Imperial German Guarde du Corps Officer's Helmet
A fine quality officer's example, the skull with stepped front peak, plated all round trim and studding, silver plate, gilt and enamelled star pattern plate, quatrefoil base for the parade plated and gilt eagle. State and national cockades, gilt and plated tre-foil side ornaments for the gilt chin scales, brown leather linings (slight shrinkage), soft brown leather sweatband with scalloped edge and double panel white silk lining, the underside of the quatrefoil base is stamped '5'. A few very minor skull dents. With some restoration.