85th (King's Light Infantry) Regiment Officer's 'Albert' shako plate circa 1844-55.
An excellent rare rich fire-gilt example. Crowned star mounted spray of laurel and palm and coiled bugle; centrally the numerals '85' on a domed gilt ground. Four rays of the star bear the regiment's honours ' FUENTES D'ONOR NIVE PENINSULA BLADENSBURG'. Two horizontal loops to reverse with two pairs of wire behind the crown. VGC
Estimate: (£700 - £800)
The 85th was granted the title 'King's Light Infantry' in April 1821.