~ British Mitre Cap 1764 – 1776 From The American War Of Independence ~
Here we have the front half of a British mitre cap worn during the American Revolution between 1764 – 1776, the brass plaque states it was recovered from fort Ticonderoga, New York.
The mitre itself is a triangle shape hat with black fur and a white metal badge reading NEC ASPIRA TERRENT for the
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) (14th Foot).
Fort Ticonderoga was a British fort before being captured by the Americans on May 10, 1775.
The mitre comes in a period floating frame.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame is 27.9 inches (71cm) by 27.9 inches (71cm).
The mitre is 12.2 inches (31cm) by 11.8 inches (30cm).
~ Condition ~
Please note only the front half of the mitre is present, it is quite worn so please refer to the images.
The frame is quite worn with chips and the glass and mount are rather grubby.