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Prussia – Spiked Helmet – Officer – Cuirassier KR 2

SKU: 04-857 XKGJT

$7,495.00

Lovely Cuirassier officer’s helmet from KR 2 that dates to around the turn of the 20th century. The unit was formed in April 1717 in Pasewalk and participated in the War of Austrian Succession under the leadership of Frederick against the Saxons and Austrians. They triumphed in the battle at Hohenfreidberg in southwestern Poland on 4 June 1745. (The area is now called Strzegyom.) And in 1845 the regiment was honored with the addition of the “Hohenfreidberg 1745” honor banner to their helmet plates. It was because of this brilliant victory on the battlefield that Frederick became known as Frederick the Great….

 

Height: 13in
Width: 7in
Length: 11in

Lovely Cuirassier officer’s helmet from KR 2 that dates to around the turn of the 20th century. The unit was formed in April 1717 in Pasewalk and participated in the War of Austrian Succession under the leadership of Frederick against the Saxons and Austrians. They triumphed in the battle at Hohenfreidberg in southwestern Poland on 4 June 1745. (The area is now called Strzegyom.) And in 1845 the regiment was honored with the addition of the “Hohenfreidberg 1745” honor banner to their helmet plates. It was because of this brilliant victory on the battlefield that Frederick became known as Frederick the Great.

The helmet bowl is made of nickel-plated sheet iron, complete with all fittings in a gold-plated version. The Prussian eagle on the front has the “Hohenfriedberg 4 Juni 1745” honor banner across its hips, and the original gilding is still very well preserved. The arched scale metal chin scales have tri-fold rosettes, and the large version for cuirassier officers Prussian and Reich cockaden in as was correct for cuirassier officers. The detachable fluted spike is from silver colored metal in contrast to the rest of the trim which is brass.

Inside is a light-colored leather sweatband with white silk ribbon, the tan silk lining is slightly damaged. The front peak is lined with green leather, and the neck visor is lined with black velvet, The helmet is only lightly worn, with a few minor bumps and or dents, and some rippling on the crown.

A very nice untouched helmet from an historically significant regiment. Whenever the Crown Prince is pictured in a cuirassier uniform, it is always with a helmet like this.

 

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Lovely Cuirassier officer’s helmet from KR 2 that dates to around the turn of the 20th century. The unit was formed in April 1717 in Pasewalk and participated in the War of Austrian Succession under the leadership of Frederick against the Saxons and Austrians. They triumphed in the battle at Hohenfreidberg in southwestern Poland on 4 June 1745. (The area is now called Strzegyom.) And in 1845 the regiment was honored with the addition of the “Hohenfreidberg 1745” honor banner to their helmet plates. It was because of this brilliant victory on the battlefield that Frederick became known as Frederick the Great.

The helmet bowl is made of nickel-plated sheet iron, complete with all fittings in a gold-plated version. The Prussian eagle on the front has the “Hohenfriedberg 4 Juni 1745” honor banner across its hips, and the original gilding is still very well preserved. The arched scale metal chin scales have tri-fold rosettes, and the large version for cuirassier officers Prussian and Reich cockaden in as was correct for cuirassier officers. The detachable fluted spike is from silver colored metal in contrast to the rest of the trim which is brass.

Inside is a light-colored leather sweatband with white silk ribbon, the tan silk lining is slightly damaged. The front peak is lined with green leather, and the neck visor is lined with black velvet, The helmet is only lightly worn, with a few minor bumps and or dents, and some rippling on the crown.

A very nice untouched helmet from an historically significant regiment. Whenever the Crown Prince is pictured in a cuirassier uniform, it is always with a helmet like this.

 

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Dimensions 11 × 7 × 13 in