Ridged tombac breast and back, profiled trimming of silver-plated nickel silver with continuous gilt round-headed rivets, on the obverse screw-mounted breast shield (complete gorget) with medallion enamelled in colour bearing the Prussian eagle, edge trim with frosted gold plating, surmounted by the royal crown and below it the date "1745" of the Battle of Hohenfriedberg, red cloth lining. Gilt shoulder scales of non-ferrous metal on nickel-silver lions’ heads in relief, the buckles decorated with massive, applied oak leaves, the bandelier hook on the upper left. Orders decoration screw-mounted on the side, consisting of the Iron Cross 1st Class (1914). Breast and back lined with white, stitched silk (isolated small tears) with black piping. Original, leather waist belt. Light traces of wear and age.
The Cuirassier Regiment No. 2 was awarded a breast shield on 4 June 1895 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hohenfriedberg, in which the regiment played a decisive role.
Very rare cuirass with elegantly waisted shape, magnificent specimen of outstanding quality rarely found today.
Condition: I - II
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