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Trench Art
Trench Art

Trench art is a form of folk art made by soldiers. Metal casings from bullets and mortar shells were cut and decorated to form useful objects, such as vases. The term "trench art" originally referred to art made by soldiers in the trenches during World War I, but has since been used to describe art from all conflicts dating back to the 1800s. .

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 Trench ArtBraceletCuff, RGH Monogram, Star Circle, Pierced, Metal, 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLetter OpenerWorld War I Bullet Shell, Dove Holding Flower, c.1916, 7 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVaseShell Case, Bronze, Silver, Copper Moorish Designs, Hebrew Text, c.1918, 11 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVaseShell Casing, Brass, Holly Design, Reims France, World War I, 13 In., Pair2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVaseShell, Brass, Torch Design, c.1915, 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtAshtray 3 Cigarette Rests, Shell Casing Center, World War II2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLetter Opener Bullet, Brass1941, 6 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLighter Shell Casing, Plastic 4 Stair Step Base, World War II, 7 x 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVase Shell Casing, Carved, Birds1940, 11 1/2 x 4 In. Pair2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVase Shell Casing, Carved, Flowers, Crest, Verdun, World War I, Marked, 13 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVase Shell Casing, Flowers, France, World War II, 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 In. Pair2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVase Shell Casing, Fluted, Twisted, Marked, World War I, 13 1/8 x 3 3/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtAshtray3 Cigarette Rests, Shell Casing Center, World War II, 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLetter OpenerBullet, Brass, 1941,6 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLighterShell Casing, Plastic 4 Stair Step Base, World War II, 7 x 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVaseShell Casing, Carved, Birds, 1940,11 1/2 x 4 In. Pair , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVaseShell Casing, Carved, Flowers, Crest, Verdun, World War I, Marked, 13 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVaseShell Casing, Flowers, France, World War II, 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 In. Pair , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtVaseShell Casing, Fluted, Twisted, Marked, World War I, 13 1/8 x 3 3/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLighterBomb Casing Brass Early 1900s 3 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLighterBomb Brass World War I 3 1/2 x 7/8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLighterBomb World War I Brass Case 1 x 3 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtLighterBrass Shell Casing Flick Lighter In Pull-Out Base 2 3/4 x 5/8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtShellEagle Design 7 1/2-In. Military Round Inactive 10 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Trench ArtTrayPropeller Plane German Writing World War II Nazi 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price


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