Original German WWI 75mm Shell Casing Great War Commemorative Matched Vases - 2 Items

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Original Items: Only One Grouping of 2 Available. Trench art is any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war, or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. It offers an insight not only to their feelings and emotions about the war, but also their surroundings and the materials they had available to them.

Not limited to the World Wars, the history of trench art spans conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the present day. Although the practice flourished during World War I, the term 'trench art' is also used to describe souvenirs manufactured by service personnel during World War II. Some items manufactured by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians during earlier conflicts have been retrospectively described as trench art.

The 75mm casings are of German manufacture and are both dated 1917 on the headstamps. The bottoms feature 3 cast brass feet and the design on the casings themselves are roses. The lower two inch portions feature the year 1914 on one and 1918 on the other. They stand at 9 ¾” tall.

Comes more than ready for display or use.

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