A Named Infantry Officer's Visor Cap
A Named Infantry Officer's Visor Cap - This fine quality private purchase cap has three rows of white piping, with the body of the cap fabricated from a field-gray wool, featuring the classic high peak and rounded saddle-shaped sides. It has a forest green wool band around its circumference, fronted by a silvered aluminum wreath surrounding a cockade, the cockade with a painted black base incorporating a silvered ring and red felt centre. Immediately above on the crown is a 2nd Pattern Eagle. The visor is black vulcanfibre with a silver bullion cord above, in two rows, knotted in the appropriate-style on the sides and held in position via pebbled gilt posts on both sides. The underside of the visor is synthetic and finished in a dark shade of tan. The dark tan sweatband is leather, stamped in black ink "Gepruft 10./J. R. 87" on the underside, with the two ends loose and missing their tie. The dome itself has a dark tan rayon liner, with a clear celluloid moisture shield, the "Stirndruckfrei Deutsches Reichspatent" maker's label screen printed upon it in silver. The owner's name remains in place, inscribed in red embroidered lettering on a yellow cotton swatch "Schaffrath 10./J.R. 87". Overall, it measures 250 mm x 290 mm x 160 mm in height. The cap has experienced light moth invasion on the field-gray wool upper above the gilt post, exhibits minor crazing on the visor, cracking in the celluloid shield, the headband with staining from active use and is missing its dark tan rayon lining behind the front of the cap. However, it continues to exhibit smooth quality in the wool, plus quality workmanship, very clean exterior, maintaining its original period look, extremely fine.