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prussia - flag topper - regimental standard colors

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    SKU: 25-71


    This is an interesting brass topper for a Prussian regimental standard colors’ case. The case protected the regimental colors when not in use or during inclement weather. The item is triangular-shaped. It measures 8 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ at the widest point. It appears to be an earlier example. It could come from the early days of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s reign, or perhaps even from his Grandfather König/Kaiser Wilhelm I’s time. In looking at an example that we know comes from after 1900, a number of small details show us this is not as ornately made as the later example. The cypher (WR), which is crowned, is not nearly as decorative or ornate. Other small details lead us to believe such is the case. The apex of the topper features a small ball. The overall weight of the topper is 11.6 ounces. At the topper’s bottom are dozens of small holes where it was sewn to the colors’ case. It is very well made, with a fine patina.

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