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J003278 (IJA) WARRANT OFFICER FULL DRESS TUNIC & CAP. An M1894 type full dress frock coat with shoulder boards and cap. The black wool, three-quarter length coat has a double-breasted front closure leading to a stand-up collar fastened by dual hooks and eyes. The 50mm tall collar is faced in red wool, against which is sewn a decorative, gold bullion border. Dual wool loops are sewn to each shoulder, through which the Warrant Officer shoulder boards would be attached. They are included in their original two piece, case of which the lid is free from the hinges. Each of the seven, highly convex, 24mm diameter brass buttons to either side of the front closure have a five-lobed cherry blossom embossed to their obverses. Buttons all look to have original stitching. A vertical support loop for the sword or bayonet is to the left hip, which is fastened at its top by a 15mm diameter version of the buttons seen to either side of the front closure. Three buttons identical 15mm buttons are sewn to each cuff. Cuffs are complete with their red wool faces and decorative gilt wire tress. The wool to the cuffs show some mothing holes and tracking. A 45cm tall tail shirt vent rises from the base of the reverse, to either side of which are three buttons identical to those on either side of the front closure. To the tail skirt vent, to either side of it, along the edges of the bayonet support strap, and along either edge of the front closure, is decorative red piping. The interior is fully lined in black cotton/silk, but for its sleeves, which are lined in white silk. The lining is quilted from the waist up, and there is a horizontal slash pocket to the right breast, and a vertical slash patch pocket to the left breast. Also included is the white and red striped silk belt/sash. The chest measures approximately 36". Included is the full dress cap with cap badge, adjustable leather chin strap with full dress brass buttons and bullion design to the crown that extends to the perimeter. The interior of the cap is lined in ribbed, black rayon/silk that has a faint stamp to the crown. The black lacquer to the underside of the visor has mostly worn away, while the black sweatband has cracked and is free of rear edge. It is complete with original white and red feather parade plume.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $420.00 (Or Best Offer)

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