Prussian / Hanoverian Officers Pickelhaube
Without doubt a 100% original and rare regimental helmet.
Prussian / Hannover and Hanseatic Infantry Regiments Nr. 74, 77, 78, 164 and 165; Officer Model 1897 after 1899. Black lacquered leather helmet body with fine fire gilded trim. Helmet is untouched and shows gentle but genuine age. Body has fine form with firm stitching. Exterior lacquer is lightly crazed from age (see photo) but otherwise very good. Soft sweat leather helmet lining with silk headliner. Inside visors are colored red and green. There is slight bruising on edge of visor (see photos).
Fire gilded line Prussian Eagle front plate with the added banner "Waterloo" for service in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.This plate was awarded to the regiment in 1899. Helmet no extra holes in helmet body. Tall officers spike and base with 4 gold stars at base. Flat gold chinscales with gold rosettes. Standard Reichs and Prussian Officer style cockades. Rare regimental helmet in very good condition. Without doubt a 100% original helmet.
- Overall condition Very good
- State / Country Prussian