A hard to find British Diplomatic Service Ambassador's full dress uniform in excellent condition. Consisting of tailcoat, trousers, braces, bicorn hat and sword (with scabbard, sling and storage bag).
Single-breasted high-necked doeskin tailcoat has 9 Queen's crown Royal coat of arms buttons to front and 10 to rear. Black velvet facings to cuffs and collar, with gilt and lace detail, a detachable white collar on studs.
High-backed doeskin trousers are button fly/waist fastening with 2 and 5/8" gold lace stripes and braces buttons. Original owners button-on elastic braces are included.
Felt bicorn hat has black lace bands and rosette behind gilt detail with a single Royal Arms button. Hat is edged with white ostrich feathers. With original storage tin, named to the Ambassador owner.
Diplomat's ceremonial sword has silver blade on gold hilt, with gilt sword knot. Sword by Brown Son & Long of London. Includes black leather scabbard with brass metalwork. leather storage bag and adjustable white cotton sling with leather/felt frog.
NOTE: This item acquired direct from ex-ambassadors family. An original set, owned by a prominant diplomat and UK Ambassador (1953 to 1988). Details available on request.
Bicorn Hat: Approx 55/57cm (29cm end to end, internally)
Condition: All in absolutely excellent "diplomatic" condition. Clean and free from damage. Almost no noticeable wear to jacket or trousers. Buttons bright and unscratched. Hat shows signs of wear around lower edge but still in very good condition. Sword/scabbard in excellent condition - some small areas of oxidisation to hilt which will polish out. Blade in excellent condition, almost no tarnishing. No pitting. Bright and clean. Bag shows signs of wear as you would expect, but intact and very functional.
History: Owned by a prominant British diplomat and ambassador, employed from 1953 to 1988 and latterly heavily involved in Cold War intrigues. These items were acquired direct from his estate/family, are an original set.
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NOTE2: There are likely to be customs import duties payable on this item outside the UK. You are responsible for these.
NOTE3: Please check there are no restrictions on the import of edged weapons to your country. We cannot be held responsible for return/refusal by local customs/government agencies.
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Items are sold as seen, and described as accurately as possible. Please note that all items are used and therefore a certain amount of wear is to be expected. Any fundamental defects/deficiences are stated. Many items have been tailored and therefore sizes may be approximate.