This helmet was given to my father and we think it may have belonged to Baron Alexander von Musulin. Musulin was the Austro-Hungarian diplomat who drafted the ultimatum to Serbia in 1914, so this would be an interesting connection to confirm. Unfortunately the written communications and oral history relating to the piece are muddled and we're not sure if Musulin was the original owner, or perhaps somebody else. There is another candidate as possible original owner - another Baron.
It would be helpful if I could precisely identify this piece. If it matched with Musulin's military service (which we know nothing about at this point), then that would be fairly definitive. Looks like a 4th Regiment officer's tschapka to me. Is there anything else that can be determined? What's the meaning of the white cloth body. That's unusual. What's the period? It looks like a later vintage tschapka - maybe up to to and during WWI for dress occasions. Rank?
Thanks in advance for any help.