PAIR WORLD WAR I TRENCH ART 75 MM FIELD CANNON STYLIZED SHELL CASINGS -OAK LEAF


PAIR WORLD WAR I TRENCH ART 75 MM FIELD CANNON STYLIZED SHELL CASINGS -OAK LEAF

WE SEE THESE ON OCCASIONAND MARVEL AT THE CRAFTSMANSHIP THAT WENT INTO TRANSFORMING THEM FROM A 75 MM FRENCH ARTILLERY SHELL INTO A PIECE OF ART……………………………………………………..WORLD WAR I”TRENCH ART”1918 SPECIFICALLYSOLID BRASS (NOT PLATED)FRENCH ARTILLERY SHELL CASINGSWITH OAK LEAVES AND ACORNSWE ARE CONSIDERING THESE A PAIR AS THEY LOOK TO HAVE BEEN CRAFTED BY THE SAME PERSON; ONE IS ACTUALLY 1/2″ LONGER THAN THE OTHER. THE 12 1/2″ LENGTH ONE IS MARKED “VERDUN”, THE 12″ ONE IS MARKED “ARGONNE” WHICH WERE BOTH BATTLEFIELDS DURING THE WAR. THE PAIR UNPACKED WEIGH 5.2 LBS. (AVD.).