1st Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg - Founded in 1819 - headquartered in Ludwigslust ) Officer Model 1897. Found in an Estate Sale in the Pacific Northwest.
Rare Find!! Mecklenburg Schwerin 17th Dragoon Regiment (1st Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg - Founded in 1819 - headquartered in Ludwigslust ) Officer Model 1897. Found in an Estate Sale in the Pacific Northwest. Black lacquered leather helmet body with gilt brass trim. Helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer still has it polished sheen although slight dull with age. Interior has officer sweat leather and silk headliner. Sweat leather has small tear (see photo). Interior shows honest use. Interior visors are red and green as appropriate for officer.
No extra holes in helmet body. Metal trim is fire gilt that has not been cleaned or polished. Crossed spike base with fluted spike. Spike is removable but we have not taken it off as it is firmly in place and we do not wish to "force" it. Frontplate is the Mecklenburg Schwerin gold Rising Sun with a Frosted Silver centerpiece. Rounded chinscales with rosettes. Officer 2 piece Reichs and Mecklenburg cockades. Extremely rare find in today's market place. Absolutely 100% Original and Untouched helmet.Beautifully "salty" with age.
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