This is one of the rarest of the accouterments that an officer in the regiment des garde du Corps used. Knowing that the Garde du Corps (GdC) was one of the two most elite units in the Prussian army (Along with 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß.) This makes for a very important piece of gear.
This is a saddle holster as used by an Officer in the GdC. They would be mounted either singly or doubly on the saddle as the owner would have preferred.
To begin this is a very large and impressive holster. The front consists of a combination silver bullion and red and black felt. The center of the holster is elevated on a gathered plateau. On that center we see large Prussian crown which sets over a large handsome Garde Star which consists of silver and gold bullion. The Hohenzollern Eagle is a black fabric.
There is a leather flap into which the revolver/pistol was inserted. There was a leather strap that was to be inserted onto the top of th saddle. Most of this strap is missing. At the bottom of the holster there is for lack of a better term a wooden rod coated in brass. This would be inserted into a hole in the saddle and would stabilize and secure the holster.
Overall condition of this is excellent plus.
This is a consignment item.