GERMAN WWI 1ST GUARD REGIMENT OF FOOT MITRE CAP.
A rare and delicate enlisted mans mitre cap from the Grenadier Battalion of the 1st Guard Regiment of Foot. This ancient helmet re-introduced in the late 19th century for Guard and dress use only. Basic red cloth body that sits behind the large one-piece stamped front plate with its Semper Talis scroll with all of the lace to the wool body intact. Two minor moths to the red cloth body, with its original red and white wool pompom. All of the metalwork, which includes the large front plate and the rear frame in undamaged condition with nearly all the rivets that hold the frame to the wool body intact, two only of the rivets missing. Complete with its set of flat white metal clip over chin scales. Slight staining to the red cloth. Complete with its original enlisted ranks liner with the original name of the wearer ‘Grenadier Meyhens 1st Garde Regiment Zu Fuss’ stitch attached to the leather interior sweatband. Superb piece, large size possibly size 57 or 58, which is unusual for one of these mitre caps.