Candle holder made from shell cases
I have known about this piece of "Jersey" trench art for the last 40 odd years. I first saw it as a youngster in St.peters Bunker Museum here on the Island, then when the museum closed it changed ownership and went to the German War Tunnels. They disposed of unwanted items a while ago and a friend got it. I have just acquired it a few days ago. I don't think ther are too many pieces of trench art made here on the islands but this is certainly one of them. The 88 shell being cut down and a 2cm shell added. So far the missus has not seen its trench art and just thinks its a candle holder so its in the living room.
All the best from Jersey,
11-22-2013 10:39 AM
Oh, don't worry...eventually, she'll move it to dust or clean and she'll turn it over.....then Wham-O! You'll have a fine trench art candlestick hat!
(they Always find out....lol)
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
You must be married to my wife's sister to know that ..... your that spot on.
Not so excellent ruse - SWMBO will find out and her wrath will be terrible to behold!
Nice addition to your collection-
"He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"
Hand wrought pieces are always interesting.