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eMedals-A German First World War Wurttenberg Artillery Visor Cap

CONSIGN 4

Item: G13673

A German First World War Wurttenberg Artillery Visor Cap CONSIGN 4

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A German First World War Wurttenberg Artillery Visor Cap CONSIGN 4

A German First World War Wurttenberg Artillery Visor Cap; This fine quality cap has three rows of red piping, with the body of the cap fabricated from a gray wool, featuring the classic high peak and rounded saddle-shaped sides. It has a black wool band around its circumference, fronted by a Wurttemberg cockade with a painted black base incorporating a raised red painted ring and a black synthetic centre, while the crown above has a Second Reich cockade with a painted black base incorporating a raised silvered ring and a red felt centre. The visor is black vulcanfibre, exhibiting crazing throughout, two black leather straps with a loop on the right side and a buckle on the left side creating the chin strap, of adjustable length resting upon the visor, slotted at the ends, secured on both sides by the original black posts. The underside of the visor displays a brown cardboard stiffener. The sweatband is paper with a chocolate brown finish and is untied where the two ends meet, with an original thin black thread remaining attached on one side. The dome itself has a mustard yellow cotton/wool blend liner and is without a size or maker mark. Overall, it measures 235 mm x 255 mm x 120 mm in height. There is a moth hole in the gray wool fabric above the red piping at the front, with scattered mothing towards the rear on the exterior, the underlying cardboard frame exhibiting slight undulation causing a "rolling" effect on the along the black wool band, the sweatband with light tears throughout, the rayon dome and cardboard visor underside are soiled from active use. However, it continues to exhibit smooth quality in the wool, plus quality workmanship, maintaining its original period look, very fine. (C:4)
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