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    French Second Empire Cuirassier Helmet. Polished metal body with brass trim and accents. Ornate brass comb decorated with volutes and floral leaves, the front bearing a flaming grenade and the face of Medusa. The front top of the comb bears a short red tuft in a copper-gilt holder. On the left side of the helmet is a copper-gilt plume holder in which a red feather plume is inserted. Black horsehair tail. Leather-backed brass chinchains attached to floral-motif bosses. Leather liner with ten fingers. Leather chinstrap broken at the buckle, else a beautiful example in particularly nice condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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