Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

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Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by mpb » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:44 pm

This is one of my favorites, it's a senior ranking officer's helmet of the KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger),
ie Royal Netherland's East Indies Army. The gold piping on either side of the front panel indicates rank of a Majjor and above. Quite rare....1880's
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)

Post by mpb » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:09 am

Interior view with manufacturers stamp
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Another view
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Post by mpb » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 am

Velvet backed chin scales
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by Schiavona13 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 pm

A very nice one from a well respected maker =D>
No provenance with it ?

Btw if he ever needs a new home , let me know
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by stuka f » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:26 am

Nice indeed.
And what is the maker's name? Can't figure it out....
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by Schiavona13 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm

The maker is Frans Pauwels
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by mpb » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 pm

Thanks guys,
I was very fortunate to have been offered to buy it from a very old collector from the Netherlands. He has been collecting for decades and shared that few exist, but one other example of this model can be found in the National Military Museum in the Netherlands. I fwas able to dig up the info that accompanied it. I's a model1894 helmet. And as Schiavona indicated the maker is
Frans Pauwels, Fournisseur de la Cour, La Haye' - The Haque.

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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by stuka f » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:57 am

Schiavona13 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm
The maker is Frans Pauwels
Thanks! :thumb up:
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by Schiavona13 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm

mpb wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 pm
I's a model1894 helmet.
In this tread is its predecessor only a regular soldior version viewtopic.php?f=23&t=11709&p=83324#p83324
and here the officiers version for cavalry troops viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7004&p=51562#p51562

Here is no cork damage around your spike mount ?
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by mpb » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:40 pm

Hello,
Cork is solid throughout. No damage or soft spots.
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by mpb » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 pm

Few more pics
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Post by mpb » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 pm

Another
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

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One more
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Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Post by Schiavona13 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:00 am

I can only say one thing its very nice originale piece
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