Antique World War I Trench Art Vase Floral Design Dated 1917 – 1918

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A beautiful piece of art that has come out of America’s history from World War I is this trench art vase made from out of a Remington – U.M.C. shell. The shell is also marked on the bottom ‘405L 16C – 75 Dec.’ This vase depicts a hammered backing with a floral theme of leaves on the vine. The maker of this vase marked this vase ‘Verdun – 1917-18’. Verdun has a significant history It was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in the First World War and the history of warfare. Modern estimates increase the number of casualties to 976,000. In any case most of these casualties had been inflicted upon both sides by artillery rather than by small arms fire.. This piece measures 11 1/2″ high and the base is 3 3/8″ diameter. What an exceptional piece of folk art which is also connected to our countries history. Don’t miss adding this piece of trench art to your own personal collection. – 

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