This is a very handsome enlisted man/NCO’s cartridge box from Leib-Küraßier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr 1. The Regiment was founded in 1646 and garrisoned in Breslau. It was attached to the VI. Armeekorps. Historically, it was a VERY important Regiment with a long and storied record. In fact, it was THE oldest Küraßier-Regiment in the entire German Army. It held “Leib” (Life) status. This was just a bit lower in importance than Garde-Regiment status. The Prussian Army contained the Regiment der Garde du Corps AND the Garde-Küraßier-Regiment. Both Regiments wore the fabled Hohenzollern Eagle atop their helmets during parades. Neither was nearly as old as Leib-Küraßier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr 1. (The Garde du Corps was founded 1740 and the Garde-Küraßier was formed in 1815). As a mark of its importance, Leib-Küraßier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr 1 possessed a unique insignia for their wappens, küraß devices, and cartridge boxes. One did not mistake a man from this Regiment! The emblem consists of an old-style Hohenzollern Eagle (remember, the Regiment preceded Frederick the Great by a great deal). In its right side claw is a sword. The left side claw grasps a bundle of thunderbolts. Above the eagle is the motto “Pro Gloria Et Patria.” The cartridge box measures 6″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2.” All of its straps are attached. The Regiment’s emblem is brass. It measures 2 3/4″ in diameter and is 1 1/8″ thick. The emblem is applied to the cartridge box’s outer lid. This is a marvelous piece of German history, in very fine condition.