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Lot 3586
Original Rare Russian Imperial WW1 Ring.
Trench art. Made from a button - it was very popular at that time. Original, not reproduction. Please don't hesitate make us an offer.
Recently in Europe we bought old collection of rings including Trench Art Rings. Some of them have very unusual design.
The ring was belonged to Johan Nopasson - look at his ID (selling separate).
Estimate price: $100 - $150.
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WIKIPEDIA: Trench art is any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war, or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. It offers an insight not only to their feelings and emotions about the war, but also their surroundings and the materials they had available to them. There is much evidence to prove that some trench art was made in the trenches, by soldiers, during war. In With a Machine Gun to Cambrai, George Coppard tells of pressing his uniform buttons into the clay floor of his trench, then pouring molten lead from shrapnel into the impressions to cast replicas of the regimental crest. Chalk carvings were also popular, with contemporary postcards showing carvings in the rocky outcrops of dug-outs. Many smaller items such as rings and knives were made by soldiers either in front line or support trenches, especially in quieter parts of the line. Wounded soldiers were encouraged to work at crafts as part of their recuperation, with embroidery and simple forms of woodwork being common.



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Original Russian Imperial WW1 Ring, Trench Art

Blaine, WA, USA