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Trench Art200 of 325WW1 shell art vases with flowers and ivyP-38 Trench art ashtray from WW2
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    Posted 12 years ago

    scottvez
    (977 items)

    This pair of traditional shell vases were made to commemorate the battles of "St. Mihiel" and "Argonne"-- each also bears the date of "1918"

    The vases stand just under 14" tall and were fashioned from French 75 gun brass.

    The deep, chocolate patina sets these two vases apart.

    Thanks for looking.

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 12 years ago
      As always, thanks for looking bellin.

      Scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 12 years ago
      Thanks again bones and amber!

      Scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 12 years ago
      Thanks tlmbaran.

      Scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Thanks for looking!

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Thanks for looking p...!

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 11 years ago
      Thanks for looking at my trench art posts petey!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks much gargoyle-- I had forgotten I had these on here.

      scott
    8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 8 years ago
      No problem Scott,we used to have a set of these,my grandpa had them in his scrap pile (still in great condition though)I was told the crimp was done on the sprockets of a tank.May be wrong though.
    9. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      There is period documentation of gears on larger artillery pieces being used to make the crimps. I would guess that many other devices could be used.

      Did your grandpa's pieces go to scrap? I have seen photos of patriotic donations of these WW1 brass pieces during WW2 scrap drives for the War effort.

      scott
    10. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 8 years ago
      No ,we saved them but they were sold later for a considerable amount.This would have been in the late 80's-early 90's
    11. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Good-- at they were saved as trench art and not just scrapped/ melted as is often the case.

      scott

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