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Title Home Service artillery officer's helmet ball, gilding metal
Nationality British
Period c 1879 on
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This was worn by gunner officers on the blue cloth helmet in full dress up till 1914, following the influence of the Prussian army, who, victorious in the 1870-71 war against France, set the trend in uniform for the next generation. The Prussian artillery wore a ball on their helmet from the mid-19th century through till 1918.

This example retains 70% of its gilding, wear being in evidence on the top of the ball.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010

Thank you very much for sending the order through so quickly.

S H, UK, 05.02.2009

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