Prussian Brass Bugle C.W. MORITZ 1914 - WWI Imp German
Lovely brass bugle with embossed Prussian eagle. Below this eagle is maker name and date: C.W. MORITZ BERLIN 1914, making this now 100 years old. Bell is reinforced with a band of German silver trim with a decorative double groove on the upper piece. A brass ring is affixed to this silver band. Mouthpiece looks to be original to the bugle with a short chain that looks like it fixed to a ring near the stem that is now gone. This does look to be the only real deficiency to the bugle other then the expected dings which are worst on the bottom as per last photo. Measures a bit over 26cm from end to end. Really a very interesting piece that really brings back the pomp and hoopla associated with military life which was an illusion quickly shattered in the trenches very soon after this bugle was put into use. A great piece which would fit well into even advanced collections.