MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – KUGELHELM – OFFICER – FELDARTILLERIE-REGIMENT NR 60
This is a very rare Mecklenburg-Schwerin Feldartillerie Regiment officer’s kugelhelm. The kugelhelm came from Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 60, the only artillery regiment from Mecklenburg-Schwerin which was a Grand Duchy that fielded two Infanterie Regiments, one Jäger-Battalion, two Kavallerie Regiments, and one Feldartillerie Regiment.
The latter regiment was Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 60. The regiment founded in 1899, garrisoned in the capital city of Mecklenburg, which is today a beautiful city located in former East Germany. The royal family’s castle still stands on an island within the city. [It remains one of my favorite cities/castles in Germany. I always enjoy going back for a visit].
The kugelhelm’s leather body is in well above average condition. It sports scattered spidering. The leather body is very supple and makes a lovely presentation. All the fittings (furniture) are gilt-toned, with the exception of the wappen’s center. The wappen itself consists of a gold-toned sunburst. Across the sunburst is a frosted silver toned Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s crowned Coat-of-Arms. The coat of arms stands out to command one’s attention.
The helmet’s chin scales are quite attractive. They are convex, as is correct for Feldartillerie kugelhelm. The exterior’s final detail is the presence of the correct officer’s State and Reich’s kokarden. The State kokarde is the lovely pattern used by Saxony, Württemberg, etc.
The interior is lined with a fine brown leather sweatband. It is full and complete. The silk liner which is complete and is beige shows one small rip. [This kugelhelm DEFINITELY was worn].
Under the silk liner we see all of the original hardware for this kugelhelm. There are no double holes where the wappen is attached to the leather body.
This is a very beautiful and rare kugelhelm in prime condition from Mecklenburg-Shwerin.
This is a consignment item.