CARABINIERS OFFICER'S HELMET, Model 1825, Restoration. 26598 (11604)
The helmet consists of the parts described below, namely:
1° A golden brass bombshell (gilding slightly rubbed in the front part), stamped with a hammer in two shells joined by a staple. H of the bomb 18 cm.
2° A visor, also in gilded brass, is bordered by a circle in silvered copper, placed astride, 8 mm wide on each folded face, and fixed at each end by a rivet; it is lined with glued black sheepskin and held in the setting of the hoop. This visor is assembled with the bomb by copper rivets; its width in the middle is 6 cm.
3° A golden brass neck cover. A circular band on its flat, welded inside and at the bottom of the first, shaped like a cul-de-lampe; the lower corners are rounded. The whole thing is lined in silver-plated copper like the visor. A black sheepskin is stuck below the neck cover.
A silvered copper headband, with a sandblasted background bordered by three protruding fillets, is decorated in its center with the Arms of France stamped in relief in gilded brass. He is adherent to the bomb; its base rests on the visor; its height on the sides is 3.6 cm. It has in the middle a rounded point 11.7 cm high which will join the crest and which is stopped by a chiseled gilt brass screw with a half-spherical head. The two ends of the headband are riveted to the bomb, near the chin straps.
On the middle of the headband is fixed by a screw with a square nut inside, an attribute in gilded brass stamped in relief representing the Arms of France (H of this ornament 7.5 cm; maximum width 7 cm).
4° Two mesh chinstraps in chiseled and gilded copper wire. The links have the shape of an intertwined figure 8 and are attached by the last link in the shape of a B to the rosette of the chin strap. The bottom of the right chin strap ends with a brass hook with trigger guard. The one on the left is adorned with a curb chain.
The rosettes of the chinstraps are in silver-plated copper, circular in shape (diameter 5.1 cm) bordered by a rush in relief and stamped with rays on a sandblasted background. They are attached to the helmet by a pivot, the head of which is a gilded brass star (star diameter 1.7 cm). This threaded rod is received in a small tube serving as a bomb-welded nut and which forms a trunnion on the chin strap and its rosette.
The chinstraps are mounted on a fine black patent leather trim, they extend under the rosette which has a flat chiseled clasp in the middle to hold the chain.
Length of each chin strap, not including the rosette: 14.5 cm
Width of the first link: 4.7 cm.
Width of the bottom one: 2.4 cm.
5° A crest made up of two fins and a gilded brass mask.
Each fin presents a curvilinear triangle, the base of which connects with the bomb by means of a scalloped edge, from 12 mm to 18 mm, decorated with gadroons.
The fins are stamped in relief with an acanthus leaf frame and in the middle of a decreasing series of nine gadroons separated by acanthus leaves on a sandblasted background.
The mask is used to join in front the two fins to which it is welded by its edges which are decorated with separate threads of a ribbed ribbon, the center of the mask is engraved with laurel wreaths. It ends squarely at the top and at the bottom with a cul-de-lamp with acanthus leaves which fits under the headband and which the same screw decorated with acanthus leaves passes through. (Width of the mask at the top 4.4 cm; in the middle 3.4 cm; at the bottom 4.8 cm).
The crest is assembled on the bomb by the screw which passes through the headband and the mask, and by four similar screws, with chiseled heads, placed in the edge of each fin at its two ends and received inside the bomb in square nuts Brass.
6° A caterpillar, in scarlet horsehair, mounted on a steel wire. It grows from the neck cover where it has about 6.5 cm in circumference to its head which has about 12, and which overflows the crest of about 11.5 cm. This mane is mounted on a steel rod attached to the back of the helmet by a threaded rod retained inside the shell by a wing nut and at the front by a steel rod passing at the top of the mask. The horsehair of this caterpillar is tighter and finer than on a troop caterpillar.
7° The interior trim consists of a black waxed cowhide headdress, cut into 7 iron-gilded wolf teeth on the edges.
Total H of the helmet 38 cm.
In a perfect state.
15 000,00 €
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