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Posted 2 years ago


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This trench art lamp stands well over 2 feet tall and weighs over 25 pounds.

It is assembled from WW1 shells and bullets but was most likely made post- WW1.

A lot of effort went into this one and it is full of Patriotic motifs-- Eagles (both engraved and cast brass flag toppers) and Stars (cut sheet metal). Additionally, there are 20 cut brass rifles to further decorate the lamp.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    O my this is a big one. Very interesting. Where did you find it? Meaning part of the country...
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    It came from a seller out of California (several years ago)-- set me back about $35 to ship it.

    The seller shipped in two boxes causing me to worry that only one would arrive!

  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting bellin!

  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Interesting! I always wonder if there is a pattern to where a majority of WWI items are found.
    Always enjoy your posts!
    Hope you are doing well
  5. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Now that is what I call a work of art, fantastic!
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again amber. Sometimes the origin of items will assist in determining facts about the original owner or lead you down an erroneous path.

    I cannot count the number of times I have seen a Civil War Union soldier identified as Confederate because it was bought in the deep South.

    In our mobile/ moving society, I am skeptical of using location to determine other facts on objects WITHOUT other supporting data or documentation.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks trgrubaugh and petey.

  8. JueBoo, 2 years ago
    This is amazing .Very impressive
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking jueboo. If you like trench art, I have another 100 or so postings on collectors weekly that may interest you!

    Take a look when you get a chance.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking rob!

  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran!

  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking tom!

  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks official and hems.

  14. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking p...!

  15. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 1 year ago
    WOW! I have not looked in quite a while and came across your lamp. Impressive! Most Impressive!!
  16. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks trenchartman-- be sure to take a look at my other posts. Over the last 6 months I have added a lot of trench art from many eras and many different forms.


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