Posted 10 months ago
This is a nice cast aluminum piece that dates from WW2. Just purchased this past weekend at a "Civil War" Show!
It is well made and very well detailed. The "spinning" props really show some age. They are tooled out of aircraft plexiglass and held in place with a/c rivets.
The body of the plane and the ashtray stand are of cast aluminum. Most likely cast from aircraft pieces but nothing that can be definitively identified.
Initially, I considered this a souvenir piece and not necessarily trench art. However, considering the era and war shortages of the materials used in construction; I am confident that this is a trench art piece.
Thanks to bhifos for help with the plane ID.
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