Hessen 23rd or 24th Dragoon EM/NCO Pickelhaube.
Helmet is in uncleaned and remains in original condition.
Grand Ducal Hessen 23rd or 24th Dragoon NCO Eigentum (custom purchased) circa 1890. Untouched and beautiful helmet from our German source. Black lacquered leather helmet body with German silver trim. Large sized leather helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer is in near perfect condition. Interior leather liner is the "eigentum" type with embossed black finished and flat tabs. Liner is in perfect condition and is still supple.
Interior visors are natural color, back visor has the owner name penciled "Schell". Helmet bell has 2 other slim cut holes that do not seem to ever have been used (see photos). Exterior metal trim in excellent condition. Hessen frontplate retained to helmet body with screw retainers. Hessen style crossed spike base retained to helmet body with round dome retainers. Screw off Hessen style fluted spike as these regiments wear a black plume for parades. Back spine has 2 rivets which is proper for Hessen helmets. Rounded silver chinscales oover M91 posts. NCO style Reichs and non-serrated Hessen state cockades. Outstanding rare regimental helmet .