Model 1867 helmet has tombac body with double step front and rear "lobster tail" visors, trimmed in nickel silver. Obverse has silver Guard's star in raised relief, central planchet has Prussian eagle, wreath and motto worked in gold, and black, white and green enamel. Helmet surmounted by a highly detailed representation of a spread-winged eagle in silvered finish with a gilt crown, mounted to the helmet on a cruciform base. Complete with national and state officer's large size cockades, and tombac chin scales. Lined in white silk with leather sweatband, front visor leather lined and rear visor lined in black velvet. As worn only by two elite Imperial Cavalry units: the Garde du Corps and the Garde Cuirassier Regiment.
Condition: Has a small amount of old polishing residue around the edges. Very good specimen.