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Three brass trench art shells that span two World Wars.
Center shell is a WW1 era shell that has been hammered with a typical oak leaf motif. The background of the shell has been worked and aged to look similar to bark.
Left shell is a very unusual acid etched shell from WW2. Typically the WW2 craftsmanship is of a lower quality than WW1 era and acid etching is rarely found.
Right shell is another WW2 era shell that has a commemorative work of the rescue of the crew from the USS Sqaulus. The Squalis sank in 1939; was raised and renamed the Sailfish. She served throughout WW2.
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