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Honourable East India Company uniform: pattern 1830


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Collection Uniforms
User collections Traders Remixed - Pride by YouthAdvisoryGroup
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Honourable East India Company
Provenance: Nairne, Alexander

Object details:

Object ID UNI0165
Description Single-breasted jacket worn by Captain Alexander Nairne (active 1815–1832) of the Honourable East India Company. The jacket is of indigo-dyed peau-de-soie, with black collar and cuffs of the same fabric. The stand-up collar features two embroidered twists of silver thread on each side and, in keeping with the style of the late 1820s/early 1830s, these have become very large and flat. The sleeves are loosely gathered at the shoulder and terminate in a round cuff also embroidered with two silver twists. In the centre of each twist is a small gilt brass button of the Honourable East India Company pattern. Each cuff fastens with a small black self-covered button. The bodice and collar are lined with cream silk twill and are quilted in vitruvian scroll, interlace and wave patterns. The breast is padded to create a fashionable rounded effect. The tailoring to the back shows the typical ‘diamond shape’ popular throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal thread; silk; gilt brass
Measurements Overall: 520 x 580 mm
  • Honourable East India Company uniform: pattern 1830 (UNI0165)
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