iron cross - 1870 - 1st class - godet with pin and two side hooks
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GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1870 – 1st CLASS – GODET WITH PIN AND TWO SIDE HOOKSSKU: 09-958 XTC
An Iron Cross such as this required that the wearer have three sets of loops sewn onto his tunic’s left breast to accommodate it. While its single pin is sturdy enough to pierce a wool tunic, the two side hooks are quite delicate. They would snap if one attempted to insert them through the tunic in the same manner. Very few jewelry firms offered this Iron Cross style, and no one did it better than Godet, the maker of this Iron Cross. One of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s house jewelers, the firm J. Godet und Söhne was known as a premiere provider of Orders and Decorations….