PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS A 19TH CENTURY COPY OF A 17TH CENTURY HELMET. THE SALE IS FOR THE HELMET ONLY AND NOT THE MANNEQUIN'S HEAD. Authentic 17th Century examples of these helmets command large prices. Our example which, was no doubt made as a "revival piece" in the 19th Century, offers scope to the collector to obtain an example without large burden on ones' pocket! The lobster-tailed pot helmet, also known as the zischagge, horseman's pot and harquebusier's pot, was a type of post-Renaissance combat helmet.
It became popular in Europe, especially for cavalry and officers, from c. 1600; it was derived from an Ottoman Turkish helmet type. The helmet gradually fell out of use in most of Europe in the late 17th century; however, the Austrian heavy cavalry retained it for some campaigns as late as the 1780s.
The French term capeline was also used for this helmet, however, usage of this word was not precise. "Capeline" was indiscriminately used to denote various types of hat, and helmets other than the lobster-tailed pot. This example features hemispheric skull with decorative finial and feint incised decoration; three articulated neck lames with rolled and decorated edges, forming the signature lobster-tail neck guard. Riveted visor (again with incised decoration) with sliding nasal bar fixed by a thumbscrew.
The ear/cheek pieces are decorated with piercing. The interior is fitted with its original velvet lining. Condition - as per images. Some surface pitting to the metal commensurate with age. Dimensions : Length 16" x Height from base of ear flap to finial tip 10 1/2" x Max width at tail 11 1/4.We are a member of LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) and CINOA. LAPADA is the UKs largest trade association for professional art & antiques dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee. These can be viewed at our shop based in Little Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BN. The item "17th Century Cromwellian Style Antique Lobster Tail Helmet / Zischagge Civil War" is in sale since Monday, June 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Early Modern (1500-1800)". The seller is "holtantiquesltd" and is located in Walsingham. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.