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    Trench Art, Can anyone identify what it is ?

    I got this trench art in a job lot of stuff

    Can anyone identify what it is supposed to be ?

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    Its a shell with 3 bullets which i think is the foot that it rests on, there are two flaps and like a little seat / bar across

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    Looks like the French Mle 1916 HE with a souvenir tip added, with the crest etc. It may have held an inkwell as the case is bent back for two pen rests.

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    It's a WW1 French 37mm shell. The case has been made into an ashtray and bullets have been added as legs. Id say the badge was a French town's crest. There's no change to the shell head I can see and I have a similar one in my collection.

    John.
    Author of 'British Rifle Grenades of the Great War'

 

 

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