Rare WW1 Gallipoli Campaign Carved Stone Trench Art In Soldier’s Original Tin
A Very Rare Antique WW1 Gallipoli Campaign (Ottoman Empire) Carved Stone Trench Art Set In Their Original Tin.
I quite extraordinary item. It consists of a carved Bible stand, a large Bible, a small Bible and some slippers.
The large Bible has an inscription for “Souvla Bay 1915” (one of the 3 landing points for allied troops), followed by “Egypt 1916” and “France 1916”.
The smaller Bible is inscribed with “I Love You” and this sits on the carved Bible stand.
These are all housed within the original tin that the soldier would have kept them in during his service. It is an old “Three Caftles Cigarettes” tin, heavily decorated in advertising. The lid has become unattached and it is heavily worn. A reflection of its travels during WW1. If only this piece could speak!
One of my favourite ever finds!
Tin 14cm x 7cm x 3cm
Large Bible 4cm x 3cm x 1cm
Small Bible 2.5cm x 1.7cm x 0.6cm
Stand 2.5cm x 2.4cm x 1.6cm
Slippers 2.8cm x 0.6cm x 0.6cm
Total Weight 89.21 grams
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