Taplow Troop, Bucks Yeomanry Officer's Helmet. c1850

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Lot 295
Taplow Troop, Bucks Yeomanry Officer's Helmet. c1850

Sold for £ 3,125 (US$ 3,929) inc. premium

Antique Arms & Militaria

24 Apr 2012, 13:00 BST

Oxford

Taplow Troop, Bucks Yeomanry Officer's Helmet. c1850
A very fine example the black metal skull embellished with gilt laurel and acanthus sprays, a gilt metal trim around the bottom edges. The two part gilt metal frontal plate of multi-rayed outline is overlaid with the Royal Arms they in turn upon a background of the Prince of Wales's crest and motto, scrolls above the Royal supporters, 'Taplow Yeomanry'. Gilt metal acanthus leaf plume holder and base of 1847 pattern, a red horse hair plume (lacking the correct length of metal stem). Original oak-leaf pattern gilt metal chin scales (one element
lacking) with lions' masks side ornaments. Original red morrocan sweat band and attached red silk liner.
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