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Prussian Garde du Corps or Garde Kürassier Officers Pickelhaube

The Ultimate in Imperial Headgear

$8 800.00

Prussian Guard du Corps and Guard Kürassier Officers helmet with Parade Eagle circa 1900. Beautiful helmet recently found. Untouched and all Original Officers helmet. Elegant light weight Tombak metal helmet body with a step-down front visor and broad-swept neck guard, fitted with a tall silver parade eagle. The Lobstertail helmet body is in excellent shape with only slight dents in front visor (see photo) that can be easily straightened. The exterior finish is gently oxidized with age but can be easily hand polished to its former glory. The frontplate of the helmet is a fine silvered Prussian Order of the Black Eagle Star in multi-piece construction and extra fine quality (see picture details of enameling). In the center of the silver star is an enameled Black Eagle Order with the motto, 'SUUM CUIQUE,' in gilt metal, and beneath, a wreath of enameled laurel leaves (tip of right leaves missing). Behind the lettering is a circular white enamel back. All in perfect condition.

The impressive parade eagle is officers quality (see pictures of feather detail) in silver metal with gilded crown fitted to the head. The eagle stands on a silvered cloverleaf base that is affixed to the helmet body with a central screw attachment. The convex chinscales are fitted to the helmet with gilt officer quality cloverleaf rosettes. Two-piece Reich and State cockades. The interior of the helmet shows age and use. The leather sweat band is firmly attached but it is missing the silk cloth headliner. The interior back visor is lined with black velvet (we assume replaced at some period) and the front visor with green colored leather. The front visor leather is a bit damaged (see photo), but can easily be fixed with a little TLC. This helmet is one of the finest "out of the woodwork" pieces we have ever found. It is very rare to find something that has not been damaged or overworked in poor restoration efforts. We leave it "as found" so the purchaser cane determine how they wish to display it.

  • Ref.Head1022
  • Overall condition Excellent
  • State / Country Prussian
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