$129.50

SKU: US16877 Categories: , Product ID: 3424

Description

SHELL – TRENCH ART, 75MM, 1916. THIS IS ONE OF THE RARE SHELLS THAT WERE EMBOSSED OUTWARD ABOVE THE SHELL CASE SURFACE. THEY USED “BUMPER BARS” INSIDE THE SHELL AND THE VIBRATION WOULD MOVE THE MATERIAL OUTWARDS. IT IS STIPPLED WITH FLOWERS (THISTLES AND POPPY) WITH THE LEAVES AND FLOWERS RAISED ABOVE THE SURFACE, ALSO ENGRAVED 1914-1918, CUT ROUNDED CROWN TOP. A VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL FORM OF TRENCH ART. HAVE ONLY ENCOUNTERED A FEW OF THESE WHILE COLLECTING THEM. EXC