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Title KuK officer's button
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1780-92
Price £35.00

This little gilt tunic button (2.5cm diameter) is of two-piece construction, with a brass back and gilding metal face. It bears the coat of arms of Leopold II, Emperor of Austria, who reigned 1780-92. Apart from the fighting with the Turks, this button might have seen service in the winter campaign against the French of 1793-94 in the Netherlands.

This is a die-struck button and the design is still in exceptional shape for its age. There is obviously some wear, but nothing serious and the legend around the rim is clearly legible. However, there is some minor dark age staining to the face and the reverse is slightly caved in.

It has a nice slightly polished gilding metal look. I have cleaned the front only, using weak ammonia and a soft cloth. I have left the back as I found it.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Buttons : Austrian : 18th Century]

testimonials

Many thanks for letting me know, can confirm it arrived this morning, safe and sound.

Marvellous piece, thanks again!

R B, UK, 10.12.2012

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006

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