Early 20th Century Trench Art Jardiniere
This decorative brass jardiniere is an excellent example of trench art, made from a made from a German First World War shell case manufactured by Polte Werk in Magdeburg dated 1917 (marks on the base), this art form was often created by soldiers to pass the time in the trenches. This unusual brass jardiniere is larger than many examples of trench art, which often took the form of smaller vases, ashtrays or other more portable objects. Decorated with an embossed design of floral sprays and larger blooms with a distinctive scalloped rim, this is a super example of the ingenuity of trench art in the early 20th Century. Whether used as a planter or just a stand alone decorative item, this antique brass jardiniere would sit comfortably in a traditional or contemporary setting.
Diameter: 10" (25.5cm)
Height: 9" (23cm)