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M-001D

German WWII Cased German Cross in Gold by Steinhauer and Luck

  • Sale
  • $ 3,975


German WWII Cased German Cross in Gold by Steinhauer and Luck- This is a very rare offering, as it is the first example by this maker that I have ever encountered. 99% of German Crosses were made by other makers, so if you happen to be collecting German Crosses by maker, this is one that you probably do not have. The appearance is spectacular. The enamel work in the swastika as well as the silver backing has slight wear and tone, but it is certainly not distractive. The detail to the gold wreath as well as the burnished starburst is a sight to behold. Steinhauer and Luck did not mark their German Crosses in gold, so this is an unmarked example. The toning on the reverse of the cross tells me that this has been in the case that we are offering for a long time. The discoloration, or toning, matches the black felt interior of the case. The interior lid of the case is a white silken material. The case itself I would declare to be late, as it has no closure button, nor does it have the gold stripe encountered on most German Cross cases. I am surmising that this is indicative of the maker. Beautiful throughout and priced accordingly.