Solid teak stand weight 3 lbs. Personally designed in the port of Batavia, Dutch East Indies sometime in 1973. Wappen comes as decoration to stand. Traces of original gilt brass (varnish and finely ground brass particles) can be observed on the spike and stem. No gilt on the massive front plate.Large silvered cross is imposed across the Wappen; below a scrolled bandeau reads: "In Treue fest" (Steadfast in Loyalty). The original chin strap with convex scales may never have been covered with gilt. Multiple hairline fractures without measureable width or depth trace across the helmet.
Micro fissures and epidermal missing leather adjacent to the cross base appear to be concentrated along the top of the helmet..... Perhaps the reason for the Government Armory installation of the interior tin metal plate support. Leather is being subjected to excessive weight from the metal furniture. Red color is evident under the neck piece; while green coloration is absent under the squared front visor. No loose stitching, rivets or split pins.
They make for an interesting Great War Display for your office or home credenza. Please check the above images. Except for the teak stand all are of German origin common to the time stated. The item "WW1 GERMAN BAVARIAN SPIKE HELMET, RES OFFICER PICKELHAUBE, FELD-ARTILLERIE 1901" is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "steti-3221" and is located in Plano, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.