A French Model 1913 helmet for the Gendarmerie Nationale a cheval
The brass skull with white metal Medusa crest with black horsehair panache, frontplate molded with laurels and grenade, white metal bound peaks and leather-backed white metal chinscales with lion mask rosettes. Red, white and blue cock feather side plume. Interior with black leather liner/sweatband.
Condition: Excellent. Some minor marks. Tip of leather strap for chinscales missing. Lining heavily scuffed but sound.