A super, and in some ways an iconic piece of ‘Trench art’ in the form of a service dress cap, made from a British 1915 dated 18 pound artillery shell case.
Excellent, loved, polished condition.
The ‘cap badge’ is made from Royal Engineers brass tunic button.
(It should always be remembered, that much trench art was immediate post war, cottage industry made, for battlefield tourists. Crude and heavy duty items suggest, troop made, war time items…….not however, a definitive rule of thumb).