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French Bronze WW1 Era Picture Frame

French bronze WW1 era picture frame used to frame a photo of a war hero that came back home or died in the Great War. The bronze frame is with the heading souviens-toi (Remember) 1914, 1915, 1916. On the left a woman with a child holding a sword, possibly depicting the French ideal of liberty and the new generation of French. On the right a sword and a rifle, most possibly a Lebel Model 1886. The frame is signed by the artist Dimensions Height: 19 cm Width: 24 cm Weight: 840 gr

Bell Commemorating The Scuttling of the WW1 German Fleet

A bronze silver plated bell commemorating the scuttling of the WW1 German fleet at Scapa Flow off the Scotland shore.  Rear German Admiral von Reuter, command of the fleet, ordered his soldiers to deliberately sink all ships rather then have the Allies use them on 21 June 1919.  His crews opened seacocks, torpedo tubes and portholes on the ships to flood them and once again hoisted their flags of the Imperial German Navy. The bell is engraved with the German iron cross and the words: The lord of hosts is with us (psalms 46:7). The full incident can be read at the Imperial War Museum website. Dimensions Height: 22cm Length: 29cm Width: 13cm Weight: 1.66Kg

WW1 Trench Art From Artillery Round with Skulls

A unique WW1 trench art from artillery round with modern skulls that are tire valve caps. Dimensions: Height: 15 cm Width: 29 cm Weight: 3.6 Kg

American Veterans of Foreign Wars Appreciation Plaque to Helen Morgan

American Veterans of Foreign Wars appreciation plaque to Helen Morgan, probably for her contribution to the US military during World War One judging from the figures on the sides of the inscription.  On the left, two American artillery soldiers loading a cannon, on the right, two soldiers holding rifles going to battle. The middle inscription reads: Presented to Helen Morgan Bronx County Council Vetrans of Foreign Wars of US As A Token Of Our Esteem March 17, 1934 Bronze on wood. Dimensions: 24 cm x 26 cm / 9.44 inches x 10.23 inches 1.8 Kg / 3.96 lbs.

German WW1 Procession of Artillery Soldiers Bronze Plaque By Ludwig Manzel

A special bronze relief plaque of a procession of German WW1 soldiers on horseback pulling an artillery carriage with other soldiers.  The bronze work is excellent showing in high detail the soldiers, their rifles and helmets, the horses and in the background of what seems to be a bombed out town with houses with missing roofs and a damaged tree.  The work is made by Karl Ludwig Manzel (1858-1936) and is signed by him L. Manzel on the lower right as well as K. Grabert. Chlg.I. on the width of the frame. Dimensions 59.4 cm x 13.5 cm / 23.38 inches x 5.31 inches 2.44 Kg / 5.37 lbs

French World War One Commemorative Plaque

A rare and unique piece of history featuring a commemorative plaque presented to Marshall Ferdinand Foch, the Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War, and Georges Clemenceau, Prime Minister and Minister of War during the war.  The plaque shows all of the characteristics of World War One such as the trench warfare, airplanes and zeppelins first used in battle, firearms, helmets and digging tools.  In the center is a French soldier holding a flag that is being kissed by a woman, maybe representing the gratefulness of the French nation to its brave fighters. The plaque was presented as part of the Law of November 17th 1918, that was established to pay national tribute to the armies and their leaders who participated in World War One, the war to end all wars. The writing in the center translates to:
The Law of November 17, 1918
To the armies and their chiefs
To the government of the Republic
the citizen Georges Clémenceau
President of the Council
Minister of War
Marshal Foch
Supreme leader of the allied armies
From a well deserved Fatherland
This commemorative World War One plaque in appreciation to George Clémenceau and Marshall Foch is a one of a kind piece of history and is in museum quality significance.
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Ottoman Artillery Cannon Brass Coat of Arms

An Ottoman artillery cannon brass coat of arms with the Turkish tughra of either Sultan Mehmed V (reign: 1909-1918) or Sultan Mehmed VI, the last Sultan of the Ottoman empire, ruling from 1918 t0 1922 when the Ottoman empire was dissolved and the Republic of Turkey was established. The tughra is a calligraphic monogram, seal or signature of a sultan that was affixed to all official documents and items such as coinage.  Each Sultan had his own tughra which was designed during the beginning of his reign by his court calligrapher. This brass coat of arms or crest was affixed to an artillery canon and is now secured to a wooden base with eight brass pins.  The crest is intricately made featuring flags, spears, swords, revolvers, books, flowers and a shield in the center. Dimensions 19cm x 13cm including the base (7.5 x 1.18 inches)

Battle of Mulhouse & Alsace Liberation WW1 Plaques

A beautiful set of two bronze plaques commemorating the battle of Mulhouse also called the Battle of Alsace, which began on 7 August 1914 and was the opening attack of the First World War by the French Army against Germany.  The Germans counter attacked days later making the French leave the city on the 11th of August.  The plaques feature A French officer kissing an Alsatian young woman in traditional dress who throws herself in his arms.   In the background the French infantry are charging and on the right a fallen panel inscribed with DEUTSCHES REICH.  The plaques are signed on the left: Joe Descomps SCR, A Chambin Editeur, and on the right Georges Scott, 8 Aout (August) 1914. One of the plaques is on a large wooden frame and the other plaque is on a wooden desk stationary pad with 1914-1918 shown on the bottom. Dimensions Large plaque: 21 cm x 28 cm (8.26 inches x 11 inches) Notepad plaque: 11 cm x 21.5 cm (4.3 inches x 8.4 inches)  

Schwarzlose Machine Gun Crew Plaque

A German brass plaque featuring a crew of three soldiers operating the Schwarzlose or Maschinengewehr 08/MG 08 Machine Gun. The plaque in German: Erinnerung a.d. Dienstzeit translating to "In memory of the years in service" and dated 1935. The Schwarzlose M. 7 was designed by the Prussian firearms designer Andreas Wilhelm Schwarzlose in 1904, and used in service between 1908 to a bit after 1945.  The a Schwarzlose is a belt-fed machine gun, usually mounted on a tripod, and used by the Austro-Hungarian empire and later Germany, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and in some colonial conflicts. Dimensions: Width: 17 cm Height: 19.5  

German Cross Picture Frame WW1

German Iron Cross picture frame for commemorating a fallen soldier.  This is a World War One era picture frame from the Austro-Hungarian empire period. Dimensions: Width: 14.6 cm Height: 17 cm

November 4th WW1 Memorial Plaque By Egidio Boninsegna

Or best offer November 4th is celebrated and commemorated in Italy as the end of World War 1, the day of Armistice at Villa Giusti.  Italy lost in WW1 over 500,000 soldiers.  This rare bronze plaque was sculpted by one of Milan's most famous sculptures in the early to mid 20th century: Egidio Boninsegna.  The memorial plaque depicts an angel carrying to a tomb a half-draped male soldier accompanies by his mourning wife and two children bidding him a final farewell and another man holding the ends of the drape.  Both the angel and the fallen soldier show deep, hollowed-out eyes, indicating the suffering and grief caused by the war. The angel is sitting on a slab with the writing Ignoto Militi, the unknown soldier.  In the background is a great memorial tomb complete with fluted columns and another frieze of mourning figures.  The artist Egidio Boninsegna is best known for the creation of numerous tombs for the Monumental Cemetery and the Musocco Cemetery in Milan. He also sculpted the monument dedicated to the Milanese painter Filippo Carcano in 1915. This November 4th Italian memorial cast bronze plaque is rare in this excellent condition.  It is fastened to a heavy wooden frame. Dimensions: Height: 48 cm (18.9 inches) Width: 39 cm (15.35 inches) Weight: 7.4 Kg (16.31 lbs)

World War One Trench Art Knives Set

Or best offer A set of World War 1 trench art knives made by American, British, German and possibly French or Belgium soldiers between 1914-1918 during the constant bombardments across the trench lines. This unique set includes the following items from top to bottom as shown in the photos: British Trench Art Knife From The First World War American World War One Trench Art Knife Trench Art Knife From WW1 1914 German World War One Trench Art Knife German Trench Art WW1 Knife These are all unique and one of a kind items.