Saxon Officer helmet of the highest quality. This is a
top of the line Awes-Marke helmet as can be seen from
the various niceties in the helmet construction. The
liner has the Awes-Marke logo etched in the leather
sweat band and the band has a high quality fabric
tightening band. The top of the liner has the
Awes-Mark gold label that says premium quality.
The leather is soft and light.
It seems to be from Grenadier Regiment 101.
That would not be a big question, except the center part of the wappen. Is it silver with a heavy patina? Is it yellow?
I think it is silver, but...
Cockades are the one piece non-serrated type.
If yellow, the wappen on this helmet is gilt on gilt. Most of us are used
to Silver on gilt but I have now seen 7 helmets with this configuration
including the one in the Saunders book. This helmet picture
comes from the 1902 Ruhl. Why no cross??? I even think this picture is a misprint.
The helmet is topped with a black yak hair parade
plume which only would have matched Grenadier Regiment, 101.