MITRE de GRENADIER
Second half of the XIXth century, reign of Nicolas II
Brass, gold plated metal, enamel, fabric
H.: 37; W.: 20 cm
The brass plate shows in bas-relief the crowned two-headed imperial eagle holding in its claws a scepter and an orb. The central shield was covered with an applied enamelled medal and surmounted by a band engraved with inscriptions in Russian letters and dated 1877. It is finished in a point and stapled to the structure of the headgear, itself covered with red and white felted fabric.
The lower band is punctuated by three grenades, two at the chinstrap rosettes and the third in the center of the back. The chinstrap is made of gilded metal, with cut-out yokes forming scales.
A pompom embroidered out of gilded brass threads sums up the whole. It is decorated with the imperial monogram of the emperor of Russia, Nicolas II. The inner headdress is edged with leather.
The particularity of these headgear is the absence of edges. This aspect refers to a technical necessity: the grenadier is an armed soldier who had to make quick gestures to free his hands by placing his long weapon on his shoulder.
For the grenadiers of the Pavlov regiment, the tradition was that this headgear was passed on between soldiers.
Delevery information :
All items are sent by registered mail, insured.
Rates on request.
Delivery and installation possible.