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Code: 22041Price: On Request
A Very Attractive Large Marble Desk Set of Kaiser Willhelm IIndImperial German desk set of marble ink wells and oval base with pen tray, fully chissel engraved with Kaiser Willhelm's personal name and titles;"Willhelm II Deutscher Kaiser und Konig von Preussen". 'Willhelm IInd German Emperor and King of Prussia'. With a silver gilt badge of his royal monogram within a wreath and surmounted by his crown on the bottle covers lid. Probably from one of the Kaiser's personal office's within a palace or government building. Complete with its two clear glass ink pots. Wilhelm II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, reigning from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918 shortly before Germany's defeat in the First World War. He was the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe, most notably his first cousins King George V of the United Kingdom and Emperor Nicholas II of Russia.
Assuming the throne in 1888, he dismissed the country's longtime chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890 before launching Germany on a bellicose "New Course" to cement its status as a global power. Howevever, due to his impetuous personality, he frequently undermined this aim by making tactless, alarming public statements without consulting his ministers beforehand. He also did much to destabilize Germany's relations with the other Great Powers by initiating a massive build-up of the German Navy, challenging French control over Morocco, and backing the Austrian annexation of Bosnia in 1908.
Wilhelm II's turbulent reign culminated in his guarantee of military support to Austria-Hungary during the July 1914 crisis, which resulted in the outbreak of World War I. An ineffective wartime leader, he left virtually all decisions involving military strategy and the war effort in the hands of the German General Staff. This broad delegation of authority gave rise to a de facto military dictatorship whose authorization of unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegram led to the United States' entry into the conflict in April 1917. After his forces' defeat in 1918, Wilhelm lost the support of the German army, abdicated on 9 November 1918, and fled to exile in the Netherlands, where he died in 1941. 36cm across x
Code: 22040Price: 1250.00 GBP
Fine Bronze Relief Portrait Plaque of Napoleon Bonaparte By David d'AngersOriginal 19th century antique. Pierre-Jean David (12 March 1788 – 4 January 1856) was a French sculptor, medallist and active freemason. He adopted the name David d'Angers, following his entry into the studio of the painter Jacques-Louis David in 1809 as a way of both expressing his patrimony and distinguishing himself from the master painter. David's fame rests firmly on his pediment of the Pantheon, his marble Wounded Philopoemen in the Louvre and his equestrian monument to General Jacques-Nicolas Gobert in Père Lachaise Cemetery. In addition to that of Gobert, he did sculptures for seven other tombs at Père Lachaise, including the bronze busts of the writer, Honoré de Balzac and physician Samuel Hahnemann. He was born in Angers in 1788. His father was a wood carver and ornamental sculptor, who had joined the volunteer Republican army as a musketeer, fighting against the Chouans of La Vendée. He studied in the studio of Jean-Jacques Delusse and in 1808 traveled to Paris to study in the studio of Philippe-Laurent Roland.
While in Paris he did work both on the Arc de Triomphe and the exterior of the Louvre. In 1810 he succeeded in taking the second place prize at the École des Beaux-Arts for his Othryades. In 1811 David's La Douleur won the École's competition for tête d'expression followed by his taking of the Prix de Rome for his Epaminondas in the same year. He spent five years in Rome, during which time he frequented the studio of Antonio Canova and made small trips around Italy to Venice, Naples and Florence.
Code: 22038Price: 325.00 GBP
A Very Good 1933 SA Sturmabteilung Dagger, Early 1st Year IssueA very nice condition example and the earliest model made in 1933, the first year of issue, by Clemen and Jung with the hilt crossguard SA group stamped, Nrh [SA der NSDAP Gruppe Niederrhein]. Part of the Niederrhein-Westfalen state, where Hitler spoke the day before he initiated the SA purge known as the Night of Long Knives. Excellent clean blade with traditional motto 'Alles Fur Deutchland'. Very good hilt and scabbard with German nickel silver fittings to the hilt and to the scabbard. This dagger was used by one of Hitler's earliest 'Old Guard' 'Brownshirt' Stormtroopers. The original leader of the SA was Ernst Röhm, one of Hitler's most loyal and faithful of followers. However, due to the alleged conspiracy against Hitler by Röhm [that was simply invented by the psychotic Henrich Himler, leader of the SS] Rohm, alongside his senior staff, was executed in a classic putsch, in an event known as 'The Night of the Long Knives'. When provided with 'evidence' of Röhm's conspiracy Hitler initially refused to believe the dossier provided by Himler's protégé, Heydrich, as he had liked Röhm and allways believed him loyal. Röhm had been one of his first supporters and, without his ability to obtain army funds in the early days of the movement, it is unlikely that the Nazis would have ever become established. The SA under Röhm's leadership had also played a vital role in destroying the opposition during the elections of 1932 and 1933. However, Adolf Hitler had his own reasons for wanting Röhm removed. Powerful supporters of Hitler had been complaining about Röhm for some time. The generals were fearful due to knowing Röhm's desire to have the SA, a force of over 3 million men, absorb the much smaller German Army into its ranks under his leadership. Further, reports of a huge cache of weapons in the hands of SA members, gave the army commanders even more concern. Industrialists, who had provided the funds for the Nazi victory, were unhappy with Röhm's socialistic views on the economy and his claims that the real revolution had still to take place. Matters came to a head in June 1934 when President von Hindenburg, who had the complete loyalty of the Army, informed Hitler that if he didn't move to curb the SA then Hindenburg would dissolve the Government and declare martial law. Very good earliest manufacture SA daggers are now very difficult to find, and good examples have been increasing in value by leaps and bounds over the past couple of years or so.
His organization, the SA [Sturmabeitlung] continued, but was from then on subordinate to Himler's SS, where before it was superior to the SS.
Code: 22037Price: 1125.00 GBP
Sword of the VC Hero of the Mahdist War Colonel Percival Marling, VC,CB,DLOne of England's greatest [yet little known today] heroes of the Empire. A true combat officer of incredible valour, skill and daring. A KRRC Mounted Infantry and 18th Hussars 'Presentation Battle Honour Sword' of Colonel Sir Percival Scrope Marling, 3rd Baronet, VC, CB, DL. His original bright steel, polished, pierced gothic hilt Victorian officers sword, with VR cypher, and its blackened steel 'battle honour' and named regimental presentation blade of the 18th Hussars, that he wore from when he was a Lieutenant in the KRRC. The blade's edge has still present its numerous edge to edge combat sword cuts gained in the Mahdist War. These were left en situ when the blade was presentation etched for him after WW1. He was an English British Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. It is very rare to get a presentation combat sword to a most highly esteemed and heroic winner of the Victoria Cross, but, it is an excellent and relatively inexpensive method of obtaining a military item of status [with complete built-in provence] of a VC recipient. It is also nowhere near the cost of his medal for valour. The Victoria Cross Medal for Valour is the most valuable and highly prized medal in the world, and they are now reaching up to £1,500,000 [the record so far for First World War Captain Noel Chavasse's medals]. Only 1,357 have been awarded since 1856, so this represents just how difficult it is to qualify for this exceptional medal, for it is estimated since 1856 around 15 million men in total have served in the British Armed forces. Colonel Marling's VC was sold to the world's greatest collector of VC's, Lord Ashcroft. He owns the the foremost and greatest single collection in the world, now on display in the Imperial War Museum, so the VC medals are now effectively excluded from the general public's collecting ability. Lt. Marling was commissioned a second lieutenant on 11 August 1880, and promoted to lieutenant on 1 July 1881.
He was 23 years old, and a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, British Army, attached Mounted Infantry during the Mahdist War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 13 March 1884 at the Battle of Tamai in the Sudan during the Mahdist War, Lieutenant Marling risked his life to save that of a private of The Royal Sussex Regiment who had been shot. His citation reads:
For his conspicuous bravery at the battle of Tamai, on 13th March last, in risking his life to save that of Private Morley, Royal Sussex Regiment, who, having been shot, was lifted and placed in front of Lieutenant Marling on his horse. He fell off almost immediately, when Lieutenant Marling dismounted, and gave up his horse for the purpose of carrying off Private Morley, the enemy pressing close on to them until they succeeded in carrying him about 80 yards to a place of comparative safety.
The Mahdist War [1881–99] was a British colonial war of the late 19th century which was fought between the Mahdist Sudanese of the religious leader Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah, who had proclaimed himself the "Mahdi" of Islam. It was in this war the Siege of Khartoum captured the interest of the world, and later the movie of the same name was made starring Charlton Heston as Gordon of Khartoum. Marling was promoted to captain on 22 December 1888 and to major on 12 August 1896.
He served in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa, where in March 1901 he took over the command of the 18th Hussars. He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 19 February 1902. For his service during the war, he was mentioned in despatches (dated 8 April 1902) and appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the South Africa honours list published on 26 June 1902. After the war ended in June 1902 he returned home on the SS Sicilia, which arrived at Southampton in October 1902.
On 20 October 1903, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Gloucestershire, and in 1923 was appointed High Sheriff of Gloucestershire. The pictures in the gallery is a famous engraving of him in the Mahdist War holding this sword at his waist. Another of his VC Medal Group in the Ashcroft Collection, and a scene from a battle during the war. His sword has its original VR cypher hilt and his later, original, presentation fully etched blade, for his rank of Colonel of the 18th Hussars. This is the sword he carried throughout the Mahdist War [while winning his VC], The Boer War and WW1. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies all our items as usual.
Code: 22036Price: 4950.00 GBP
An Absolutely Beautiful 19th Century Imperial Russian Grenadier's Mitre CapA most rare surviving helmet. A mitre cap in use by Russian grenadiers since the 18th century, into the Napoleonic wars in the early 19th century. The mitre cap is an extraordinary form of helmet that was both elaborate and decorative but also as a form of intimidation, to increase the perception of the height of a grenadier, yet functional for defence against sword cuts and slashes, with the helmets construction combination of cloth and stamped metal creating an effective crumple zone against a slashing blade impact. The rarest of all the surviving mitre caps is beyond doubt the British, as they were in use for the shortest period of time and were entirely made of cloth that survives poorly. The Russian and German examples had elements of metal within the helmets stamped crest frontispieces and frame, and, they were in use for longer, some into the WW1 period. However, all are now very scarce, and complete examples are most rare indeed. The 18th/19th century examples the most rarest of all. The mitre cap, whether in stiffened cloth or metal, had become the distinguishing feature of the grenadier in the armies of Britain, Russia, Prussia and most German states during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. While Northern-European armies such as Britain, Russia, Sweden and various German states (perhaps most famously Prussia) wore the mitre cap, southern countries such as France, Spain, Austria, Portugal and various Italian states preferred the bearskin. By 1768 Britain had adopted the bearskin.By the advent of the Napoleonic Wars, both mitres and fur hats had begun to fall out of use in favour of the shako. Two major exceptions were France's Grande Armée (although in 1812, regulations changed grenadier uniforms to those more similar to the ones of fusiliers, except in guard regiments) and the Austrian Army. After the Battle of Friedland in 1807, because of their distinguished performance, Russia's Pavlovsk Regiment were allowed to keep their mitre caps and were admitted to the Imperial Guard. In 1914 the Imperial German and Russian Armies still included a number of grenadier regiments. In the Russian Army these comprised the Grenadier Guards Regiment (L-G Grenadierski Polk) as well as the Grenadier Corps of sixteen regiments (plus an independent reinforced company of Palace Grenadiers, guarding the St. Petersburg Imperial residences). Five regiments of the Prussian Guard were designated as Garde-Grenadiers and there were an additional fourteen regiment of grenadiers amongst the line infantry of the German Empire. In both the Russian and German armies the grenadier regiments were considered a historic elite, distinguished by features such as plumed helmets in full dress, distinctive facings (yellow for all Russian grenadiers) or special braiding. A grenadier derived from the word grenade, and was originally a specialized soldier, first established as a distinct role in the mid-to-late 17th century, for the throwing of grenades and sometimes assault operations. At that time grenadiers were chosen from the strongest and largest soldiers. By the 18th century, dedicated grenade throwing of this sort was no longer relevant, but grenadiers were still chosen for being the most physically powerful soldiers and would lead assaults in the field of battle. Grenadiers would also often lead the storming of fortification breaches in siege warfare, although this role was more usually fulfilled by all-arm units of volunteers called forlorn hopes, and might also be fulfilled by sappers or pioneers.
Code: 22034Price: 3950.00 GBP
Superb 1767-72 Royal French Sword of the Washington's Lauzon Legion CavalryOfficer's Sword of the American Revolution Volunteers of the French allies of General Washington, the French, Lauzon's Legion cavalry. A fabulous and most rare French cavalry dragoon and hussar officer's sword with folding battle guard, and fully engraved blade with the royal salute 'Vive Le Roy' inlaid with gold, and the makers French statement of the blade being from Solingen. Swords of this kind that survive are only normally seen in the great museums such as The Queen's Royal Collection, Les Invalides Army Museum in Paris, and the Smithsonian. On the reverse side of the blade is the personal crest of King Louis XVIth, of three fleur de lys within a royal shield, the main ally of America in the war for independence. The guard has a single principle knucklebow with two side-by-side ancillary guards that fold into the single guard, or fold out, and thus create an open basket battle-hilt. According to our discussion some years ago with Howard Blackmore, former Deputy Master of the Tower of London Armoury, it would have been used by an officer that served the King in Lauzon's Legion of volunteer cavalry, for King Louis XVIth alliance with America in the Revolutionary War of Independence. They were known as the Regiment de Hussards de Lauzun. We last sword we had just at this stunning example, was many decades ago, and we have been searching for another just like it ever since. They sometimes have surfaced, but with the plain blade, and until this one, never with the royal salute 'Vive Le Roy' for King Louis XVIth. Apparently this was a particular favourite sword with the French officers serving in Lauzon's Legion in America.
Lauzun's Legion was made up of infantry, cavalry and artillery components (one company of grenadiers, one company of infantry, two squadrons of Hussars, and one company of gunners) and were recruited largely from foreign mercenaries with French officer's serving under Louis XVIth The established regular order of the numbers of men and officers in a French line cavalry squadron was 6 officers per 194 men, totalling 200 per squadron. Thus it is logical that no more than 12 officers carried such a sword in Lauzon's Legion, however, regulations often went by the board in time of war, so this must only be a logical conclusion and relatively comfortable assumption. After being posted to Senegal and the West Indies, Lauzun's Legion served in the American War for Independence. The corps' principal engagements were at White Plains in 1781, and at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.
The American War Of Independence
When the Legion arrived in America, they recruited from foreigners, mainly Hessian deserters; there were complaints about their conduct. Rochambeau sent Brigadier General Marquis de Choisy with Lauzun's Legion in July 1780, as they marched from Rhode Island to Head of Elk, Maryland, travelled by water to Alexandria, Virginia, and marched to Glouster Courthouse. They spent the winter in Lebanon, Connecticut.
The Légion de Lauzun became famous during the Siege of Yorktown, mainly before Gloucester on 3 October 1781, where they chased down the champion of the battle, a British cavalry led by Colonel Banastre Tarleton. The legion stayed in the United States of America, first in Hampton, Virginia, then in February 1782 in Charlotte Court House, Virginia, before they were moved in July 1782 to New York. The legion left the United States in May 1783.
In December 1780, two dozen Hussar horsemen deserted and discharged themselves from their winter quarters in Lebanon and fled into the woods to the south. The Legion itself may have wintered in Trumbull, Connecticut, according to Huldah Hawley, who said she cooked for the French for fear they would kill her because her husband was a known Tory. Lauzun's Legion or "Hussars" encamped in present-day Abraham Nichols Park in Trumbull from June 28 to June 30, 1781. The Legion, an advance party, was ordered to protect the exposed flank of the main army and stayed 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km) ahead of and to the south flank of the main French army while encamped in Newtown. The army was marching in the Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route south to reinforce American troops under the command of General George Washington at the Siege of Yorktown. French coins have since been found near the site of their camp in Abraham Nichols Park.
The legion was at Gloucester, Virginia, during the Siege of Yorktown. On October 4, 1781, French and British cavalry skirmished at Gloucester. The British cavalry commander, Banastre Tarleton, was unhorsed, and the Lauzun's Legion drove the British within their lines, before being ordered to withdraw by the Marquis de Choisy. The Legion suffered three Hussars killed, and two officers and eleven Hussars wounded. Fifty British were killed or wounded, including Tarleton. A painting in our gallery is the 'Surrender of Lord Cornwallis' by John Trumbull, depicting Cornwallis surrendering at Yorktown to the French Legion Lauzon cavalry troops and infantry of General Rochambeau (left) and American troops of Washington (right); The sword is superb condition, one fold out guards clips into a spring loaded retainer, but one part, of one retainer, is lacking. No scabbard. Blade length 31.5 inches. Any record of the name of the user of this sword is unknown, and now lost in the mists of time
Code: 22033Price: 4750.00 GBP
A Rare Scottish Napoleonic Royal Bodyguard Officer's Garde Du Corps Swordof "Les Fiers Ecossais" their French nickname 'The Proud Scots'. A very rare sword that bears the unique crest of the 1st 'Scottish' Co. of The Kings Personal Royal Bodyguard [Garde Du Corps] of French Kings Louis XVIth & Louis XVIIIth. Revolutionary War and Napoleonic Wars period, a rare sword of the "Scottish company", the 1er Garde Ecossaise du Corps du Roy, possibly the sword of Antoine de Lhoyer, or, certainly one of his very few brother officers. A devout royalist, Antoine de Lhoyer in 1789 became a soldier in the Gardes du Corps du Roi, the personal bodyguard to Louis XVI. The rest of Lhoyer's life was to be buffeted by the momentous events of the French Revolution. A devout royalist, in 1789 he became a soldier in the Gardes du Corps du Roi, the bodyguard to Louis XVI. He fled from France after the massacre of guards by the crowd that invaded Versailles on 6 October 1789. By 1792, in Koblenz he had enlisted with the armée des Princes which joined with an allied army of Prussian and Austrian soldiers led by the Duke of Brunswick in an unsuccessful invasion of France in 1792. The years 1794-7 saw him participating in the campaigns with the Austrian army, and in 1799-1800 he served with counter revolutionary forces in the Army of Condé. He was wounded in battle and lost the use of his right hand for three years. He took refuge in Hamburg between 1800 and 1804 where his first known musical works were published (opus 12 to 18). Antoine de Lhoyer [L'Hoyer] (6 September 1768 – 15 March 1852) was also a French virtuoso classical guitarist and an eminent early romantic composer of mainly chamber music featuring the classical guitar. Lhoyer also had an incredible and notable military career, he was an elite member of Gardes du Corps du Roi, a Knight of the Order of St John and a Knight of the Order of St Louis. Louis XVIII appointed him "Major de la place" on the Île d’Oléron in 1816.
History of the French King's personal Scottish guards.
The King kept about him his Garde Écossaise. The Scottish Guards had likely protected him during the murder of John the Fearless at the bridge of Montereau, and rescued him from a fire in Gascony in 1442. His Scottish Guards fell at the Battle of Montlhéry defending their King, Louis XI of France, in 1465.
The Garde Écossaise survived as the King's of France's personal guard until the end of the Bourbon monarchy as the senior or Scottish Company of the Gardes du Corps (Body Guards). There were four companies of Body Guards and a detachment of them accompanied the French King wherever he went, posted guards on his sleeping place and even escorted his food from kitchen to table. The Garde Écossaise, [Scots Guard) was an elite Scottish military unit founded in 1418 by the Valois Charles VII of France, to be personal bodyguards to the French monarchy. They were assimilated into the Maison du Roi and later formed the first company of the Garde du Corps du Roi (Royal Bodyguard).
In 1450, King James II sent a company of 24 noble Scots under the command of Patrick de Spens, son of his custodian. This company takes the name of archiers du corps or gardes de la manche. On 31 August 1490, this company, these of Patry Folcart, Thomas Haliday and a part of the company of Robin Petitloch became the first company of archiers de la garde du roi under the command of Guillaume Stuier (Stuart). At the beginning la compagnie écossaise des gardes du corps du roi included 100 gardes du corps (25 bodyguards and 75 archers). Each bodyguard had four men-at-arms under his command, (a squire, an archer, a cranequinier and a servant), one of them acquired the name of premier homme d'armes du royaume de France. They were finally disbanded in 1830 at the abdication of Charles X.
During the reign of Francis I the garde were held up by blizzards near the Simplon Pass after a defeat at the Battle of Pavia in 1525. Some of the men reputedly settled there and their descendants became known as the "Lost Clan".
From the 16th century onwards recruitment of the unit was primarily from Frenchmen and the Scottish element gradually diminished at that time but the name remained in their honour. The name was retained as were certain words of command which had originated in Scotland. In 1632, the Earl of Enzie began to rebuild the Scottish regiment in France. There is sometimes confusion as to which unit actually held the title of Garde Écossaise, with several regiments in service often being conflated, especially those commanded by Sir John Hepburn, James Campbell, 1st Earl of Irvine (later commanded by Sir Robert Moray) and Colonel James Douglas. As an example some works recording Scots in action have simply applied the Garde Écossaise name, although referring to the Regiment de Douglas.
By the reign of Louis XV the Scottish Company numbered 21 officers and 330 men in a mounted unit which last saw active service when they escorted Louis at the Battle of Lawfeld on 1 July 1747. On this and other occasions the Scottish Company carried claymores with steel basket guards instead of the swords of the other French heavy cavalry. They were distinguished from the other companies of the Body Guards by wearing white bandoleers garnished with silver lace.
The Scottish Company provided a special detachment of 24 Gardes de la Manche (literally "Guards of the Sleeve") who stood in close attendance to the king during court ceremonies. The name indicated that they stood so close to the monarch as to be brushed by his sleeve. The Gardes de la Manche were distinguished by a heavily embroidered white and gold cassock which they wore over the blue and red and silver uniform of the Body Guard.
All four companies of the Body Guard were formally disbanded in 1791, although the aristocratic personnel of the regiment had dispersed following the closure of Versailles as a royal palace in October 1789. They were re-established at the time of the First Bourbon Restoration under an ordinance dated 25 May 1814. Until their final dissolution in 1830 the Senior Company retained the title of "les fiers Ecossais" (the proud Scots) Several original pictures in the gallery of the Ist Scottish, including a portrait of Monsieur Bergier, an Officer of the 1st Scottish Guards (18th century). No scabbard
Code: 22032Price: 2850.00 GBP
A Very Rare German RLB “Reichsluftschutzbund ”DaggerIn excellent sleeper condition, stunning maker marked blade WKC with all its original crossgraining. RLB Sunburst Swastika badge to grip. The Subordinate RLB dagger was introduced in 1936. This pattern of dagger was more difficult to obtain at the time because it was not issued automatically to the individual, but rather, it had to be earned. Many other daggers could be purchased by the wearer. This one was not available for private purchase. This dagger is, subsequently, very highly prized by the German WW2 edged weapon collector of today, as it is even more difficult to obtain, and rarer, than the SS Dagger. The Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) (National Air Raid Protection League) was an organization in Nazi Germany in charge of air raid precautions and the RLB was organized by Hermann Göring in 1933 as a voluntary association. The original paint to the scabbard has old surface crazing.
Code: 22028Price: 1695.00 GBP
A Superb Imperial German Kürassier NCO Lobster Tail HelmetIn absolutely stunning original condition. After, the prussian miltary debacle of 1806 only four of thirteen regiments survived. It was not until 1819 that the Kürassier regiments were reformed into eight line regiment with the Garde du Corps. During, the period of 1842-1843 the dress of the regiments were altered. The alterations consisted of a metal lobster style helmet and a modern tunic of off-white. With minor alterations this uniform remained intil the outbreak of World War I.
Polished Steel helmet was worn by all regiments except the 6th, which wore a helmet of tombak (alloy of copper and zinc) which is a golden color. Short visor with lateral ridge.Square cornered for Officers. Inside of helmet was matt green.
Helmet mountings were of yellow metal with silver used for 6th regiments tombak helmets.
Chin scales were gilded for all regiments.
Spike was of polished steel with the spike column and base of yellow metal. The reverse true of the 6th Regiment, with a tombak spike and silver base and spike column.
Behind each chin scale boss was an enameled cockade: on the right, the national colors of black, silver-white and red; on the left, a black and silver-white Prussian cockade.
The helmets bore the inscription Mit Gott Fur Konig Und Vaterland. A regimental list of the Curassier regiments of the german army
Garde Kürassier Regiment (Guards Curassier Rgt.) Berlin
Lieb Kürassier Regiment Grosser Kürfurst (Schlesisches) Nr 1 (LifeCR Great Elector [Silesian]No 1) Breslau
Kürassier Rgt. Königin (Pommersches)Nr 2 (CR Queen [Pommeranian] No 2) Pasewalk
Kürassier Rgt. Graf Wrangel (Ostpreussisches) Nr 3 (CR Count Wrangel [East Prussian] No 3) Königsberg It's last commanding officer was a Swedish volunteer count Gilbert Hamilton.
Kürassier Rgt. Von Dreisen (Westfälische) Nr 4 (CR von D. [Westphalian] No 4) Münster
Kürassier Rgt. Herzog Friedrich Eugen von Württemberg (Westpreussisches) Nr 5 (CR Duke F E of Württemberg [West Prussian] No 5) Reisenburg, Rosenberg and Deutsch Eylau
Kürassier Regiment Kaiser Nicholas I von Russland (Brandenburgisches) Nr 6 (CR Emperor Nicholas I of Russia [Brandenburgian] No 6) Brandenburg
Kürassier Rgt. Von Seydlitz (Magdeburgisches) Nr 7 (CR von S. [Magdeburgian] No 7) Quedlinburg (1st sqn) and Halberstadt (2nd-4th sqns)
Kürassier Rgt. Graf Gessler (Rheinisches) Nr 8 (CR Count Gessler [Rhenish] No 8 Deutz
Kgl. Sächsisches Garde Reiter Regiment (1. Schwere Rgt.) - Royal Saxon Horse Guards Rgt. (1st Heavy Regt.) Dresden
Kgl. Sächsisches Karabinier Rgt. (2. Schwere Rgt.) - Royal Saxon Carabineer Rgt (2nd Heavy Regt.) Borna
Kgl. Bayerische 1. Schwere Reiter Regiment Prinz Karl von Bayern - 1st Royal Bavarian Heavy Horse Rgt. Prince Karl of Bavaria München
Kgl. Bayr. 2. Schwere R.R. Erzherzog Franz-Ferdinand von Österreich-Este - 2nd Royal Bavarian Heavy Horse Regt. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este Landshut. Leather lining expertly restored.
Code: 22025Price: 2750.00 GBP
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