An Officerís 7th or Queens Own Hussars Pouch and Pouch Belt circa 1890ís
A very scarce officerís 7th or Queens Own Hussars pouch and pouch belt circa 1890ís comprising an elaborately embroidered red melton cloth pouch and gold regimental pattern lace belt.
The pouch is embroidered in gold thread with the regimental cipher of Queen Caroline of Ansbach after the regiment was dedicated to her by King George 11 sometime shortly after 1727. Above the royal cipher is a Hanovarian crown and the pouch is edged with floral devices and several lines of Russian braid. The rear of the pouch is plain red melton cloth with no evidence of any moth damage.
The gold lace belt is backed upon red melton cloth and has edges showing a line of red melton cloth on either side of the gold lace. The buckle and slider device etc are beautifully gilding in rich fire gilt with minor wear to high points.
The pouch and pouch belt are in wonderful condition and do not show any signs of moth on the reverse as is often the case with cloth lined pouch belts. The gilding and embroidery are in virtually mint condition.