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Japan - Bicorne for a captain of the Imperial Navy

Japan - Bicorne for a captain of the Imperial Navy

The cocked had corresponds to the early version from the Meiji era.
It was made to measure by a tailor for the naval captain. Both names are available.
Tailored from beaver furs and embroidered silk ribbon, decorated with tassels, gilt purls and the golden navy button in the centre.

The exterior is beautifully preserved for its age, without significant damage, the existing age patina distinguishes it from newer versions and gives this cocked hat its own character.
Unfortunately, the inside has clearly visible damage to the sweatband and lining. The embroidered name of the wearer is present.

Accessories are (1) storage plate with round feet, (2) protective bracket made of metal, with signs of aging. (3) Transport case made of heavy canvas / leather, is still functional with its locks but shows significant damage such as punctures of the body of the seams / deformations. But with a tailor's label and its inscriptions, it is part of the history of the hat and its wear.

Type Bicorne for a captain of the Imperial Navy
Country of Origin Japan
Original/ Replica Original
Condition Beautiful on the outside with age patina, damage on the inside
Dimensions 42×21×12 cm
Comes with certificate of authenticity Yes
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