Antique Brass Trench Art Lamp Base - WWI 1916
A beautiful piece of WW1 trench art, the shell being manufactured in 1915 for use in a 75mm field gun and is stamped DE C which denotes the field gun De Campagne. The base is also stamped USA and the 15 indicates the manufacturing date (1915).
The shell is engraved on the side with "Suippes 1916". The shell case stands approximately 36cm (40cm with the lamp holder) and measures approximately 8cm in diameter. The lamp has been wired for European style connector so would need to be rewired for U.K use and is therefore sold as a decorative piece.
The shell is in good antique condition but does have a few marks and a small dent towards the neck. Gross weight approximately 1.4kg