This is an outstanding example of the Mothers Cross in Gold, the highest grade of this award.
The medal is in excellent condition and very attractive. The original gilding is very close to 100 percent intact, is still bright, and contrasts beautifully with the flawless original enamel.
There are no chips or cracks, no damage of any kind. The medal is complete with its original full length neck ribbon. The award and ribbon are housed in their original case of issue, which is of course the correct case for this badge. The exterior of the case bears an embossed representation of the Mothers Cross, in gold leaf. The case shows some wear from handling and decades of storage. The corners are worn, and there are some abrasions to the front of the artificial leather, but the case remains complete and intact, with a functional metal hinge and push-button closure. Inside the case, the award rests on a cream-colored flocked insert. The lid is lined with silk, which bears the manufacturer stamp “Wilhelm Deumer” This cased Mothers Cross in Gold is impressive, and displays beautifuly.