Identify the fur on a fur cape - thank you

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by kainda, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. kainda

    kainda Registered Guest

    Hello all and ty in advance for any help
    I wish to identify this cape which was my Grandmas

    I thought it was mink
    any help is great Thank you IMG_20200108_120048.jpg IMG_20200108_115933.jpg IMG_20200108_115919.jpg IMG_20200108_120026.jpg
     
  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. kainda

    kainda Registered Guest

    Hi Mary Jane thank you yes here is some

    one u can see my hand print indentation in
    hehe - thank you
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  4. kainda

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  5. kainda

    kainda Registered Guest

    its about a size 10 uk fit to the shoulder s
    if this helps
     
  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. kainda

    kainda Registered Guest

    Thank you Mary Jane
    I also don't think its mink because the fur is longer
    i love this site btw - your all so kind to help
    x
     
  8. Furwise

    Furwise Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sorry to do this to you but is there any way you can show the pictures in better light? I don't want to steer you wrong.
     
  9. kainda

    kainda Registered Guest

    Yes when its day light in the morning ill take a photo in the back garden
    i would say in about 3 hours time it should be light enough outside
    any help you give is wonderful Caryn thanks for taking the time to respond
    x
     
  10. kainda

    kainda Registered Guest

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    I put the green leaf for colour indication <3

    now that really looks like mink to me its just longer furs
    i have got no idea lol
    Thank you !!
     
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  11. Furwise

    Furwise Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you for those. It looks like fitch that was dyed darker to look like sable. I'm not 100% sure it is fitch only because I see some glossiness in your images that I don't normally see in fitch. This could be due to it being dyed darker and/or the way the light hits it in the images. It's definitely not sable, just not 100% sure of it being fitch, again only because of the glossiness. Fitch looks similar to mink too, just with longer guard hair and the fur doesn't feel exactly the same.
    Here's a blonde fitch fur coat that I had. The color is obviously much lighter but the pattern is close to an exact match on the top and bottom. There are variations in the pattern throughout the middle of the coat because more fitch pelts were used.

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2020
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  12. kainda

    kainda Registered Guest

    yay a polecat maybe im so happy ty
    i was looking yesterday at weasles polecats stoats minks all of them
    and i was lost
    its a beautiful cape though

    thank you for telling me you have been a great help to my mind
    because i didn't think the shape of the pelts was muskrat
    but i don't know a thing about furs i just like animals

    and wow that coat is beautiful <3
    i love it
    i am chuffed now thank you again
     

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