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~ Circa 1760 British Light Cavalry/Dragoon Helmet ~

Here we have a nice historical piece, very well preserved for it age.

Even if it has lost a bit of its former glory due to the passing of time, it remains complete with all its components.

The skull is made of black painted tin decorated on the lower part with a wool band which imitates the leopard skin pattern.

Two reinforcing semicircular brass bands are placed across the skull, underneath the central brass and black horse hair spine from one side to the other. The horse hair spine continues in a long ponytail at the back of the helmet.

Both sides, left and right are decorated with brass rosettes and on the left side the red plume (the unit mark) is attached.

The lining is made of a brown leather sweatband and size adjustable brown canvas stitched to the former.

~ Dimensions ~

The helmet is 9 ½ inches (24 cm) high, without the plume and it is 10 inches (26 cm) wide, including its peak.

The inner diameter of the piece is 24 ½ inches (62 cm).

It weighs 750 grams.

~ Condition ~

As seen in the pictures there is some age ware on the piece.

The leather lining is worn and the peak has some amount of nicks and bends.

The skull remains in good condition with some paint chips.

The wool band is quite worn and has some minor tears.

The horsehair spine remains in good condition, as is the plume.

#7117

ITEM ID
12554
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Circa 1760 British Light Cavalry/Dragoon Helmet

£4,500 GBP
~ $6,081


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