012 - SS Officer in mess dress
This bust is of an SS Officer wearing the full, formal evening dress.
Introduced in 1938 or 1939 the Mess Dress Dinner Jacket was of black wool with wide silk lapels and 2 tapering rows of 3 silver finish buttons.
Insignia was restricted to rank collar patches and shoulder straps.
The bust consists of three parts: head, torso and base.