IMPERIAL GERMAN ARTILLERY TRUMPETER UNIFORM COATEE TAILCOAT C. 1900
Regular price $349.00
c. 1900 Imperial German/Austrian Style Artillery Trumpeter Coatee (Tunic). Red and dark navy blue (almost black) wool with heavy linen lining. Overall excellent condition. With "flaming bomb" artillery insignia. Made in Switzerland.
Tag inside stitched to collar reads: "Costum Fabrik Kaiser Basel." Kaiser Costumes, still in existence, was founded in 1882 by Hans Kaiser under the name "Meili and Kaiser" at Utengasse 15 in Basel, Switzerland produced uniforms, flags and theatrical costumes. The company and family were known throughout Europe for dressing dozens of major historical parades and ceremonial occasions.
Missing one button in front, one button in back, a few small hole but no moth damage. Fabric generally supple and clean, no tears in lining.
BERN (Presumably Switzerland)
Length: 32 inches from top of collar to bottom of tails
Sleeves: 24 7/8 inches from shoulder to end of cuff
Waist: 39 inches
Chest: 18 1/4 inch across front, armpit to armpit