Today we are offering for sale a rare World War II trench art ashtray.
This trench art ashtray is nicely crafted and detailed. The piece is heavy and features a solid brass body (which appears to be a piece of American artillery as it is marked on the bottom 105 MM M14 Type 1 1944), with two welded bullets, one large and one small, one cigarette rest, one side cut out, and a silver-colored badge on the front. This piece is the work of a talented and skilled trench artist and no doubt brought back to commemorated America’s victory over the enemy.
Ashtray presents well and is in good antique condition, with minor wear, tarnish, oxidation and patina commensurate with age.
Dimensions: 5-1/8″ in height, 4-5/8″ in diameter