Belgian Cuirassiers Helmet c 1820


Belgian Cuirassiers Helmet c 1820 possibly slightly earlier however been unable to confirm exact model. Tall steel shell with raised steel rib infilled with leather band down to the brass rim and below rear and front peaks again with leather trim and brass rim. A brass top crest which is decorated to the sides with volutes and laurel leaves, the front with a medusa head above Cuirassiers armour in white metal, surmounted by an ornate brass holder that contains a short black horse hair brush, a black horsehair tail hangs from the rear of the comb and white feather side plume. The steel skull is stamped with a 1 and 29 It retains the original chin chains and bosses, please note slight damage to the brass crest and a couple of the brass nuts holding the crest have been replaced.

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