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Inspector General of Chinese Maritime Customs Uniform


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Collection Uniforms
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Maze, Frederick William

Object details:

Object ID UNI3676
Description Full dress coat of Inspector-General of Chinese Maritime Customs coat. Navy blue tail coat with black silk lining in body and white silk lining in sleeves. Single breasted nine gilt buttons. Stand-up collar fastened with two hooks and eyes. The front of the coat is also fastened with hooks and eyes and has embroidered edges. Turn back cuffs. The fronts, collar and cuffs and centre back are embroidered with gold bullrushes and leaves and are edged with gold embroidery. The back has two buttons at the waist and two at the bottom of the skirt. Domed buttons, Chinese characters within a circle of leaves, lined background. Four sewn beckets for decoration.
Date made 1937

Artist/Maker Hill Bros Ltd
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wool; silk
Measurements 1097 mm x 520 mm
  • Inspector General of Chinese Maritime Customs Uniform (UNI3676)
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