An Officer's 1856 Pattern Foul Weather Lance Cap
A fine and scarce example in black leather throughout. The skull of four panels and complete with dummy rosette and 2 x 3 small black horn dummy buttons. Correct pattern gilt lion's mask side ornaments and velvet lined gilt chin chain. Buff leather sweat band and original gold blocked crimson silk lining 'Hawkes & Co., 14, Piccadilly, London'. Together with a set of later other ranks yellow cord cap lines.