BRITISH EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY OFFICERS LANCE CAP.
A superb example of this rare pre 1908 introduced headdress, the skull of black patent leather with the upper portion of light blue ribbed cloth, some creasing to the black leather mortarboard top and to the body but the form is superb. All of the fittings, which include the corners to the mortarboard top, the plain gilded strips that run down each corner of the mortarboard, the beautiful scrollwork surrounding the base of the mortarboard, the lionís head side bosses and the superb front plate all match in gilt with the overlay sections of the East Riding of Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry scroll plate in white metal. Complete with Edward VII central motif surmounted by Imperial crown. No moth damage to the ribbed cloth section of the mortarboard. The rose of Yorkshire in white metal that holds the blue and white swan feather plume. To the interior the red silk liner with its gold block makerís logo has never been removed from this helmet, the grained light tan leather liner shows some wear use but is undamaged however is loose from the main body of the lance cap at the rear. The plume is complete with its officers gilded plume holder and the chin chain, the correct pattern with its original velvet backing. A most superb piece.
Code: 67739 Price: 3600.00 GBP