An original Horizon Blue French Army Artillery Officers hat in good condition.
This pattern of cap came into use with the French Army in 1917 and saw issue throughout the rest of the Great War. The cap is made from a light blue soft wool and features a full cotton drill sweatband to the interior.
The sweatband bears various markings including what appears to be a name and size.
The hat features red piping which denotes artillery as the branch of service the officer who originally owned the hat would have served in.
The hat is in good condition for its age with some signs of wear and use etc which are to be expected from an item of approximately 100 years old. It is far from a perfect example but it certainly displays well none-the-less.
Altogether a good original Great War French item which would make a nice addition to a collection.