Frosting on front plate dark with age. Outstanding helmet from rare mounted units. Beautiful and original helmet.
Baden silver trimmed Dragoon Reserve Officer M1897 helmet. Black lacquer leather helmet body with silver trim. Helmet body has very good form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer in good condition. Interior has officer sweat leather with fancy ribbon along edges and silk style headliner. Inner visors green and red as proper for an officer. Slightly elongated holes in helmet body but the plate has been on the helmet for 100 years (see photo).
Silver fittings are in excellent condition. Appear to have never been cleaned. Silver spike and base with gild stars. Silver rosettes with gold rounded chin scales. Front plate is the Baden Griffen with a small gold Reserve "Mit Fuerst" Cross high on the chest. The officer was probably moved to reserve status as he kept the original front plate. Frosting on front plate dark with age. Outstanding helmet from rare mounted units. Beautiful and original helmet.
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