaulet, all finely hand embroidered. The reverse is finished in black leather and a dark blue crushed velvet. Embossed kanji makers marks. Complete with their hinged metal attachment devices..

(3). The hinged carrying box is constructed from black painted metal. All complete and has the original owners name hand painted to the top.

(4) Also included is the original metal carrying housing for the epaulets. Constructed from a red paint tin material. There are two padded areas for the mounting of the epaulets and a wire handle so it can be removed from the case easily to gain access to the hat which is stored underneath.

Set shows normal age, use and period wear. Very attractive.

GRADE ****1/4                         PRICE $400.00

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