AUSTRIA – RED CROSS DECORATION – WAR SERVICE – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE
Beautifully maintained, Austrian Red Cross Decoration for Service during Wartime. The Austrian Red Cross Decoration was issued from 1864 through 1914. As with most Austrian decorations, the enamel work it is simply gorgeous. The cross is elongated and measures 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2.” Its arms are white and red enamel. A red cross is in the center and a gorgeous green enamel wreath joins the four arms together.
The decoration’s reverse displays the award’s dates, 1864-1914. A correct, original, red and white tri-fold Austrian ribbon completes the decoration.
It is snugly housed in an original, typically-Austrian presentation case. The red leatherette case is rounded at the bottom and measures 4″ x 2 1/4.” Embossed in silver on its outside is the decoration’s name. Inside the case on the upper silk-lined liner is the manufacturer’s name, G. A. Scheid, which had locations in Vienna and Budapest. The case’s lower half is covered in light-brown velvet that is raised to better display the decoration.
This is a fantastically handsome presentation.