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Carved wood stylized WW1 machine gunner ash tray

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    Posted 13 years ago

    scottvez
    (977 items)

    I have no provenance that ties this to being a soldier carved piece, but because of the subject matter it goes nicely in my trench art collection.

    The piece is carved from a single piece of wood and is 10" long and about 3 1/2" tall at the gunner.

    The soldier with helmet sits behind what I would say is a Vickers WW1 era machine gun.

    The style of carving of the soldier has a 1930s look to it (my opinion).

    While the carving may have been made as a desk object, it appears to have been used for some time as an ash tray. The ashes have left a residue in the tray bottom and also to the bottom of the machine gun.

    Scott

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 13 years ago
      Thanks for the Love Bogie. I'll have to get it down and check on the wood.

      Take a look at my other postings-- I have a lot of trench art items up.

      Scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 13 years ago
      Thanks vetraio.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 13 years ago
      Thanks Dan.

      Scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks nuts-- appreciate you looking and commenting.

      scott

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