Original French Third Republic Model 1872 Shako
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Original Item: Only One Available. A nice example of a French Third Republic military shako, circa 1870-1890. The cardboard body displays a thin covering of black wool, with a yellow worsted wool band at the top, and a black painted rigid top. There is a black thin leather strap around the base, black pressed oil cloth visor and original brass eagle plate with cockade to the front of the shako. red/white plume sits nicely not top. Chinstrap is absent. The interior of the shako is lined in red waxed paper with a wide Moroccan leather sweatband. There is a paper name label to the inside crown. Overall the shako is sound condition, but shows age and wear.
The French Third Republic was the system of government adopted in France from 1870, when the Second French Empire collapsed during the Franco-Prussian War, until 10 July 1940 after France’s defeat by Germany in World War II led to the formation of the Vichy government in France.
Overall Height: 6”
Size: 6 3/4 US (52cm)