Rear Admiral's pair of full dress epaulettes : Imperial Japanese Navy

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number REL28465
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Gold lace; Gold bullion; Silver bullion; Gilded brass; Leather; Wool
Maker Unknown
Place made Japan
Date made c 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Imperial Japanese Navy rear admiral's pair of full dress epaulettes. Each gold lace epaulette bears a Paloma leaf, made from red velvet detailed with silver bullion. Below the leaf is a single silver bullion embroidered cherry blossom, and below this an embroidered silver bullion anchor. The button on each board, which secures it to the coat, is officer's pattern in gilded brass. The underside of the boards are partially covered in black woollen cloth, and with black leather. The leather sections bear two Japanese characters embossed in gold leaf. A nickel plated hinge device, attached to the underside of each epaulette helps to secure them to the uniform.

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