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 is a coiled silver loop. In the center of this is a 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 have an upward bend. Cap is fully lined in white silk and has the original owners name in finely hand stitched embroidery. Complete brown sweatband with silk tie-string to the rear. Silk "chin strap" is also in place.

(2) Epauletís are constructed from a gold woven fabric. IJN anchor device, silver mum and five petal cherry blossom is to each epaulet, all finely hand embroidered. The reverse is finished in black leather and a dark blue wool. Complete with their hinged metal attachment devices..

(3). The hinged carrying box is constructed heavy canvas with leather edging. All complete and has the maker label to the inside top lid. The handle remains strong. Measures approximately 22cm x 22cm x 46cm. The latches and central lock does not work properly as the leather hinge at the rear of the lid has come away from itís stitching, causing the lid to be free.

(4) Also included is the original metal carrying housing for the epaulets. Constructed from a burgundy 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. Nice set.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $550.00

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