Hungarian Border Guard Porcelain Presentation Plaque.
Plaque size: approximately 177mm at the widest point and 22mm thick
Ceramic plaque manufactured by the Hollohaza firm, a well respected Hungarian porcelain manufacturer although eight years younger than the internationally much better known Herend.
Box size: 21.5cm x 22.5cm x 4cm. The box is in very fine condition. The lid is lined with foam rubber (no sign that it was ever covered with fabric) and the bottom is flocked vacuform plastic. The plaque is in perfect condition but it should be noted that it does not sit perfectly level in the inset made for it - which is probably the result of poor engineering rather than that the designer wanted the plaque to tilt slightly toward the viewer when the box was opened.
In any event, this is an attractively made plaque that would display well in any collection of Cold War border guard ephemera.