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Title Officer's cap cockade
Nationality Unknown
Period c 1890
Price £40.00

This could be Russian or East European and would have been worn perhaps on a sealskin fur cap, rather like those worn by our own Rifle Brigade at the turn of the century. It is essentially a brass badge with a silver wash, together with gilt metal inserts filled with dark (possibly black) enamel.

The badge itself (ie without the prongs) is 4cm high. Its condition is a little crumpled, with some minor enamel damage and wear to the silver plate finish on the highlights and some remaining verdigris.

Prov: from the J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Pattern Book Archive, sold at auction by order of the National Army Museum, London.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Unknown : 19th Century]

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