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Title Queen's Own Regiment mess waiter's button
Nationality British
Period c 1900
Price £4.00

This little button (2.6cm) is of two-piece construction with a face plate, originally gilt, folded over a backplate with the maker's name, 'WOODROW & CO. LONDON'. The image is that of the Paschal Lamb as stipulated by the 1900 Dress Regulations for the officers mess waistcoat and field cap.

This is most assuredly the mess waiter's button, inasmuch as the design is that of the livery buttons of the period and not a military uniform button per se. Interestingly enough, this image of the Paschal Lamb replaced the earlier design on the cap badge after the Great War, when the regimental title was done away with.

The gilding has faded entirely, but the design is still reasonably sharp, with the wool effect of the lamb's fleece still in evidence.

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

[Militaria : Buttons : British : 19th Century]


The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.

The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.

R P, UK, 27.02.2016

Received sword yesterday thanks. Very pleased with it. Thanks Chris, most excellent service.

R G, UK, 26.01.2013