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Antique WW1 French Trench Art Lidded Box, Inscribed Souvenir de Guerre, Allied Flags

Trésor Bleu

$185.00
ITEM NO. MD-1122a

Item N°. MD-1114D

Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Antique (more than 100 years old) France, c.1918 (World War I)

Made from two WW1 shell cases this unusual vessel with two (top and bottom) shell bases.  The exterior is hand-inscribed, Souvenir de Guerre, "Memento of War," with the dates  (19)14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18.  The Allies:   British Union Flag crossed with the French Flag as a symbol of soliderity between the two countries. The decoration has been hammered into the brass, an original large shell.  The base is made from a shell marked 4.5 IN, HOW, 7 50 CF 1918, meaning it was manufactured in 1918.   The top shell base is marked 162 MAI 1915 POLTE MAGDEBURG, a French manufacturer, made in May, 1915. Diameter 4.72 inches wide height 3.5 inches.  The interior could hold items, but is charred from use.

Approximately 1 pound, it has a very heavy, solid feel.  

This "Baller de Prière" makes a perfect travel piece, or journey-through-life piece. All trésors are custom wrapped for gifting and shipping is free within the U.S.