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Amazing WW1 Trench Art Shell Case & Fuze Madonna Shrine..Just back from Belgium

Amazing WW1 Trench Art Shell Case & Fuze Madonna Shrine..Just back from Belgium
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Information:

  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Service: Army
  • Type: Trench Art
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued


Title
Amazing Trench Art Shell Case Shrine
We found this fabulous piece of WW1 history last week in Belgium.
It is a shrine with Madonna figurine made from a shell.
Either side are two bullets mounted on brackets.
The brass fuze has various marks which suggest it is British marked N-100, PAL and 13.
It is also marked ATM 9.5, I and has an arrow mark.
A quick search online suggests it is probably a Howitzer shell but I am not an expert so please judge for yourself.
The inside is painted red and there is a small wooden insert which acts as a base for the Madonna.
The Madonna figurine is very attractive but plastic so obviously later.
There is also a brass/copper coloured band running around it near the base with a star above.
This is very heavy weighing 3.6 kg.
 

Height:  12" (30cm)

Shell Diameter: 3" (8cm)

Total Width including bullets: 5¼" (13.5cm)

Height of Madonna: 6" (15cm)

Just back from France, Belgium and the Netherlands with a huge van load of vintage treasures which we will be listing over the next week.

We specialize in religious collectibles, antique lighting and interesting French brocante - see our other items.
We make regular trips to France
Belgium and the Netherlands so our stock is constantly changing.

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