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Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1827-43


Object connections:

Collection Uniforms
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Bolton, Henry
Provenance: Turner, M. J.

Object details:

Object ID UNI3162
Description This cocked hat was worn by Commander Henry Bolton (active 1829). It is of beaver felt, which retains a great deal of the original fur nap. On the front is a large cockade of ribbed black silk ribbon. In keeping with the regulations for 1827, the hat is bound in black silk ribbon that has an oak leaf and acorn pattern, indicating the rank of the wearer. This is also indicated by the two loops of gold bullion, of which the central one is twisted. The crown in lined with cherry red silk backed with paper and stamped with the maker’ inscription: ‘.B. & W. Wilson/Manufacturers/London.’ The uniform regulations of 1827 introduced a radically different uniform to that worn previously.
Date made Unknown

Artist/Maker Wilson, I B & W
I. B. & W. Wilson
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials beaver felt; silk; gilt brass; gold bullion
Measurements Overall: 295 x 526 x 105 mm
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