Original French Grenadier Officer Pattern 1818 Shako Helmet- Dated 1834
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an original French Grenadier officer's shako from the Louis-Philippe reign of 1830-1848.
This is actually the Pattern 1818, the helmet plate displaying the Gallic Cockerel on a trophy of background of flag banners in front of the red, white and blue cockade surmounted by a black Pom-Pom to top. The color of the Pom-Pom denoted the actual unit.
Typical embroidered gold band around helmet top and quality embossed brass scaled chinstraps with Flaming Grenade devices above the ears at the connection points.
Offered in good but faded condition overall, much of the original black leather head band remains to the interior and there is what appears to be the original maker's paper label dated 1834 inside the crown of the helmet!
Totally original and color faded showing use from just after the fall of Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo up until the Crimean War of the 1850s.
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