Royal Gloucester Hussars

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Lot 402
Royal Gloucester Hussars

Sold for £ 4,560 (US$ 5,683) inc. premium

Antique Arms and Militaria

5 Aug 2008, 12:00 BST

Oxford

Royal Gloucester Hussars
A very rare Officers Shako C1845-1860, the stiffened cylindrical body and soft top covered in "badminton blue" cloth. The body further decorated with a broad double band of gold and crimson "Austrian wave" lace, a large frontal target of pleated gold and crimson lace, the centre with a plain gilt button. A long narrow gilt metal chin chain/festoon hooks through the cockade. A very large gold lace and crimson velvet cockade bears the "VR" cypher and fronts a green cocks feather plume and gilt corded ball holder. The front peak embellished with gold lace, the rear peak turned up and sewn in. Original cap and body lines in gold and crimson lace, the large bulbous finials below the flounders now severely "sprung". Original sweat band and attached crimson silk attachment, crown lining missing, the cloth crown with repairs, one further mothed area on the lower left front.
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