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Large Nicely Detailed Trench Art Shell Case, WW I, EPARGES
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.
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