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Auktion: Antique Arms & Armour
wurde versteigert am: 17. Dezember 2008
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A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE OFFICER'S HELMET OF THE 1ST ...

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A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE OFFICER'S HELMET OF THE 1 S T & 2 N D CARABINIERS, MODEL 1810
CIRCA 1811-14
A VERY RARE FRENCH FIRST EMPIRE OFFICER'S HELMET OF THE 1 S T & 2 N D CARABINIERS, MODEL 1810 CIRCA 1811-14 The skull, peak, neck-guard and crest all of bright gilt-copper, the latter decorated with neo-Classical ornament cast in low relief (crushed at the rear), fitted with silver border, silver headband of officer's pattern cast with leafy scrolls over the sides and applied with a gilt Imperial crown over a heavily defaced N, retaining its original chinscales of sixteen silver plates on leather backing faced with blue fabric, and with ties of tasselled silver wire cord (one missing five plates and the backing partly fragmented), fitted with a pair of silver plaques over the chinscale terminals, each cast in splendour and retained by a gilt star boss, the plaques matching that fitted in the centre of the breast-plate, retaining its original black silk lining on a deep leather band, the peak and neck-guard lined with leather (torn, the latter extensively so), and retaining its original scarlet horsehair comb 14¼in (36.2cm) high

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Antique Arms & Armour
Auktionsdatum: 17.12.2008
Adresse: Christie's
17 December 2008, London, South Kensington