A stunning, untouched WW1 French Adrian helmet with battlefield damage.
Standard infantry helmet in ‘dull/dusty’ horizon blue with front grenade. The shell is as said grubby/untouched. With the leather chin strap displayed across the front peak. Chin strap is with some age hardening but in no way is it at the point of disintegration. Liner held in position on the left side as worn by a piece of copper wire, chin strap loop absent (see images).
The interior of the shell is with the lighter original ‘bright’ horizon blue.
Liner is present but with the ‘damage’ as can be seen (see below).
The front peak on the left side (as worn) is with the battlefield damage as can be seen.
As with such things difficult to know if worn at the time. The damage is in keeping with a shrapnel ball strike from above. The interior in my opinion has been damage by rodents again where it lay or at some time during the last 100 years of storage.
No markings visible to me on inspection.
That said, a superb looking helmet, of a period/moment in time.