~ 1916 18 Pounder Trench Art Brass Shell Case Ashtray ~
The piece is a cut down shell case, still retaining its inert primer, and slotted to the upper rim to act as an ashtray.
The base is stamped 18 PR II (for an 18 pounder, mark 2 shell), Lot 178 Broad Arrow, 3/16 for March 1916) and was made by ALCO.
~ Condition ~
All in good order.
~ Dimensions ~
The shell case base is 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter and is 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall. It weighs 0.78 Kg.