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Trench Art WWI 18 Pounder Casings w Portraits of French Officer w Wife

Trench Art WWI 18 Pounder Casings w Portraits of French Officer w Wife
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$246.00

Very nice pair of 18 pounder shell casings showing very nicely done portraits of a French officer and wife (?). The piece with the officer has a banner at the bottom reading SOUVENIR DELA GUERRE 1914. The bottom has many different markings but probably most significantly is dated 1917, marked as an 18 pounder and marked by the firm P.B&Co. The casing with the young lady reads SOUVINIR DELA GUERRE 1918, is also marked as an 18 pounder but dated 1916 and made by ALCO. Each is just under 12 inches high, 4 inches wide at the base and the pair weichs just under 6.5 pounds. Attractive memorabilia from WWI that would look great in a relevant display. Please see attached photos for artwork and markings.

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