8th or The Kings Regiment Officers Albert Pattern Shako Plate

An 8th or The Kings Regiment officers Albert Pattern shako plate comprising a gilt metal universal star plate with a QVC crown above. In the center an oval garter strap with the words HONI SOIT MALY PENSE with a small tablet showing the regimental motto of Nec Aspera Terrent and in the middle a silver horse of Hannover over the roman numerals for VIII on a rich crimson velvet ground. Below the strap is a large sphinx with the battle honour for Egypt all in dead gilt.
The reverse retains its original fixing wires in the crown and two lugs at 9.00 and 3.00 o’clock to attach the plate to the Albert shako.
Overall in very good condition and exceptionally rare.