1st Or The King's Dragoon Guards

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Lot 430
1st Or The King's Dragoon Guards

Sold for £ 8,640 (US$ 10,801) inc. premium

Antique Arms and Militaria

5 Aug 2008, 12:00 BST

Oxford

1st Or The King's Dragoon Guards
An extremely fine and rare 1812-1818 pattern troopers helmet, the black leather skull mounted with a high brass comb, this with fluted and chequered side panels and Medusa's head front panel. From this descends the die-stamped brass frontal plate, this with borders of laurel leaves and enclosing a crowned "GR" reversed and interlaced cypher, a label at the bottom "1st or / King's Dragoon/Guards". The base of the skull re-inforced with layers of brass scales. The rosettes and chin scales are Officer's quality and of the correct pattern (Carman plate 2 not as shown as in plate 9) sewn onto leather sweatband present (part detatched). The massive black horse hair plaited and falling crest a good quality replacement. The brass comb with some cracks and repairs, very good condition.
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