Trench Art objects were done by solders in their spare time. These were often decorative and souvenirs of the the battle. This large brass shell casing is a souvenir of a World War 1 battle at EPARGES, FRANCE. The name of the village of a German artillery position The back ground is punched with smooth bands on the top and bottom. The word EPARGES is done in repousse as well as a vase of flowers. The bottom has several marks. 2108 17K 75 DEC. Other marks are illegible and mask some of the original marks. The shell casing has a hole in the bottom. It measures 13 1/2" tall and 3" in diameter. This is a 75mm casing. This is a great piece.
Item ID: 2392-1
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