A fine Victorian officer’s helmet
A fine Victorian officer’s helmet of the Third (Prince of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards. The gilt brass skull with gilt brass fittings. The regimental badge incorporates the silver Prince of Wales’s plumes on a red enamel ground within the Garter motto over a blue enamel ground, all upon a silver hobnail cut star. Original chin chain, silk lining, and red and black horse hair plume. Contained in a japanned tin case. The helmet retains virtually all its original gilding.