Royal Irish Regiment Victorian Officer's helmet plate circa 1881-1901.
A good gilt example. Crowned star mounted with laurel sprays and Garter, the crimson velvet centre with silver crowned Harp within shamrock sprays. Mounted on the base of the laurel, a silver scroll 'The Royal Irish'. Three loops to reverse. Some wear to gilt, centre securing lug absent otherwise GC. (KK 233)
Estimate: (£260 - £400)
Provenance. Ex Hugh King Collection, Bosleys December 2009, Lot 18. This is the actual piece photographed as No. 233 in 'Head-dress Badges of the British Army'.