Stunning 1880's - 1890's US Navy Rear Admiral Epaulets in Original Japanned Tin

Stunning 1880's - 1890's US Navy Rear Admiral Epaulets in Original Japanned Tin

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ARTIFACT: Stunning 1880's - 1890's United States Navy Rear Admiral epaulets in original Japanned tin. Each epaulet is beautifully wrapped in gold bullion and display two five point stars and an anchor and rope in bullion and tin detail. The underside of each also features a brass attachment bar, brown leather, and suede and one reads: "LEFT" and the other: "RIGHT". The tin has a hinged lid with buckle closure and handle. The interior features an additional lidded 'chamber' and the outside is finished with a hard, black lacquer. If only these could talk and tell the tale of who owned them!

VINTAGE: Circa 1880's - 1890's

SIZE: Approximately Epaulets: 7-1/4" x 5-3/4" x 4"; Tin: 10-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 5-3/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold and tin bullion, suede, leather, brass, hard, black lacquer

ATTACHMENT: Epaulets: Brass attachment bar with push button lock/release; Tin: hinged lid, handle, buckle closure, hinged interior lid


ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MDJJX16 LAAGEX6/16 SIJJX3/17

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The epaulets are in remarkable condition showing only light to moderate wear, minor bullion snags on right epaulet (see photos) does not detract, overall bright and gorgeous patina, much of the original lacquer of the tin remains intact, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.