Filigree leaf from Verdun

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Wood, glass, plant material
Overall: 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 17.1 x 1.3 cm )
pierced: on leaf, "VERDUN" written: in pencil on reverse; "made for me/ in the Trenches by a soldier/ wearing my knitted sweater/ hortense A. Carney/ 1916-1917/ At Verdun/ wearing socks + wristers (?) also/ Gift of/ Miss Hortense A. Carney."
Filigreed leaf (probably oak) that has been pierced to leave the silhouette of a field gun and the inscription "VERDUN;" in rectangular gold and black frame with pencil inscription on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this example of trench art was given to the donor by a soldier who had recieved a sweater from her.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Hortense A. Carney
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group