A superb untouched War Merit Cross 1st Class in its case of issue.
Domed lid box, is with the full profile of the award stencilled to the lid. Black ‘grained’ finish box, with wear to the corners and some slight scuffing to the lid (see images). Opening button in good working order.
The award is in matching condition, with some slight wear and tarnishing to the finish. Tapered pin to reverse with the underside maker marked 52 (Gottlieb & Wagner. Idar/Oberstein).
An excellent early manufactured example of this award.