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    Magnificent Prussian Model 1842 Reserve Infantry Officers' Spiked Helmet. An impressive 14-inches tall with polished leather skull and visors. The angular front visor is trimmed in gilded-brass; the rear visor untrimmed. The front plate features a large gilded eagle with reservist cross mounted to the breast. The plate is mounted to the helmet via threaded post and secured by looped nuts. A 5 ½-inch tall spike is mounted to a cruciform base which is secured to the helmet via four star-head threaded studs. The band of perling at the base of the spike is slightly detached. Slightly convex gilded-brass chinscales are secured with rosettes. The backing leather on the chin scales may be a later replacement. The tan leather lining is immaculate and appears unused.

    Condition. Excellent. Traces of gilt remaining on the eagle front plate and chin scales. Most of the wear is from over 170 years of storage. A choice example. From the collection of J.T. Hamrick, M.D.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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