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Title Miniature buttonhole for the Order of Vitez
Nationality Hungarian
Period c 1921
Price £50.00

The Order of Vitez was instituted in 1921 by Admiral Horthy's government (1920-44) for distinguished veterans from WW1. It came with a small grant of land, sufficient to keep body and soul together. The original badge was pin-backed and worn without a ribbon. These miniatures were probably privately made jeweller's pieces.

It is enamelled gilt metal in three pieces, with a silver sword attached to the coat of arms of Hungary, which is in turn pinned on to the blue shield background. The shield itself measures 1.8cm long.

Its conditiion is good, with no apparent enamel damage.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Hungarian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Chris, the knot arrived safely today. It is beautiful ? and the only Honved knot I have. Thanks for selling this item!

J F, USA, 06.04.2013

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