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2633
Ca1897-1910 CUSTOMS OFFICIAL PICKLEHAUBE. Black lacquered leather scull in very nice condition, retaining it's distinctive shape and highly polished sheen. Gilded brass metal fittings. Front black leather visor with gilt metal trim. Cruciform spike base. Handsome, approx. 93mm tall fluted spike, with ball to the apex. Large imposing gilded Prussian helmet plate consisting of Imperial Eagle clutching a sceptre in each set of talons. A separately applied w/m voided Kaiser Wilhelm crowned cipher is affixed to the centre fo the eagle breast. The helmet's gilt metal chin scales are of the flat pattern. Prussian state cockade to the left hand side, tricolour national cockade to the right. Underside of the leather front and rear visors are a chocolate brown colour. 15 tongue black leather liner in good condition, with the leather remaining supple. Drawstring has been replaced with a shoelace. At some stage a previous owner has given the helmet a coat of lacquer overall to protect it. This does not detract from display. A fine example for the discerning collector of fine headgear. Grade II (P)
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