Boutonnieres were quite popular among veterans so that they might display their Great War decorations. Here is a particularly interesting example, with four different ribbons.
Two ribbons are for the Iron Cross, which indicates the man was awarded the 1914 Iron Cross in both the 1st and 2nd Class.
Ribbons also appear for the Hindenburg Cross and the Friedrich Medal from Saxony. Attached to the front of the ribbons is an enamel Iron Cross 1st Class device. Some chipping shows on the enamel surface.
A high-grade Gold Army Wound Badge miniature is also present. It was awarded for five or more wounds or the loss of a limb in service to his country.