Style C.1700. Possibly made for the surge of Polish nationalism of the second half of the 19th century. Iconic form with heavy one piece skull and flamboyant crescent form facer guard on sliding nasal. Heart pierced cheek pieces and articulated neck guard. Decorated throughout with relief embossed brass mounts and brass rivets marching the originals. Just under 7 pound weight! Interior lined with leather. Surface well preserved with good patina and a little scattered pitting.