Royal Irish Regiment Officer's helmet plate circa 1901-04.
A good rare, short-lived gilt example. Crowned star mounted with laurel sprays and Garter; the crimson velvet centre bearing silver crowned Harp resting in shamrock sprays. Mounted on the base of the laurel, a silver scroll 'The Royal Irish'. Three loops to reverse. Some service wear. GC
Estimate: (£260 - £400)
In 1904 the scroll was altered to 'The Royal Irish Regiment' and the central harp device changed its design to KK 234