WW1 Trench Art shell case brass vase from 75mm canon shell made Pyrotechnic Maritime De Lourient in France and dated 1914. This is really an exquisite piece and we have never seen one with this precise etching. It has a swag pattern over stars - you really have to see it up close to get the true detail and the unique crown top base finishes it off beautifully.
Measurements: 85mm internal 75mm and height 255mm
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.
Please note that all items sold are vintage and have been preloved. As part of its history and journey through time it may have acquired some wear, light marks or small defects. If there are any major problems we will note them, however please use the photos provided as part of your decision making when deciding to make a purchase. Old things are rarely perfect and have been used and loved, and that is part of their charm. As all monitors are different, we cannot guarantee a colour match. And finally, all measurements are approximate! If you have any questions about the items please ask.
WW1 Trench Art shell case brass vase from 75mm canon shell made Pyrotechnic Maritime De Lourient in France