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Title Sabretache ornament, Saxon?
Nationality German
Period mid-19th century
Price £200.00

I think this is a badge (13.5 x 9.5cm) off an undress sabretache, ie plain leather, possibly at the time of Johann, King of Saxony (hence JR), 1854-73. It may be an unfinished piece, inasmuch as there are no fixing points on the reverse. It would appear to be a cast bronze, hand finished badge.

There is a break at the tail of the J where it rejoins the monogram, which has caused slight distortion. Its condition is otherwise excellent, with a little verdigris spotting here and there and generally a dull bronze finish.

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 : German : 19th Century]

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