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WWI Era Trench Art Dinner Gong

WWI era Trench Art dinner gong.  The gong fashioned from a brass shell casing, impressed BERNDORF 1905, suspended from a wrought iron frame on a mahogany base.  Together with the original mahogany and leather encased mallet.

The shell casing/gong is 11” (28cm) long,

The mallet is 8” (20.3cm) long,

The base is 9 1/2” (24.1cm) diameter,

Total height is 15 1/2” (39.4cm).


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.

Not limited to the World Wars, the history of trench art spans conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the present day.  Although the practice flourished during World War I, the term 'trench art' is also used to describe souvenirs manufactured by service personnel during World War II.  Some items manufactured by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians during earlier conflicts have been retrospectively described as trench art.

As per Wikipedia