Lot 4538

A gala uniform for a naval construction inspector for shipbuilding and engineering, circa 1910

Orders and Military Collectibles until 1918 | A94m | Live auction | 167 Lots

Description

Bicorne hat for imperial naval construction inspectors made of black needle felt (somewhat rubbed), the edges trimmed with black silk band. Silver clasp above a silk cockade in the colours black, white and red, silver-plated navy button. Brown leather sweatband with brown silk lining. Elegant dark blue gala tunic of finest quality, double-breasted. The collar with broad surrounding silver braiding, the breast and sleeve cuffs of black velvet cloth, with surrounding silver braiding. Complete with epaulettes with black velvet fields and lining, silver appliqués and fringes. The formerly worn silver rank rosettes for officials were exchanged for silver rank stars after navy officials were awarded the status of soldiers. Complete with shoulder loops on black velvet ground and silver shoulder buttons. The sleeves with silver rank braiding on black velvet ground for a naval construction inspector (in the rank of a lieutenant commander). All buttons in fine silver version with crowned anchor. The inside with white lining, inside breast pocket. The entire ensemble is only slightly worn, in beautiful condition and very rare.

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General Information

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