Scottish. 42nd Black Watch Victorian pre 1881 attributed Officer's shoulder belt plate.
A good scarce example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate with raised burnished edges mounted with a facetted silver Star of the Order of the Thistle; mounted on the Star, within a gilt thistle wreath, a crowned oval bearing the motto of the Order of the Thistle (Lacesset). To the centre, silver numerals '42', below the wreath, a gilt Sphinx. Service wear. Reverse retains original fixings comprising two hooks and two studs. GC
Estimate: (£400 - £600)
Removed from old frame with label stating ' 42nd Royal Highlanders 1869 Breast Plate of Egbert W. Cooper'.