Branford House Antiques
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Trench & Ammo Art

Trench Art refers to objects made during WW1. They are most commonly vases, lamps and lighters made out of ammuation (shells & bullets) and out of local European coins from that time frame. Ammo Art usually refers to items from WW2 and includes airplanes, ashtrays and lighters made from ammunation.

Both catagories were often made by GIs to help pass the time and bordom of life in the trenches or foxholes.

WW1 Trench Art USN Sailor & Eagle item# 9FA1000

This is one of the finer pieces of WW1 trench art you will find. It was probably made by a sailor or a returning doughboy and made on a Navy warship. It is made out of a spent brass shell casing and features an American Eagle with a star on one side and a WW1 sailer in full uniforn and sidearm while standing at attention on the other side. It also features "USN" for United States Navy. It does have a low center hole and bottom hole for conversion to a lamp if desired. The carver of this item was obviously a trained sculptor or artist and no ordinary sailor or soldier.

It has a top diameter of 2.5 inches, a bottom diameter of 4 inches and stands about 15 inches tall. Our price include free shipping anywhere within the USA and an additional charge of $45 to ship anywhere outside of the USA via US Priority International Mail.


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