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    French Second Empire Cuirassier Helmet. The body is silvered metal with a black fur turban, the edges banded in gilt metal. The gilded comb is decorated on both sides with volutes and laurel leaves and the front bears the head of Medusa, above her a flaming grenade with red horsehair brush. A black horsehair tail hangs from the rear of the comb. The leather-backed gilded chinchains are attached to two large rosette bosses. A gilded socket on the left side supports a red horsehair brush. The seven-triangular fingered black leather liner is in very good condition with brass grommets for the suspension adjustment string. The reverse of the helmet is stamped near the base of the comb "275 42". The helmet remains in nice condition with some scattered loss to the fur turban and tarnishing to the silvered metal skull, else it is in excellent condition.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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