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Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)1880's

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:44 pm
by mpb
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

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:09 am
by mpb
Interior view with manufacturers stamp

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:14 am
by mpb
Another view

Re: Dutch East Indies Pith Helmet (KNIL)

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 am
by mpb
Velvet backed chin scales

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

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 pm
by Schiavona13
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

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

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:26 am
by stuka f
Nice indeed.
And what is the maker's name? Can't figure it out....

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

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm
by Schiavona13
The maker is Frans Pauwels

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

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:19 pm
by mpb
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:57 am
by stuka f
Schiavona13 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm
The maker is Frans Pauwels
Thanks! :thumb up:

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm
by Schiavona13
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 ?

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:40 pm
by mpb
Hello,
Cork is solid throughout. No damage or soft spots.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 pm
by mpb
Few more pics

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 pm
by mpb
Another

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:55 pm
by mpb
One more

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

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:00 am
by Schiavona13
I can only say one thing its very nice originale piece