Irish, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, a Victorian Albert pattern helmet plate dating from somewhere between 1847-71(2311033)


A fabulous brass helmet plate worn by a trooper in the Inniskilling Dragoons. Mid 19th century. For further information on this item. please read the full description and view the images.

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Irish 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Victorian Albert pattern helmet plate dating from somewhere between 1847-71.

This is a very good example of an early and scarce helmet plate to a famous Irish cavalry Regiment. The helmet is die struck and is produced from gilded brass. Within the sprays of laurel and oak is a crowned rococo shield mounted by a brass star bearing an oval brass strap inscribed ‘Inniskilling Dragoon’. In the centre is a VR Cypher.

The three screw posts to reverse are present along with their nuts. These posts have been shortened. The helmet plate is a most attractive piece and it is a large display item, that would make a fantastic centrepiece to a military badge display. With a little bit of work to the reverse fittings, this could be mounted on an original helmet as a restoration exercise.
As you look at the helmet plate from the front, you may notice that one section of the laurel spray is missing. However, this is an exceptionally fine and scarce item that has the potential to be restored and is priced accordingly.
The helmet plate measures approx 15cms East/West and 16cms North/South. It is of two piece construction.