Epaulets (pair)

Object Number: 
1942.532ab
Date: 
ca. 1859
Medium: 
Metal, textile
Dimensions: 
each: 4 x 8 x 6 in. ( 10.2 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on fasteners: "LEFT" and "RIGHT" in relief: on eagle's shield: "A" embroidered: on circular patch: "10"
Description: 
Pair of first lieutenant's epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap with one silver embroidered bar, and a gilded metal button embossed with a shield-breasted eagle, the shield bearing the initial "A"; circular patch with "10" embroidered in black on light blue wool ground inside gilded brass crescent; two layers of gold bullion fringe measuring approximately 2 3/4 inches in length and 1/8 inch in diameter; padded red velvet lining and brass channel fastener with spring mounted hook.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these epaulets belonged to the donor's father, Major Thomas D. Mosscrop, who wore them as a lieutenant.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. W. A. Mosscrop
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group