Rare senior staff officer's helmet for the... - Lot 153 - Martin - Banel

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Rare senior staff officer's helmet for the... - Lot 153 - Martin - Banel
Rare senior staff officer's helmet for the gendarmes of the guard of the King's Military Household: Black patent leather bomb and nape, all gilded brass fittings, crest adorned with foliate gadroons and arrows, on the sides of the bomb staff thunderbolts with lightning bolts, front headband plate adorned with the crowned arms of France surrounded by clouds, a thunderbolt, lightning bolts and the Latin motto: "QUO JUBET IRATUS JUPITER" (meaning that the gendarmes were, like lightning in the hands of Jupiter, irritated, "where ordered by Jupiter irritated"). Engraved plume holder, visor also in gilded brass, edged with a wide rush engraved with laurel leaves, scale chinstrap, guilloche edging, gold passementerie cord with two tassels, round Medusa-head bosses, black fur chenille. Basane inner band, brown silk cap, green morocco-trimmed visor. It is presented with a large white plumeet with black base, gilded olive, with its case. (One chinstrap damaged, four scales missing, the second has lost the first scale; some hair missing on the left side of the chenille). First Restoration period, 1814/1815. Very good condition. A rare helmet, it was reserved for the senior officers of the staff and the senior officers of the two squadrons, divided into four brigades, each commanded by a lieutenant and two second lieutenants. The staff was composed as follows: The King, Captain, The lieutenant captain, Comte Étienne DURFORT in 1814 (rank of general), The squadron commander, Marquis de GAUCOURT (rank of colonel), The sous-aides majors, Marquis de NETTANCOURT, Marquis de BOUZAC (rank of lieutenant-colonel). The aide-major, Comte François de BOURBON BUSSET, (rank of lieutenant-colonel).
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