This pair of beautifully crafted brass shell cases commemorate the WW1 'Battle of the Hills', April 1917, between the French 4th Army and the German 4th Army. One of the brass shell cases, names the village of Craonne, the other Champagne. Both have detailed repousse, chased and punched work, carried out with a hammer, screwdriver and nails of varying sizes. The work is of a very high quality. The holly on one and ivy on the other, along with the lettering on both is very much of the Art Nouveau period.
Often called 'Trench Art', soldiers crafted these whilst on rest and recuperation to take home as a memento. Locals also crafted and sold them as souvenirs. Price stated is for the pair.
SKU 429- UK shipping is included in the price.
Shell diameter: 85mm
Weight 2.20kg (for pair)