A 1871 Pattern Full Dress Helmet Of An Officer In The 1st Life Guards
Lot 443
A 1871 Pattern Full Dress Helmet Of An Officer In The 1st Life Guards
£2,000 - 2,500
US$ 3,300 - 4,100
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 1871 Pattern Full Dress Helmet Of An Officer In The 1st Life Guards
Circa 1880
The white-metal skull complete with all its gilt-metal fittings, the frontal plate overlaid with silvered copper and enamelled Garter star, large rose-pattern supporters with velvet-lined chin-chain, the interior with quilted silk sweat-band (partly detached), leather peak lining (the rear lining missing), and complete with its white horsehair plume: in its original japanned carrying tin (surface rust and repainted overall) with brass maker's label of Hawkes & Co., 14 Piccadilly, London, and brass escutcheon (damaged) engraved 'J. Weyland Esq., 1st Life Guards'

Footnotes

  • J. Weyland was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 11 September 1876. In March 1877 he is listed as an 'unattached Sub-Lieutenant undergoing a course of Garrison Instructions'. By February 1879 he is listed as a Sub-Lieutenant, 1st Life Guards, promoted to Lieutenant within the regiment on 23 January 1878. He left the army sometime between June and December 1882
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