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Trench Art126 of 252WW1 shell art vases with flowers and ivyWW1 American trench art ?
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Posted 4 years ago


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This pair of traditional shell vases were made to commemorate the battles of "St. Mihiel" and "Argonne"-- each also bears the date of "1918"

The vases stand just under 14" tall and were fashioned from French 75 gun brass.

The deep, chocolate patina sets these two vases apart.

Thanks for looking.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    As always, thanks for looking bellin.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks again bones and amber!

  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking!

  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking p...!

  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking at my trench art posts petey!

  7. scottvez scottvez, 21 days ago
    Thanks much gargoyle-- I had forgotten I had these on here.

  8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 21 days ago
    No problem Scott,we used to have a set of these,my grandpa had them in his scrap pile (still in great condition though)I was told the crimp was done on the sprockets of a tank.May be wrong though.
  9. scottvez scottvez, 21 days ago
    There is period documentation of gears on larger artillery pieces being used to make the crimps. I would guess that many other devices could be used.

    Did your grandpa's pieces go to scrap? I have seen photos of patriotic donations of these WW1 brass pieces during WW2 scrap drives for the War effort.

  10. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 20 days ago
    No ,we saved them but they were sold later for a considerable amount.This would have been in the late 80's-early 90's
  11. scottvez scottvez, 20 days ago
    Good-- at they were saved as trench art and not just scrapped/ melted as is often the case.


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