WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine - Early 1900s Militaria Folk Art - French Freedom Symbols - 15" x 4" - Medical Art
Rare WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine - Early 1900s Militaria Folk Art - French Freedom Symbols - 15" x 4" - Medical Art
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine - Early 1900s Militaria Folk Art - French Freedom Symbols - 15" x 4" - Medical Art Rare
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine
WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine

WW1 Trench Art of Caduceus Symbol and Cross of Lorraine

Regular price $250.00

Here we have a large trench art shell with the medical Caduceus symbol and the Cross of Lorraine in on the opposite side. This is one powerhouse of a piece, and I can't even imagine the war machine that needed a shell this size. The embossed forged symbols have a major presence, and the Caduceus is not a common finding on a WW1 trench art shell. If only this military artifact could talk. I guarantee you the story will be intense. Standing in a corner, you'll have a presence, thick as thieves.

Here is some info on the Caduceus courtesy of Wikipedia:

The caduceus is the traditional symbol of Hermes and features two snakes winding around an often winged staff. It is often used as a symbol of medicine, especially in the United States.

The WW1 trench artwork came out of a collector's estate in Iowa. I was told the piece likely originated around 1913-1914, and likely was produced by someone in a medical unit.

The antique military artwork stands around 15" tall, and the diameter measures around 4". There is patina from age throughout. The rare medical art is a bruiser with some good weight to it. Please see all pics as they are part of description.

I ship to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO Boxes). Free shipping on the WW1 artifact.

Art can survive anything. This beauty is proof.