Absolutely 100% Original and Untouched helmet. Beautifully "salty" with age.
Prussian Line Dragoon (gold trimmed regiments) Non Commission -Private Purchase helmet. Nice "out of the flea market" find. Firm black lacquered leather helmet body with gilt brass trim. Helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer has soft age related sheen. Lacquered is mildly crazed with age but no lacquer loss. Interior has old pattern officer sweat leather with pull string black silk headliner. Sweat leather is very supple. Interior visors are red and green as appropriate for custom purchased non-commissioned officer. Extra holes in helmet body (see attached photo) but this helmet plate has been on helmet for 100 years. Metal trim is fine fire gilt that has never been cleaned or polished. Crossed spike base with NCO pearl ring and removable spike. Front plate is the Prussian Dragoon style eagle in fire gilded gold. Crown on eagle has been repaired (see attached photo). Rounded chinscales with rosettes. Single Prussian cockade indicates that the helmet was worn in the pre 1897 era. Extremely rare find from a flea market. Absolutely 100% Original and Untouched helmet. Beautifully "salty" with age. Bargain priced.
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