An early New England officer's leather cockade for a chapeau de bras
Lot 5211
An early New England officer's leather cockade for a chapeau de bras
US$ 400 - 600
£240 - 360
Auction Details
Lot Details
An early New England officer's leather cockade for a chapeau de bras
possibly for a naval officer
The 5 1/2 inch tall black leather cockade of three fluted sections, the domed top section fitted brass button molded with a pine tree and star and retaining part of a black silk ribbon.
Condition: Fine.
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Footnotes

  • Provenance: Allen F. Thompson, Jr. Collection.
    Note: The pine tree was an early New England motif, probably taken from the Penacook tribe of Native Americans, whose name, according to some sources, means Children of the Pine. The pine tree was used on the flag of the six cruisers outfitted by George Washington, at his own expense, in 1775 and was also used on the naval ensigns of vessels and floating batteries of the State of Massachusetts.
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