Black lacquered helmet body with gilded brass trim. Helmet has good form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer has aged related crazing but no loss of lacquer.
Hessen Infantry Reserve Officer helmet Model 1897. Black lacquered helmet body with gilded brass trim. Helmet has good form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer has aged related crazing but no loss of lacquer. Interior has sweat leather and silk headliner. Inner visors colored red and green as proper for officer helmets. Frontplate is the standing Hessen Lion surrounded by oak leaves. In the lower portion of the frontplate is the Hessen style silver reserve cross with the motto "Gott Ehre Vaterland".
Hessen style crossed base with a tall removable fluted spike. Spike base is not ornamented which is proper for Hessen officers. Rounded chinscales on rosettes. Reichs 2 piece officer cockade with non serrated Hessen white and red cockade. From the Col. Joe Robinson collection. Condition 2-. See this helmet on his website at http://www.pickelhauben.net/pickelhaube/Hessian.htm.
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