Posted 7 months ago
This is a birthday gift of Vincent's, a great hand made money box, made in a basic form of a Mark IV or Mark V British tank, circa WW1.
There are only a few screws in the tank, little straight blade brass ones, and the rest is held together with what looks like steel shoe tacks.
I don't know the wood type but it all has a lovely patina.
Heat etched on the bottom is TH 2655.
My question is: would this be trench art? It certainly is very rustic and the materials would have been available to a trenchman.
Would the TH be the makers initials and what is the relevance of the 2655?