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Fire helmet frontpiece: Neptune

Object Number: 
INV.9037
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 3 x 2 1/2 in. ( 21.3 x 7.6 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "NEPTUNE / HOSE"
Description: 
Gold painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; painted scene at center with Neptune and galloping horses; "NEPTUNE" and "HOSE" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, red painted panels at top and bottom.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group