Composed of a bomb, a visor, a neck cover, a headband, two chinstraps, a crest, a black horsehair mane approximately 55 cm in length, a powder puff trimmed with scarlet horsehair, pen holder and interior trim.
All fittings are matt and burnished mercury gilded copper.
Bomb, in one stamped piece, in chromed metal.
Visor inclined at 53 degrees below a horizontal plane passing through the junction of the visor and the shell. Bordered by a 7.6 mm wide gilt copper circle placed astride its edges and fixed at the ends by a rivet. Underside of visor sheathed in green leather. Visor width 5 cm.
Neck cover composed of: a circular band on its flat, welded under the posterior edge of the band which it extends, it has three gilt brass nails with half-spherical heads riveted inside; a second concave band, forming a groove, with rounded angles and welded inside, at the bottom of the first. Like the visor, the neck cover is bordered by a 7 mm wide gilt copper setting, placed on horseback. It is lined with ivory calfskin.
Headband, in gilded copper, stamped with a flaming pomegranate surrounded by laurel leaves, it adheres to the bomb. Its base rests on the visor and its ends are riveted to the bomb in the part hidden by the rosette of the chinstrap. H of the headband at the front 6.5 cm.
Each chinstrap is made up of 9 ornamental sheets of die-cut copper, embossed with laurel leaves, which decrease in width (max. width 4.2 cm, min. width 2 cm). These scales are fixed by iron wire clamps, flattened on a leather core lined with black velvet.
At the other end, a strap in black patent calfskin.
Upper shell of each chinstrap ending in a rounded part stamped with a circular rosette depicting laurel leaves in relief (diameter of the rosette 5.3 cm).
Bomb surmounted by a gilded copper crest composed of two fins, a mask and a covering.
The fins, placed vertically at a distance of 3.2 cm from each other in front and 2.5 cm behind, have the shape of a curved curvilinear triangle at its upper part and which connects with the bomb by its concave base forming a scalloped rim.
This flange is fixed to the shell by means of 4 copper screws with round head in tallow drop which are stopped inside the helmet by square copper nuts.
The fins are adorned with palmettes and a fillet at their upper edge; the rim is decorated with water leaves, all stamped in relief.
A tin-plated plate joins the upper edges of the fins, fixing the spacing between them.
Mask serving as an anterior junction to the two fins by means of a weld, stamped with a Medusa head in relief. The cover, also stamped, represents the continuation of the hair of Medusa's head with intertwined serpents.
Ornament of the crest consisting of a socket 2.4 cm high, diameter 4.6 cm, stamped with water leaves in relief and a lens 2.5 high and 1.9 cm in diameter, formed of two stamped shells. Attached to the front of the crest and supporting a red horsehair tuft puff (H 4.6 cm).
Mane of black-dyed horsehair, approximately 74 cm long, mounted on a strong nourished cowhide sole, in which the horsehair is assembled by tinned brass threads with a piece of sheepskin glued to the strong glue on the assembly ; the empty space between the two rows of horsehair is filled by a braid which starts from the top and follows the curve of the crest until it joins the crown.
Stamped copper plume holder, height 3.5 cm, forming a socket with a square section, fixed obliquely.
Interior trim in black leather cut into seven wolf teeth.
Model adopted March 31, 1855. All brass parts are gilded. Chromed steel cuirass. The breastplate and backrest are lined with six rivets. Each of the two suspenders has a body in black cowhide, trimmed with two brass chains; the body is finished with a rectangular buttonhole plate molded with sandblasted foliage leaves with a heart-shaped leather tip; the suspender holder is made of brass with three rivets, the chain holder plates are covered by a lion's muzzle. Black patent leather belt with golden brass roller buckle. Breastplate and backrest signed "Mre d'Armes de Châtt" "February 1891" "2nd size 2nd width" "Officier".
Very good condition, inner cap of the helmet worn.
Delevery information :
All the objects are sent by registered mail, assured, either by post, or by express carrier (FEDEX, UPS, DHL…).
Price on request.
1 000 €