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 single nasal-bar type was characteristic of Continental Europe, whilst the three-barred type with a pivoting peak was more widely used in the British Isles. Many European-made lobster-tailed pot helmets were later imported to Britain during the English Civil War. The lining of the helmet is missing, as expected for such an old piece.
In order to prevent the rust the piece has been repainted at one point in time. The leather fittings appear to be original. The ear covers have ventilation holes. Both the peak and the nasal-bar are stamped M. The helmet width is 16.5 inches (42 cm), its depth is 9.5 inches (24 cm) and its height is approximately 8.5 inches (21.5 cm).The helmet weighs 1.5 Kg. The helmet is in very good condition for its age and is rust-free.
The leather fittings have aged but are still in one piece in most places. The item "Circa 1650 Dutch/German English Civil War Period Zischagee Lobster Helmet" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Early Modern (1500-1800)". The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth, Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.