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Title KuK enamel 'tinnie' for Sanatorium Grimmenstein
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1917
Price £60.00

This enamelled officer's badge would have been worn by personnel serving at the Grimmenstein Sanatorium in 1917. It is a magnificent example of what perhaps is the earliest display of Art Deco motif, predating the widespread use of this sort of imagery by some years.

It measures 3.3cm long and would appear to be constructed of gilding metal, silvered, with a black enamel design. It is marked on the reverse 'Reinermer & Spiegel Wien 7/2'.Grimmenstein is in the district of Neuenkirchen, Lower Austria, near Hungary.

Most of the silver finish on the front has worn down to the original base metal, hence the slightly pinky-goldy colour. The back has most of its original silver finish intact.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]


Just to let you know, the knot has arrived and is an awesome piece. It will make a great addition to the collection.

S V, USA, 05.08.2014

The goods are safely in and I am delighted. Many thanks for the outstanding handling of this order and I hope we can do many more.

M R, USA, 03.04.2009