This is a British 18 pounder shell case turned in to trench art. The case is in fantastic condition with flower in a frame scratched design the case is in lovely condition still its shiny brass colour it has no major damage and the design was properly done by the troops themselves in the Trenches or on battlefield clearance due to the basic design.The case has all its original markings on the bottom of it including the date 1917 the primer is dated January 16 all the markings are clear to read. The case comes from a private collection on the Somme and is a very nice condition relic from the famous Somme battlefield of 1916-1918.
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