Epaulets (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.8298ab
Date: 
1840-1865
Medium: 
Metal, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 10.2 x 19 x 14.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on tag found with epaulets: "Pair of Epaulets worn by / Capt. Thomas Fisher, / uncle of the donor. / Mrs. Henry Torrance / April 27, 1932" and "Museum Accession / No. 1885" (on reverse) embroidered: on circular patch: "22"
Description: 
Pair of officer's epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap without button; gilded brass crescent surrounding domed circular patch with "22" embroidered in black on medium blue wool ground at center and embroidered border with diagonal stripes; two layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring approximately 3 1/4 inches in length and 1/4 inch in diameter; padded yellow silk lining and elongated metal hook fastener.
Gallery Label: 
A note found with these epaulets indicates that they were worn by Captain Thomas Fisher, uncle of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Henry Torrance, 1932
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group