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Large brass artillery shell casing trench art vase with engravings
This is an unusually large trench art piece that can be used as a vase, an umbrella holder or a planter. The engravings show bald eagles, a Filipino tribal couple, palm tree in tropical beach, volcanos, etc. The shield looks like that of Kalinga, Bontoc or Ifugao headhunter, but the costume looks Moro as does the weapon. One of the volcanos seems to be Mount Mayon in Luzon island. The bell tower of the Cagsawa church near the volcano is also depicted in the art. The other volcano is the Taal Volcano. So, it seems like this trench art was made by an American soldier posted in the Philippines. The item is 25-1/4" high. The base is 10.5" in diameter, the top opening is 9" wide and the piece weigh about 31 lb.
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