Pre Ww2 / Wwii China Marine Enameled Fur Hat Diamond Mounted Legation Guard Usmc
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Pre Ww2 / Wwii China Marine Enameled Fur Hat Diamond Mounted Legation Guard Usmc:
Old USMC China Marine fur hat device w/ EGA for the Mounted Legation Guard at Peking. This is multi-piece brass and cloissone construction. Each of the colored pieces are seperately applied and of yellow enamel. I have never seen this construction before. It has me quite stumped. I believe that itwas made in North China, but at the end of WW2, perhaps made fora returning China Marine in1945/1946 (these diamonds were wornbyAmerican Legation Guard Marines fromthe early 1930's to 1941, whenthey surrendered to the Japanese at the start of WW2). Many China Marines returned to occupy China from 1945-1949. The diamond is made of thin brass and has the right convex curvature. Known repos are very easy to pick out of the crowd due to their cheap construction (they generally are painted and they display no curvature). This measures just a bit over 2" square. I cant say I am 100% certain on this piece, but I offer an unconditional return if not satisfied. Low start offer.
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