J015884 (IJA) ARTILLERY LIEUTENANTíS FULL DRESS TUNIC.

An M1894 type full dress frock coat. 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 yellow wool, against which is sewn a decorative, gold bullion border. 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 yellow wool faces and decorative gilt wire tress. 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 yellow 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 small, vertical slash patch pocket to the left breast - the latter undoubtedly for a watch. Approximately a size 34". Nice tunic.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $450.00

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