Brass Shell Casing Trench Art World War 1 Antique 1917

Dittany Morgan

DMA07744.a

A substantial sized brass trench art shell casing from First World War dated 1917 on bottom. Made into a vase by peeling top end back into petals. Engraved on side GRv (King George V) Royal Engineers; On Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, translating to 'Whoever thinks it wrong'. Lovely patina with age.

Height 25cm or 10 inches; diameter bottom 10cm or 4 inches.
Weight 1520 grams or 977 pennyweight.