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Lot 6330: A helmet for elisted men of the Mousquetaires noirs de la Maison du Roi, circa 1814/15
02 November 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Silver-plated copper skull with silver-plated and gilded mounts. High comb, on it encircling stamped leave and arrow décor, black horse hair trim (cut). Emblem in shape of silver cross inside gilded frame with fleurs-de-lis ends on flamed background. Chinscales (incomplete) on fabric-covered leather, on each side arrow décor with mask. Headband with motto "ALTERIUS JOVIS ALTERA TELA". Original silk inner lining. Partly incomplete, damaged, traces of age and wear. The royal guard of mounted musketeers comprised 256 men and was re-introduced on 7 June 1814 by order of Louis XVIII. The Mousquetaires noirs formed the 2nd company of these life guards and owed their names to the black horses they rode on. An extremely rare and well preserved helmet from the times of the First Restoration.
Condition Report: II -
Notes: Frankreich - Zeit der Restauration