Object Title

Trench art shell

Trench art shell

Object Number



Purchased 20th September 2013. The seller purchased it from a UK-based private collector in the 1990s/early 2000s.

Physical Description

Trench art, inkwell with two pen stands. Base of copper-coloured metal. 2 pen stands and inside of inkwell are brass-coloured metal. Machine Gun Corps badge in relief to front. Brass.


Dimensions: Height: 50 mm (2 in.), width: 120 mm (4.7 in.), depth: 100 mm (3.9 in.) Weight: 119 g (0.3 lb.)

Inscriptions and Marks

Below badge, scratched into surface: 1917