A Rare French Infantry Officer's Shako
Lot 61*
A Rare French Infantry Officer's Shako
Circa 1830-48
£600 - 900
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
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A Rare French Infantry Officer's Shako
Circa 1830-48
With tall tapering body faced with 'French plush' and retaining its paper lining and adjustable leather sweat-band (other linings missing), patent leather bracing band around the bottom, patent leather peak with steel trim, sunken patent leather top encircled by a silver-gilt lace band, die-stamped frontal plate showing Gallic cockerel on a martial trophy and crossed laurel and oak branches, all above a crescent-shaped cartouche bearing a fused grenade, a circular tricolour cockade above, scaled copper chin-scales each with circular supporters embossed with a coiled bugle horn (leather strap broken), and red, white and blue woollen plume (some wear and damage overall)
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