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Trench Art250 of 273WW1 Trench Art Submarine c. 1918Trench Art Zeppelin from WW1
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Posted 7 years ago

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This was a companion piece to the WW1 tankard with spiked helmet that I already posted. They came together along with a soldiers memorial. All belonged to Private Mullheim of the 7th Infantry Regiment and probably date from the very early war era.

The pickelhaube is probably about 1/2 to 3/4 size.

This helmet is made out of a large shell base that has been reshaped to an oval shape (approx. 5 1/2" X 6 1/2"). It stands about 7 " from base to the tip of the spike. Additional sheet brass has been added to create the front and back visors. It has lead cockades and small thin brass has been joined for the scale chin strap. Thin hammered and cut sheet brass was used for the Eagle plate.

This shows incredible workmanship and attention to detail. I have a few small size pickelhaubes, but this is the only one I have ever seen of this size.



  1. Driewer Driewer, 7 years ago
    Awesome! Very nice piece! brass ones are hard to find! I got a leather one dated 1918! Thanks for sharing! :)
  2. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks Driewer-- this is a half sized model of a helmet meant for display, not a useable helmet for soldier wear.

    Post your pickelhaube when you get a chance.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks Deanteaks.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks Ultimatecollector, trenchartman and tom.
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
    amazing piece!
  6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks Chrisnp.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks p...! This one is very unusual in style and craftsmanship.

    I have never seen another one of this size and with this high quality of detailing.

  8. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 5 years ago
  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking nativejewelry.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks much nice!

  11. Celiene Celiene, 2 years ago
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting celiene-- it really is a remarkable trench art piece.

  13. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking bucket!

  14. scottvez scottvez, 24 days ago
    Thanks militarist.


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