Original U.S. WWI Shell Casing Trench Art Set - 3 Items
Original Items: Only One Lot of 3 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.
All items are completely inert and are in compliance with the current BATF standards on inert ordnance
The Items In This Lot:
- Large German 1917 Dated 155mm Ashtray: The base is 6 ⅝” in diameter and stands at 3” tall. It appears to have been used as an ashtray.
- French 75mm: This casing is marked 75 DE C on the bottom, indicating they are for the Canon 75 de Campagne, also known as the Canon de 75 modèle 1897. The base of the shell is a lovely crimped design and the main body has a rooster and a chicken. Stands at 11 ¼” tall.
- French “1914” 75mm: This casing is marked 75 DE C on the bottom, indicating they are for the Canon 75 de Campagne, also known as the Canon de 75 modèle 1897. The base of the shell is a lovely crimped design and the main body has the year 1914 on it. Unfortunately this example is cracked but still beautiful. Stands at 13 ⅝” tall.
All items come more than ready for display!
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