Trench Art Vase made from a 75mm shell casing.   This shell case vase was bought in a lot that came out of Germany  last summer, and was offered as POW art.  German or American POW, we do not know.  It does appear to be an American shell casing, but that sheds little light on who actually made it.   Heavily fluted at the base, with a floral motif at the top, the piece stands about 14 inches tall.  The top opening has gotten slightly crushed at some time, resulting in an oblong top and a fracture in the brass.  Still a very presentable piece.