IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL IRON CROSS-SHAPED BACKGROUND
This is a very interesting way to display a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. A mother-of-pearl shell section, measuring 3 ½” x 3 ½,” has been cut into the shape of an Iron Cross. It serves as a background or frame for an actual 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class that has had its ribbon removed. The Iron Cross’ obverse has excellent paint, which rates 100% as does its reverse. It has a high quality frame, with a superb patina. A hallmark appears on the jump ring, and appears to be a “Z.” At the top of the mother-of-pearl frame is a hook that has been added to hold the EK in place. The frame’s back has an added device that serves as a hook to hang the piece on a wall. Some very slight chipping touches three of the cross’s eight arm points. This is a wonderful piece that combines German patriotism with an actual EK.