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WW1 Trench Art Heart Ring

$850.00

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WW1 Trench Art Heart Ring

$850.00


Description

DATE: WW1, c.1915

An incredible example of WW1 "trench art",made by a soldiers on the front lines using whatever materials they had to hand. This ring is predominantly aluminium, likely from the nose cone of an artillery shell, set at the head with a copper (?) heart. Given the circumstances under which it was made, the quality is quite remarkable - it's crude, but well made, and on account of the aluminium it's deceptively light. Presumably made to send home to theirs truly.

MEASUREMENTS 

Width at head: 6.8mm

Width of band: 4.2mm

WEIGHT 

1.4g

MARKS 

No marks present

CONDITION 

 

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