This is a 100% original badge with no restoration work done. Imperial Russian hussar (hat badge), most likely made in the 1890s based on its style. Very rare is an understatement to be completely honest. I can't even find a catalog or initiation book with this exact style of this particular badge.
Made from silver, brass, and dark blue enamel still with a good shine to it. Some parts of the badge are guilded. Has a brass backing that screws on, originally used to fasten the badge too a hat. It is in excellent condition, minus the missing enamel on the upper left side of the badge.
All of the details in the metal still have excellent relief. It is made of 6 individual pieces, 5 of which make up the actual badge, the other is the faster. It measures 50mm top to bottom, 31mm side to side, and is about 20mm deep from the front to the very end of the threaded piece.Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have in regards to this item. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Russia". The seller is "luba-9803" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.