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Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

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A British Ambassador's uniform, late 19th/early 20th century
comprising embroidered full dress coatee with gilt K.C. Royal Arms buttons and label of Gieves Ltd to Sir C.F.W. Russell; white knee-breeches; cocked hat with white feather border (loop of rank below Ambassador); similar hat with Victorian Button;  A levee coatee (of 2nd/3rd class); great coat and cape all with Victorian buttons; two pairs of overalls with gold lace stripes;  Diplomatic evening coat and a white waistcoat w gilt mounted buttons; gentleman’s evening tail coat, black waistcoat, and 2 pairs of black knee breeches. 14 pieces
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Provenance

Christie's South Kensington, March 19, 1993, lot 195

Catalogue Note

The diplomat Sir Claude Russell KCMG (1871-1959) served as Minister to Ethiopia 1920–25, Minister to Switzerland 1928–31, and Ambassador to Portugal from 1931-35.

Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

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New York