15th Foot, York East Riding Regiment, mess waiter’s 26mm


A scarce mess waiter’s large size 25mm silver plated button of the York East Riding 15th Foot with backmark  PITT & Co 31 MADDOX ST LONDON W . This example dates from 1855 to 1881 when the Roman numerals XV were replaced by the rose and the wording EAST  YORKSHIRE REGIMENT on a circle. The shank has been deliberately nipped, probably to push more easily into a display board of some type. jun3/7    SOLD 4th June 2022