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    Posted 11 years ago

    scottvez
    (958 items)

    This hand carved plaque was carved in France and most likely dates from the end of the war- 1920s. There was a large demand for War souvenirs and this particular item surely met the demands of former French Soldiers.

    The plaque is 14" X 18" and features many weapons. The central Artillery piece looks to be a French 75 field gun. There is also an F1 French Grenade with percussion fuse. The helmet appears to be a French Adrian Helmet.

    The single medal on the left is the French Croix de Guerre (Cross of War).

    The back of the board has the remnants of a French newspaper.

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Thanks Dan, I appreciate the like.
    2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 11 years ago
      That is one interesting trench art plaque.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Thanks tom. While I have a ton of shell art in my collection, I am more interested in other media of trench art.

      Be sure to look at my other postings.

      Scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks p...!

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks tom.

      scott

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