A uniform ensemble for a captain of the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II
International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots
DescriptionFine bicorne of black mohair felt (rubbed) with clasp of gold and silver bullions, gold anchor button and black rep cockade, the points of the hat with gold cordons, white silk lining (with Japanese lettering embroidered in red). Comes with two well-preserved gold parade epaulettes with applied anchor and rank stars lined with dark blue velvet. Both in the original storage case covered with canvas. A separate case contains an elegant double-breasted uniform tunic of dark blue wool cloth with gold anchor buttons, gold braided sleeves in the rank of a captain, elaborately embroidered collar and white silk lining. With matching waistcoat and trousers of dark blue wool cloth with gold lateral stripes, sabre hanger with gilt buckle, officer's sabre with narrow single-edged blade, gilt knuckle-bow hilt, shark skin grip and leather scabbard. Slightly damaged in parts, traces of age. Rare ensemble.
Condition: II Questions about the lot?