October 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Lot 147: WWII Trench Art Shell - German Hand Smashing Russia(29 views)
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Europe, Germany or Russia, ca. 1942. Rare brass mortar shell made by "Schneider" transformed by a service member showing the gloved hand of a German soldier smashing a Russian star, arrows through it, with the dates of 1941 and 1942 listed. Inscribed at top "Emilek." and at base "Azorosz - Frontrov." Size: 15.5" H (39.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Young Collection, Colorado Springs, CO
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Condition Report: Excellent